When Snow Slides: Alarming Videos of Avalanches (Slideshow)
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For those living and traveling in the mountains, there is no danger more powerful than an avalanche. Caused by sliding layers of snow, an avalanche has the power to pick up rocks, uproot trees, and bury people, cars, and even buildings.
The powerful slides have always been a concern, but as the planet warms and the climate changes, many scientists believe that avalanches will become more common.