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Giant Trench under Antarctic Ice

Giant Trench under Antarctic Ice

Researchers have discovered a giant trench, deeper than the Grand Canyon, buried beneath the Antarctic ice.    Newcastle University

By |January 16, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Lake Michigan has turned into a sea of ice balls

Lake Michigan has turned into a sea of ice balls 1

The ice balls form in just-below-freezing water and start as small chunks of ice, in Lake Michigan in Glen Arbor.    Watch the video…

By |January 10, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A Pickup truck made of Ice

A Pickup truck made of Ice

World record drive attempt by the Canadian Tire Ice Truck, for being the first self propelled ice creation to drive.    Watch the video…

By |January 3, 2014|Categories: Vehicles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship completed

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship

The 52 passangers from the Akademik Shokalskiy, the ship that had been trapped in Antarctic ice for nearly 10 days, have now been rescued.   Image © Andrew Peacock

By |January 3, 2014|Categories: Aquatic, Boats|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Rescue of stalled Antarctic ship in progress

Rescue of stalled Antarctic ship in progress

A group of 74 scientists, tourists and crew aboard a Russian ship stuck in ice off Antarctica, still awaiting rescue after a Chinese icebreaker failed to reach it.     Image © Andrew Peacock

By |December 29, 2013|Categories: Aquatic|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Light Pillars over Finland

Light Pillars over Finland

These are nearby light pillars, a local phenomenon that can appear as a distant one, a column of light appearing to extend up from the Sun caused by flat fluttering ice-crystals reflecting sunlight from the upper atmosphere.    Image ©  Thomas Kast

By |December 19, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Climate change the state of the science

Climate change the state of the science 2

The data visualization summarises several of the most significant statements in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘s (IPCC) recent Fifth Assessment Report. Including everything from sea level rise, to rising global temperatures and sea ice melt.    Watch the video…

By |November 24, 2013|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Nuclear icebreaker expedition to the North Pole

Nuclear icebreaker expedition to the North Pole (6)

On board a Russian Arktika-class nuclear icebreaker, Sergey Dolya took some incredible photos from the air, in an expedition to the North Pole in the polar night.

By |November 10, 2013|Categories: Boats|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fearless Ice climbers

Fearless Ice climbers

Three fearless climbers, Jen Olson, Jon Walsh and Magda Kosior, went to explore the spectacular ice structures, in the Canadian Rockies.  Image © Caters

By |November 10, 2013|Categories: Sports|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Upsala Glacier Retreat

Upsala Glacier Retreat 1

This photograph by an astronaut on the Space Station highlights the snout of the Upsala Glacier (49.88°S, 73.3°W) on the Argentine side of the North Patagonian Icefield. Dark lines of rocky debris (moraine) within the ice give a sense of the slow ice flow from right to left.   Image © NASA/M. Justin Wilkinson

By |November 5, 2013|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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