PostArctica: Almost Done!

Tomorrow is the last day of autumn which means it is also the last day of L’automne (please drop by and like the page if you haven’t already). One of the most interesting experiences of my life has been walking and photographing the Verdun waterfront over the last three months. Tomorrow I take it to ...

PostArctica: A Symphony of Ice with Beaver Update

It was pretty cold out there today and a huge sheet of ice was breaking up and floating down the river when I got there. You can hear it as the individual pieces clang against each, especially the moving ones banging against the more solid ice close to shore. (and light backgrounds do highlight the ...

PostArctica: Some I liked

Again, some random shots from recent months… Jeanne Mance street as I still call it. Montreal General, Cedar entrance. Park where Lasalle and Wellington criss cross. Stanley Nelson Jr, Director of, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, answers questions via Skype at Concordia Verdun Waterfront, last ice on the Saint Lawrence at dusk

PostArctica: At The River Today

Not much ice left out there, just this weird strip of chunks floating along next to the shore. You could hear it tinkling, like chimes.

Things Are Good: Beets for Road Ice Removal

The traditional approach to deicing roads is to cover the roads (and thus the ground around the road) in salt – which is absolutely awful for the environment. Because so many people drive cars the demand for road salt is high and has come to negatively impact local economies and environments. There is a solution ...

DeSmogBlog: "Goliath" Melting Year Shatters Records in Greenland

greenland_moulin-NASA.jpg It’s been a “Goliath,” record-setting melting year in Greenland, home of the world’s second largest ice shelf. On August 8th, a full four weeks before the end of “melting season,” cumulative melting on the island had exceeded the previous record set in 2010, which included the full season. The record melt was figured by the ...

DeSmogBlog: Black Day in July for Greenland Ice Sheet

How hot is it this year? Maybe the breaking of thousands of temperature records across the USA so far this year didn't get your attention. Perhaps you have yet to be presented with the scary facts in Bill McKibben's latest article about Climate Change's New Math. Well if you missed those cheery bits of reporting, have a gander ...

Things Are Good: Ice Can Help Power Grids During Peak Use

Air conditioners use a ton of energy and when everyone has their’s running the load on the power grid can be pushed to the limit. At night, when it’s generally cooler, the power grid isn’t being used nearly as much. A company called Ice Energy is using that extra night time capacity to make ice, ...

DeSmogBlog: Shrinking Arctic Ice May Cause Mercury Poisoning

Arctic-MultiYear-Ice-1980-150×150 (1).jpg NASA has shown repeatedly that the Actic icecap is melting, and melting faster than climate models predict. This new visualization is stark and should be of obvious concern, simply because of the impact on sea levels. Now there is a potentially new threat. The process of shrinkage may cause a chemical reaction that ...