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Things Are Good: Using Snow to Cool Buildings in Summer

During winter snow is cleared from the roads and put into massive piles to melt when warmer weather returns. This might seem simple enough, but it’s a big challenge dealing with the snow because of the sheer volume in colder climates like Canada. Researchers in British Columbia are proposing that the snow gets taken . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Using Snow to Cool Buildings in Summer

PostArctica: Some I liked

Again, some random shots from recent months… . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Some I liked

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. . . . → Read More: PostArctica: At The River Today

PostArctica: Three

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LeDaro: First snow

Looks winter is here already. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: First snow

PostArctica: Verdun Waterfront Today

Didn’t have my camera when when we got hit with sunshine combined with blinding wet snow but got a few of the aftermath.

 

 

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Dead Wild Roses: Snow Seasonal Things Considered: Clean Sidewalks

I know what you’re thinking. “Fascinating subject Arb, do tell us more!”

Okay, perhaps not as gripping the other newsy bits we we have around here but none the less a subject that shouldn’t be casually swept aside. Living in Alberta means that for three to five months of the year, snow will be on . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Snow Seasonal Things Considered: Clean Sidewalks

Dead Wild Roses: As Much As I Like Snow…

I think so much at once kinda sucks. 20cm and still accumulating…

 

The view from my front window.

Filed under: personal Tagged: Break it down! Its shovel time!, Edmonton, Snow, Too Much Snow

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PostArctica: More Winter

Might as well, storm blowing out there…

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cartoon life: Robin sighting

Robins, #ldnont, Yes I’ve seen Robins

— doug rogers (@dougsamu) March 7, 2014

@dougsamu Robins with tiny snowshovels and driving tiny snow plows

— doug rogers (@dougsamu) March 7, 2014

Filed under: comment Tagged: robins, snow, spring, Winter

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PostArctica: Snowfall

Snow is a bitch to get right, be satisfied with…but we go forth anyway despite snowblind and other temporary post processing afflictions..

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LeDaro: Dangerous and erratic weather in U.S

Signs of more dangerous storms to come as the effects of climate change become more intense. What will the deniers say now? Global climate change – from human activities – is no longer a prediction… it’s a reality, and it’s getting worse. It is costing governments money as they have to clean up after multiple . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Dangerous and erratic weather in U.S

April Reign: Snowy Afternoon Walking With My Dog

April Reign

A few pics and short video showing just how hard it was snowing. Looks lovely and for once wasn’t bitterly cold.

April Reign – In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

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PostArctica: Bus Stops – Verdun Metro

cartoon life: Cat clouds snow on a landscape

Sometimes a number of things come together in a way to make something you haven’t seen before.

Filed under: art Tagged: Cat, clouds, landscape, snow

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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 . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Beets for Road Ice Removal

Dead Wild Roses: More Edmonton Winter…

That friends, is my garage featuring an intrepid thermometer that is presently losing the legibility battle.

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Edmonton Winter, Hanging Snow, My Garage, Snow

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Dead Wild Roses: Welcome to Winter – Edmonton Style

Ah, the first winter storm of the season. This is the view from the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Building at the University of Alberta.

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Brrrr, Edmonton, Snow, Winter Weather

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BigCityLib Strikes Back: LPC Western Resurgence?

Interesting poll result.  Federal Libs are at 32% in Manitoba.  That’s still 10% back of the Tories, but I would imagine its enough to pick up a few seats hear and there, especially around Winnipeg.

For my T.O. readers, Manitoba is the one to the left of Ontario on the map.  I lived there . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: LPC Western Resurgence?

Walking Turcot Yards: Verdun, April 12, 2013

Can only remember this much snow a couple of times in my life this far into April and probably only in the last 15 years or so. My father was born on April 22 and he always said that his father claimed there was still snow in the backyard the day he was born. My . . . → Read More: Walking Turcot Yards: Verdun, April 12, 2013

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Make Fun in Regina

Of course, you can write in the snow too; Write with your finger.

-Here’s where I narrowly missed the Archives Week presentation on prohibition of alcohol.

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Trashy's World: Danger under the snow…

Take care out there kids, especially if you’re in the NCR. Beaucoup de neige! These are also the ideal conditions for winter hoop snakes. These critters very much like it around the freezing mark and thrive especially well when the first snow of the season hits. This gives them adequate cover to stealthily sneak up . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Danger under the snow…

Trashy's World: Snow

I hate snow. (10) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Snow

Trashy's World: Crap.

I hate when snowflakes make their inevitable reappearance on the Environment Canada website. (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Dead Wild Roses: The Snow is Coming – Looking for an Upside

I’m not a a huge fan of snow, but I’m trying, I really am. For instance, you don’t get dinosaurs in the summer or fall…

It is a start I suppose.

Filed under: Rant Tagged: Meh, Snow, Snow Dinos, Winter

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