Round Up: Melting in Alaska, Biking Madness, Glacier Art

Gulf of Alaska Experiencing Large Flushes of Glacial Melt Water

Stunning view of where the ice meets water in Alaska. (Photo credit: Oregon State University)
Stunning view of where the ice meets water in Alaska. (Photo credit: Oregon State University)

“The collective freshwater discharge of this region is more than four times greater than the mighty Yukon River of Alaska and Canada, and half again as much as the Mississippi River. While scientists had indeed noticed this runoff, until now they had no idea the magnitude of its impact.”

Read more at Nature World News.

 

Intense Bike Marathoners Race through Allalin Glacier 

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“Each year hundreds of dedicated mountain bikers take part in an annual race in Saas Fee. However, the fact that the race takes place at the beginning of March and the course is a glacier means that the Saas Fee Glacier Downhill is no ordinary mountain bike race…”

Read more at Ski Total.

 

Michèle Noach is Making Big Waves as a Pioneer in Glacier Art

“Michèle Noach was born in Australia and lived in The Netherlands & the US before her family settled in London in the last hours of the 1960s. She kept pet mice, listened to the Velvet Underground and The Damned and gazed at a lot of George Herriman, Jean Dubuffet, André François and Ronald Searle. Keen on code-breaking, she has been a cryptic crossword compiler, sign language interpreter and arts’ writer.”

See her work here.

 

 

 

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