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Frozen Memory: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers [Slide Show]

James Balog and the Extreme Ice Survey team documented the vanishing glaciers around the world on an ambitious photographic survey

By Anna Kuchment

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COLUMBIA GLACIER. ALASKA, U.S.

July 23, 2006. In the mid-1980s ice filled this valley up to the lower edge of the dark band of vegetation.....[ More ]

MOUNT KILIMANJARO. TANZANIA.

July 27, 2005. A fast-melting face of the Furtwängler Glacier near the summit.....[ More ]

SOUTH LAKE, GREENLAND ICE SHEET. GREENLAND.

July 20, 2006.....[ More ]

STEIN GLACIER. SWITZERLAND.

September 25, 2006.....[ More ]

STEIN GLACIER. SWITZERLAND.

September 17, 2011.....[ More ]

TAHUMMING GLACIER. BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

August 29th 2009. The glacier has recently retreated from this cliff.....[ More ]

GREENLAND ICE SHEET. GREENLAND.

June 7, 2010. Crevasses filled with meltwater.....[ More ]

NORTHERN NORTH LAKE.

Greenland Ice Sheet, Greenland. July 18,2008. Lake bed, bare after the lake has drained, shows a moulin (cavity) that swallowed millions of gallons of water.....[ More ]

GREENLAND ICE SHEET. GREENLAND.

July 14, 2008. Bubbles of air, possibly 15,000 years old, are released as the ice sheet melts.....[ More ]

GREENLAND ICE SHEET. GREENLAND.

July 10, 2008. Silt and soot blown from afar turn into black "cryoconite," absorb solar heat, and melt down into ice.....[ More ]

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