Photo of the day: Stunning ice formations encase warehouse after massive
A warehouse is coated in heavy layers of ice on Jan. 23 after firefighters spent hours spraying the exterior with water to extinguish a massive blaze that sparked late Tuesday night on the south side of Chicago, Ill.
With temperatures in the single digits, more than 200 firefighters rushed to the scene to wrangle with the five-alarm fire. By the end of the battle, ice covered nearly everything around the vacant property.
Simon Beck’s icy creations
Nature can be fleeting in its beauty and winter can be particularly ephemeral. Enter Simon Beck, an artist who captures the season’s elusive beauty by carving intricate geometric designs into snowy landscapes. Using his own eyes for precision, Beck tramps across white mountaintops and frozen lakes in France simply wearing briquette snow shoes.
The Arctic is becoming a ‘Slushie’
Warm and windy conditions loosened the already weakened sea ice even more and contributed to the 1.58 million square mile loss.
8 before-and-after images of ice melt
A record-setting, 4-day ice melt in Greenland sets the stage for other comparisons, some decades apart.
‘Grand Canyon’ of the Antarctic discovered under the ice
The rift under the ice could ‘profoundly affects ice loss,’ say scientists. It could allow warmer waters to seep in and gnaw away at the glacier.
13 handy uses for ice cubes
Who would have thought that the humble ice cube could play such a variety of roles beyond keeping us cool?
Warming threatens ice hockey in Canada
Warmer winters are shortening the outdoor skating season and may prevent ice from freezing on backyard rinks that helped shape great hockey stars.