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James Balog: Ice

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New book vividly captures climate change in action

Between record ice melt and the new reality of offshore drilling in the Arctic, these are heady days for the Great White North. With his new book, Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, National Geographic photographer James Balog captures in gleaming color just what's at stake as global warming transforms the Arctic. The 288-page coffee table book, featuring 200 color photographs shot in......read more

Mimi Goese & Ben Neill, "Cusp"

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Who knew watching ice melt could be so entertaining?

With 36,000 photos, 40 blocks of ice, and 40 timelapses of 4 hours each, French filmmaker Christophe Thockler manages to make the humdrum process of ice melting look rather incredible. The poetic clip, made for the Mimi Goese & Ben Neill song, "Cusp," features ice-blocked objects melting and, er, unmelting in stop motion. The objects are taken from the special edition......read more

Gardens NYC: Melting Pot

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George Iliopoulos's garden thrives in Staten Island

Growing up on a farm in Greece, New York restauranteur George Iliopoulos learned a thing or two about growing food. At 12, he hopped on a ship and headed to America. He finally settled in Staten Island, where his garden now produces plenty of fresh veggies for his family's table. But it wasn't always easy; despite his understanding of farming, things didn't always grow like he thought they......read more

Antonin Kratochvil: Glaciers

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Lovely collection of scrap wood furniture. Wow.

Czech-born photographer Antonin Kratochvil has built an esteemed reputation on a portfolio of dark, gritty images capturing moments of upheaval and tragedy. His latest series, simply titled Glaciers, doesn't depart from his vision. Shot in the Patagonian wilderness of Chile and Argentina, the black-and-white photo essay is a beautiful but grimly honest look at a region imperiled by climate......read more

John Oliver on Antarctica

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Hilarious PSA to fend off tourism to the continent of melting ice

If you are among the terrible people considering going to Antarctica, John Oliver has a message for you: Don’t! And stop being so terrible! Actually, Antarctica sounds pretty cool, what with those cute penguins and that fresh water and that untouched la–wait, no. No, going to Antarctica is a bad, bad idea. Consider the environment. Or consider this PSA. Look, just go to Alaska,......read more

Tame Impala, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"

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Mindmelting animation features 1,000 plasticine collages made by hand

The new video for "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," the second single from Tame Impala's landmark Lonerism LP, carries on with the swirling, psychedelic visual aesthetic on full display in the Aussie band's previous video. This time, however, directors Joe Pelling and Becky Sloan take a handmade approach, individually making 1,000 plasticine collages that are......read more

NightFall by Colin Rich

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Filmmaker returns with another mindmelting time-lapse portrait of Los Angeles

Whoa. Colin Rich's second time-lapse portrait of Los Angeles is pure visual joy. Following on the heels of Rich's hugely popular "L.A. Light" video, "NightFall" manages to surpass it and then some. "I wanted this to be a tour de force," he told the LA Times. "I wanted the camera to feel like it’s pulling you through the city, and channeling that energy transfer of day......read more

Iceberg Farming

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Entrepreneurs are chasing opportunity in a melting resource

As the world warms, capitalists are racing to capture valuable freshwater from melting icebergs. The harvested ice, used in products like bottled water and vodka, is marketed as purest water on the planet. Modern Farmer has dubbed it "the cold rush," and shares stories of some of the characters involved. One of the more dubious characters in the game is Otto Spork, a dentist who started a......read more

Toru Matsumoto, "And And"

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Mindmelting abstract animation by Mirai Mizue

Mirai Mizue leads a new generation of Japanese abstract animators with a stunning body of work inspired by the process of cell formation. This hypnotic vid he made for compatriot musician Toru Matsumoto (aka Psysalia Psysalis Psyche) is pure visual poetry. Warning: May cause acid flashbacks. Check out Mizue's painstaking handrawn animation process....read more

Freakish Photos of a Building Thawing

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Photographer Gary Jensen captures melting icescapes inside a Chicago cold storage facility

Since the 1920s, Fulton Market Cold Storage Company has operated in a ten-story refrigerated warehouse in Chicago’s meatpacking district. Last summer the company decided it was time to start anew in a state-of-the-art suburban facility, so the building was sold to developers. But before being transformed into glassy modern offices, it had to be defrosted. Famed architecture firm Perkins +......read more

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