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When I see a photo of mountain glaciers I feel I have to capture what there is before it melts away

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So here is a clip from an NY Times slide show, a scene in the Alps:

It seems that the melting of glaciers is likely causing pollution problems in mountain lakes! Here’s a quote from that same slideshow in the NY Times today!

Polluting Glaciers Melting glaciers may explain the mysterious increase in persistent organic pollutants in sediment from certain lakes since the 1990s, despite decreased use of those compounds in pesticides, electric equipment, paints and other products, according to a new study. The study attributed the most recent spike in the flow of pollutants into Lake Oberaar in Switzerland to the accelerated release of organic chemicals from melting Alpine glaciers, where contaminants were deposited earlier and preserved over decades.

Aletsch Glacier-Swiss Alps
Image by efou222 via Flickr
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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/10/24 at 06:57

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