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A Drive Around the Lake

















#treetuesday  curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Shannon S. Myers, +Kim Troutman, +Ralph Mendoza and +Allan Cabrera 
#transporttuesday  curated by +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving 
and of course yesterday was #monochromemonday  curated by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Steve Barge, +David Orr, +Dominique Hilbert and +Martin Heller  
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Cast Up on the Beach

#treetuesday  curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Shannon S. Myers, +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, and +Kim Troutman
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At the Bend in the Road

#transporttuesday curated by +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving 
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A mother and daughter prepare for the afternoon.












#womenwednesday curated by +Niki Aguirre and +Scott Detweiler 
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To Start the Day

The sun struggling to break free of the clouds at the Outer Banks, NC.

















#travelthursday curated by +Laura Mitchum
#outerbanks  
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Cabin on the Water

Adams County, Ohio











#monochromemonday curated by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Manuel Votta, +Nurcan Azaz and +Steve Barge
#moodymonday curated by +Philip Daly and +Carole Buckwalter 
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There's nothing quite like historical photos of glaciers to show what a dynamic planet we live on. Alaska's Muir Glacier, like many Alaskan glaciers, has retreated and thinned dramatically since the 19th century.

This particular pair of images shows the glacier's continued retreat and thinning in the second half of the 20th century. From 1941 to 2004, the front of the glacier moved back about seven miles while its thickness decreased by more than 2,625 feet, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

While historical photos like these show change over many decades, satellites are giving us a better understanding of how Earth's ice cover has changed in the more recent past. The satellite era, beginning in the 1970s, has given us a picture of accelerating ice changes in places like Alaska, Greenland and Antarctica, where the loss of land-based ice is contributing to global sea level rise.

Forty-six gigatons of ice from Alaskan glaciers was lost on average each year from 2003 to 2010. That's according to data from NASA's GRACE satellite, as analyzed by a team of scientists from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Their paper on global ice changes, as measured by GRACE, was published in Nature in February 2012.

For more on that study, visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-036

For more historical images of glaciers, visit http://nsidc.org/data/glacier_photo/ or http://climate.nasa.gov/interactives/global_ice_viewer

Photo credits: Photographed by William O. Field on Aug. 13, 1941 (left) and by Bruce F. Molnia on Aug. 31, 2004 (right). From the Glacier Photograph Collection. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.
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Summer Tuneup  

#transporttuesday  curated by +Gene Bowker, +Joe Paul, +Michael Earley and  +Annie Irving   
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