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Building on permafrost

Building on permafrost

Marty’s photo of the day #2606: Here’s your visual lesson of what happens when you build on permafrost. When the permafrost melts, your building sinks. (Photographed in Dawson City, Yukon Territory)

Sinking into permafrost

Sinking into permafrost

Marty’s photo of the day #1828: I took this photo in Dawson City, Yukon. These buildings date from 1901. This is what happens when you build atop permafrost and add heat. The permafrost melts, and the footings sink—all at different rates.

Cuddling the Porcupine

Cuddling the Porcupine

Marty’s photo of the day #1760: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Today’s photo is from the Yukon Territory of Canada, and the below excerpt from my book tells the story of the shot: Our Campbell Highway drive concluded at […]

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