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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)

Permafrost

Permafrost

Marty’s photo of the day #2568: Since very few of you will ever canoe across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, I thought you might like to see what permafrost looks like from the seat of an inflatable canoe. That’s what is buckling the tundra. Also, the water I’m paddling in comes directly off a glacier. […]

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