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Design Ideas Made With Ice

Design Ideas Made With Ice

Decorating for parties, holidays and guests can be time consuming and an added expense. The following designs are simple to make and do not require a ton of supplies. They are also budget friendly and most can be made using things around the house, and the finished products add an extra welcoming touch. Ice Luminaries Ice Luminaries and hurricanes are super easy to make, and require only a freezable container to hold water and desired inserts. [paidcontent] This idea uses fragrant, fresh evergreen branches embedded in ice. Other items like citrus fruits, seasonal berries, flowers or pine cones can also be used…. read more

Ice Castles: An Extraordinary Exhibit

Ice Castles: An Extraordinary Exhibit

These incredible ice formations are breathtaking. Natural wonders, like masses of arctic ice, are amazing. These iced wonders however, are not naturally formed – they are made from hand. Brent Christensen, an artist and sculptor, had the idea to create the formations when his family relocated and winter temperatures led to adventures in the backyard, complete with an ice skating rink, cave and castle that his children termed the “Ice Castle”. Initially he began creating the ice designs to entertain his family during the winter season. The idea evolved, and now teams of sculptors work on the structures for several… read more

The Arctic Region Breaking Records

Arctic Report Card

According to the Arctic Report Card  of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the Arctic region continued to break records in 2012. None of those records bode well for the future of the region. Loss of summer sea ice, loss of spring snow cover, and melting of the Greenland ice sheet were all recorded. This was true even though air temperatures in the Arctic were unremarkable relative to the last decade, according to a new report released on December 5th. A record-breaking 141 authors from 15 countries contributed to the peer-reviewed report. Major findings of this year’s report include:… read more