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   September 2004

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Postcard Thumbnail (see caption) Seasons Shift

Researchers monitoring ice on Wisconsin's Lake Mendota discover that the ice cover on the lake averages about 40 fewer days now than it did 150 years ago. Winter, in Wisconsin, is losing its chill.

Photograph by Peter Essick
From "GeoSigns: The Big Thaw," National Geographic magazine, September 2004

Postcard Thumbnail (see caption) Ordinary to Extraordinary

Corallimorpharians, marine creatures related to hard corals, aren't particularly special when viewed from a distance underwater. But when magnified and lit with strobes, their "color and form," says the photographer, "become sublime."

Photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures
From "Visions of Earth," National Geographic magazine, September 2004

Postcard Thumbnail (see caption) No High Ground

A jewel viewed from the air, Male—the island capital of the Maldives—may eventually be lost to the blue calm of the Indian Ocean. If sea level rises above three feet (one meter), the Maldives and other low-lying atoll nations could be submerged by the end of this century.

Photograph by Peter Essick
From "Final Edit," National Geographic magazine, September 2004


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