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Community - August 22, 2018

Woodside benefit to restore Arctic ice set for Aug. 30

by Kate Daly

Ice911, a nonprofit researching ways to address the current runaway rate of Earth's rising temperatures, is ready to share data about a solution that could slow the rate of ice melting in the Arctic and perhaps even restore the ice.

The Menlo Park company will be presenting its findings to the community at a benefit called Restore the Arctic, Restore the Climate on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside.

Engineer, inventor and Stanford University lecturer Leslie Field of Portola Valley first turned her focus on polar ice in 2006. She will talk about her team's work testing layers of reflective sand containing silica at experimental sites in the Sierra Nevada, Minnesota and Alaska, and how scientists are hopeful the process could mitigate climate change.

She led a group of researchers to the Arctic last month and is seeking support to fund another trip there this fall.

Go to to buy tickets, which start at $150 per person.

For more information about the organization, visit


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