"PITTSBURGH — A photographer who took more than 500,000 photographs documenting global warming worldwide is among 10 people who were named Heinz Award winners Tuesday.
This year's awards recognized environmental challenges. The awards each come with a $100,000 prize.
Photographer James Balog, of Boulder, Colo., won for his photographs called Extreme Ice Survey, in which he traveled the world taking hundreds of thousands of pictures of glaciers at each hour of daylight. Balog used 39 cameras which he adapted with materials from a local hardware store."
Another recipient was New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert.
Source: AP, 09/22/2010