Glacier stories you may have missed – 8/25/14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzCsQsmipq0
(John “STI” Kristensen/Royal Danish Air Force)

Thajiwas glacier ‘will be history in 10 years’

“Kashmir University’s senior geologist, Prof Shakil Ahmad Ramshoo, has warned that if ‘mass tourism’ to Sonamarg is not stopped, the Thajiwas glacier will soon be a history.”

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Glacial Melt Pours Iron into Ocean, Seeding Algal Blooms

Scientists report in a new study this week that glacial melt may be funneling significant amounts of reactive iron into the ocean, where it may counter some of the negative effects of climate change by boosting algal blooms that capture carbon.

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Fighter Pilot Films First Person View Of Flight Over Fjords

“Being a fighter pilot is a lot of work. Maintence, years of training, planning for missions, paperwork — all just to pilot one of the faster, deadlier machines ever created by human hands. Seems like a real hassle, right?”

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