Rare Insect Imperiled by Melting Glaciers
“The persistence of an already rare aquatic insect, the western glacier stonefly, is being imperiled by the loss of glaciers and increased stream temperatures due to climate warming in mountain ecosystems, according to a new study released in Freshwater Science. In the study, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, Bucknell University, and the University of Montana illustrate the shrinking habitat of the western glacier stonefly (Zapada glacier) associated with glacial recession using data spanning from 1960 – 2012. ”
Read more at USGS newsroom.
Conference “Arctic, Subarctic: Mosaic, Contrast, Variability of the Cryosphere”
“The international conference ‘Arctic, Subarctic: Mosaic, Contrast, Variability of the Cryosphere’ will be held on 2-5 July 2015 in Tyumen, Russia. The conference is organized by Tyumen State Oil and Gas University and Tyumen Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. ”
Read more at UArctic.
Vatnajökull glacier: a new men’s fragrance
“Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, otherwise known as The Mountain, has become the face of men’s fragrance Vatnajökull. Björnsson, who rose to fame in the Game of Thrones series, showed his model side in a series of shots taken on Vatnajökull glacier. ”
Read more at mbl.is.