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  • Roundup: Meltwater Buffering, Glacier National Park, and River Variability

    Glacial meltwater in the Pamir’s, shrinking glaciers in Glacier National Park, and interannual variability in river runoff in British Columbia in this week’s roundup.

  • Photo Friday: Icebergs at Berg Lake

    Known for these floating icebergs and bright bluish-green water, the lake and the glacier are popular destinations for hikers. Berg Glacier sits atop the tallest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains – Mount Robson.

  • Controversy Over Resort in Jumbo Valley

    After two decades, a proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort in the East Kootenays of British Columbia continues to be controversial among local communities. Now, a documentary about the campaign against the resort highlights the problems the resort could pose to the mountainous landscape. When the Jumbo Glacier Resort was originally proposed in the 1990s, it was approved under the…

  • Beer Funds Glacier Research

    What do you get when you mix research with a beer company? Deja Brew, the taste of a 1962 batch of Kokanee beer. In exchange for five liters of meltwater from 1962, the Kokanee Beer company agreed to contribute $10,000 dollars to fund glacier research by Dr. Brian Menounos of the University of Northern British…

  • Roundup: Tien Shan, Breweries, and Glacier Plants

    Glacier Loss in Tien Shan Populations in Central Asia are heavily dependent on snow and glacier melt for their water supplies. Changes to the glaciers in the main mountain range in this region, the Tien Shan, have been reported over the past decade. However, reconstructions over longer, multi-decadal timescales and the mechanisms underlying these variations—both…

  • Melting Glaciers Give Earth a Pop

    Though the Earth often seems solid and fixed, it is not. You’ve probably heard of continental drift—the horizontal movement of continent-sized bodies of rock—but fewer of you may appreciate that the earth can move vertically as well. Studies have shown that North America and Europe are rebounding, slowly but steadily, due to the removal of thick ice sheets…

  • Going to Extremes: Glacier Boarding, a New Sport

    As glaciers the world over melt, some adventure athletes are turning the ice into an extreme playground—and bringing along photographers to record their exploits. One of the new sports they are trying is called glacier boarding, but what that means exactly may depend on who you ask. In Switzerland, canyon guides Claude-Alain Gailland and Gilles Janin…

  • Photo Friday: 71 Performers, 1 Unforgettable Affair

    Requiem for a Glacier Excerpt: Gradual from Paul Walde on Vimeo. This week’s slideshow features live action shots of Requiem for a Glacier, the sound performance and video installation by intermedia artist Paul Walde. The purpose of the work is to pay tribute to British Columbia’s Jumbo Glacier area, comprised of five glaciers. Recently, the…