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  • Photo Friday: Mer de Glace, a “Sea of Ice”

    A trip to the French Alps, home of the famous Mont Blanc and majestic Mer de Glace, or “Sea of Ice,” inspired this author to consider the tragedy of a glacier-less world for future generations.

  • Increased Discharge in the Tianshan Glacierized Watersheds

    In the arid and semi-arid regions of Central Asia, including western China, the glaciers of the Tianshan Mountains are an important water source for the inhabitants of the area. But accelerated glacier retreat is an unfortunate product of the changing climate, and the Tianshan glaciers are no exception.

  • Aerial view of the Totten Glacier breaking up due to melting (Source: Khan/Twitter)

    The Largest Glacier in East Antarctica is Starting to Melt

    The Totten Glacier, a region in East Antarctica is undergoing melting. This is proven to be caused by winds, indicating another mechanism for sea level rise.

  • Roundup: Ice-cliff Instability, Buffers, and Glacial Retreat

    In this week’s roundup, learn about future Antarctic Ice-sheet retreat, glacial buffering power and how Asia’s glaciers will behave in a warmer world.

  • Climate Change Through a Camera Lens

    The impacts of climate change on glaciers and other landscapes are often hard to conceptualize, making it difficult for scientists to convey the urgency of these changes to the general public. This difficulty is being addressed by photographers like Danish artist Carston Egevang and American Diane Tuft, who are taking action through visual image to…

  • National Climate Assessment Report Under Review by Trump Administration

    The Trump administration reviews a 545-page draft report about the causes and impacts of global warming including the imminent threat of glacial retreat, which is part of the National Climate Assessment.

  • Roundup: Climate Change and Poetic Geology

    Trump Administration Disbands Climate Advisory Committee From Nature: “The advisory group’s charter expired on 20 August, and Trump administration officials informed members late last week that it would not be renewed. ‘It really makes me worried and deeply sad,’ says Richard Moss, a climate scientist at the University of Maryland in College Park and co-chair…

  • Putting Your Best Tusk Forward: Narwhals and Climate Research

    In 1576, Queen Elizabeth I paid the equivalent of half a million dollars for a unicorn horn, which she believed could neutralize poison. Of course, it wasn’t a unicorn horn at all, but a narwhal tusk, remarkable in its own right. Today, over 440 years later, narwhals continue to surprise and attract attention. A recent…

  • Photo Friday: A Look at Wolverine Glacier

    Wolverine Glacier is a valley glacier in the coastal mountains of Alaska. It has been experiencing more variability in winter temperatures.

  • Let it Snow… and Save a Glacier

    News about shrinking glaciers is not uncommon, but have you ever heard of regrowing one artificially? That is exactly what a team of researchers intends to do: use snow machines, also known as Schneekanonen (snow-cannons) in German, to save Morteratsch Glacier in the Swiss Alps. Felix Keller, a glaciologist at the Academia Engiadina in Switzerland,…