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  • Roundup: Glacial Melt, Photos, and Disasters

    Each week, we highlight three stories from the forefront of glacier news. The Climate Post: Melting of Totten Glacier Could Trigger 6 Foot Sea-Level Rise From Huffpost Green: “A new study published in the journal Nature is drawing attention to the effect of warming water on the world’s largest ice mass, Totten Glacier in East Antarctica. Melting of…

  • Western Balkans Outlook

    UNEP Prepares Mountain Communities for Climate Change

    The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) released the first two reports of a new series on regional mountain-based adaptation in order to encourage urgent action to protect mountain ecosystems from the impacts of climate change. On December 11, 2015— International Mountain Day— the UNEP launched reports for the Western Balkans and the Southern Caucasus regions, as part…

  • On Tibetan Plateau, Permafrost Melt Worse Than Glacial Melt

    According to a recent study published in the journal Public Library of Science, glacial melt is taking a backseat in the Himalayas to permafrost melt as a central driver of alpine lake expansion and related environmental hazards. This finding is of great importance to policy-makers and communities, who must prepare for flooding and other hazards…