China Halts Tourism at a Shrinking Glacier
From Global Times: “All the tourism facilities of the Laohugou Glacier No. 12 have been totally removed by the end of October to preserve the glacier which has sunk by more than 400 meters in the past 60 years.”
Learn more about why China is halting tourism at the glacier here.
A New Record for Running Set on an Antarctic Glacier
From Purpose 2 Play: “On Nov. 25, elite runner Paul Robinson ran the fastest mile ever recorded in Antarctica, where the temperature was -13 degrees Fahrenheit. His time: 4 minutes, and 17.9 seconds.”
Learn more about Robinson’s epic race here.
Amazing footage Ireland's Paul Robinson running the Antarctica Mile in 4 mins 17.9 secs. The event took place on 25th November 2017 at Union Glacier, Antarctica, and was held in conjunction with the annual Antarctic Ice Marathon. pic.twitter.com/vCEkA16kjA
— Richard Donovan (@RichardDonovan7) November 27, 2017
A 3000-year-old tree Stump Found Under Melting Icelandic Glacier
From Iceland Review: “Ancient tree stumps found under Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier in Southeast Iceland are confirmed to be roughly 3000-years-old… Examinations revealed that the tree stump died very quickly at 89-years-old in the month of June. Nearby sediments and data suggest that the glacier itself was the culprit.”
Learn more about the details behind the ancient tree stumps here.