Park Officials Remove Signs Warning That Some Glaciers Will Disappear by 2020

20 August 2019, by

Until recently, signs at Glacier National Park warned visitors that the park’s glaciers would disappear by 2020. Now, they convey a more nuanced story about human-caused climate change and glacial melt.

Roundup: Pollen in Ice Cores, Melting in Greenland, and Water Usage in Switzerland

19 August 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about new scientific findings from the Kyrgyz Republic, Greenland, and Switzerland.

Photo Friday: The Power of Stories by the Global Oneness Project

16 August 2019, by

The Global Oneness Project believes that stories play a very important role in education. This nonprofit provides lesson plans, images, films, and other educational resources for free, with a goal to connect people through stories on issues such as climate change, food scarcity, and migration.

speaker at ICIMOD in Kathmandu addressing IPCC authors July 2019

Kathmandu Event Highlights Deepening Interest in Hindu Kush Himalaya Region

15 August 2019, by

A July event sponsored by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development brought together experts from the organization and officials, authors, and staff of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change.

Video of the Week: An Animated History of Glaciers

14 August 2019, by

In GlacierHub’s Video of the Week, watch a 55-second NASA animation of the history of glaciers since the last Ice Age and learn about the importance of glacial isostatic adjustment.

Snow Algae Thrives in Some of Earth’s Most Extreme Conditions

14 August 2019, by

A new study of snow algae in Chile reveals the reasons for its tenacity here on Earth—and how life might thrive elsewhere in the universe.

Sitting on the Edge of a Troll’s Tongue

13 August 2019, by

GlacierHub writer Maria Dombrov shares her experiences hiking a famous rock formation called Troll’s Tongue, or Trolltunga in Norwegian, which offers scenic views of Folgefonna Glacier.

Roundup: Deaths in Alaska, Europe’s Heatwave, and Reflections on Afghanistan

12 August 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about glacier instability in Alaska creating hazards for outdoors enthusiasts, the impact of Europe’s recent heatwave on Swiss glaciers, and a history of Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor.

Photo Friday: Aerial Images of Norway

9 August 2019, by

This week’s Photo Friday features scenic, aerial images from Geirangerfjord, Norway. Fjords are long, narrow inlets of the sea, situated between mountainous coastline on either side.

Finger Lakes Residents Connect With the Region’s Glacial Past

8 August 2019, by

Glaciers have left a lasting mark on Ithaca, New York, a city whose residents take great pride in the region’s picturesque gorges.

Video of the Week: Grizzlies in Glacier National Park

7 August 2019, by

In today’s Video of the Week, watch an energetic grizzly bear slide down a snowfield in Glacier National Park. Located in Montana, the park contains a total of 25 glaciers.

Swing, Kick, Swing: Ice Climbing on a Norwegian Glacier

7 August 2019, by

In previous GlacierHub posts, I’ve written about last chance tourism, but now, I was actually living it. In this story, read about my personal experience on Austerdalsbreen, a Norwegian glacier.