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Video of the Week: Flying over Jakobshavn Glacier

May 15th, 2019 by

This Video of the Week features Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier, which recently began advancing after a long period of retreat.

Roundup: New Zealand’s ‘Sad and Dirty’ Glaciers, Dead Bodies on Mount Everest, and a Surprise in Greenland

April 8th, 2019 by

In this week’s Roundup, read about New Zealand’s ‘sad and dirty’ glaciers, dead bodies on Mount Everest, and a glacier surprise in Greenland.

Video of the Week: A Glacier in Greenland Is Growing—But Probably Not for Long

April 3rd, 2019 by

Our Video of the Week features NASA analysis of the recent, albeit likely short-lived growth, to Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier.

Subglacial Meltwater Boosts Greenland Ecosystems and Locks Carbon

August 7th, 2018 by

New research found that subglacial meltwater discharge pumps nutrients and dissolved carbon up from the deep sea. This transfer process fuels microorganism blooms, helping ecosystems to flourish and locking more carbon in the ocean.

A New Discovery: Why and How Glaciers Flow?

June 26th, 2018 by

A new formula to calculate how glacier and ice flow may help to significantly improve sea-level rise predictions in the future. The paper, published in Science, proposes a new theory to challenge the Weertman formula to better explain why and how the glacier moves.

Artist Diane Burko Shows Us Our World, and It’s Vanishing

March 20th, 2018 by

An upcoming exhibition at the Rowan University Art Gallery in Glassboro, New Jersey, will feature large-scale paintings and photographs that offer a striking look into the contrasting world of beauty and despair. Artist Diane Burko will have her work on display until April 21, 2018.

Photo of the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenalnd.

Glacial Geoengineering: The Key to Slowing Sea Level Rise?

February 1st, 2018 by

Could building underwater walls in front of glaciers slow down melting and possibly avert devastating sea level rise? A recent proposal examines the idea.

9,000 Years of History from the Køge Bugt

October 17th, 2017 by

The glaciers of southeast Greenland are not easy to research. You ride in on a small fishing boat, searching among the icebergs for the best place to stick a glorified straw into the mud. Which is just what a team of researchers did in 2011 to retrieve a sediment core that describes 9,000 years of […]

Climate Change Through a Camera Lens

September 12th, 2017 by

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 […]

Photo Friday: Glaciers in Films

April 21st, 2017 by

Magnificent, beautiful and mysterious, glaciers are a critical part of nature. For thousands years, humans have responded to glaciers through art, incorporating them in paintings, poems, folk songs, and more recently, movies. With the development of modern arts, specifically the film industry, glaciers have popped up in a range of creative endeavors from documentaries to […]

OMG: An Artist Flew over the Greenland Icesheet

April 6th, 2017 by

In a recent article in Nature Climate Change, Sonja van Renssen describes various mediums through which visual artists and musicians represent climate change. She argues that illustrating climate change through art can ground it in our culture and open up new dialogues. She offers several examples, including Justin Brice Guariglia, who recently became the first artist in history to […]

Roundup: Pakistan’s Glaciers, Jobless Sherpas, Ancient Rivers

August 15th, 2016 by

This Week’s Roundup: Pakistan has more glaciers than almost anywhere on Earth. But they are at risk. From The Washington Post: “For generations, the glacier clinging to Miragram Mountain, a peak that towers above the village, has served as a reservoir for locals and powered myriad streams throughout Pakistan’s scenic Chitral Valley. Now, though, the […]