Study Assesses Efficacy of Artificial Glaciers in Alleviating Water Scarcity in Ladakh, India

27 June 2019, by

A new study analyzes the artificial ice reservoirs of Ladakh for their social and ecological aspects as well as their efficacy in responding to the issues of seasonal water scarcity and the melting of the glaciers that comprise Ladakh’s primary water source.

How Mountain-Dwellers Talk About Adapting to Melting Glaciers

13 June 2019, by

A new study, coauthored by GlacierHub’s Ben Orlove, challenges the assumption that communities have to believe in climate change before they can take action.

Planning Meetings to Focus on Water Management in the Andean Region

30 April 2019, by

Officials from Chile, Colombia, and Peru will gather for a series of meetings focused on developing strategies for managing water resources in the context of climate change.

Advances in Developing Peru’s National Policy for Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems

16 April 2019, by

Peter Oesterling, a former Fulbright Public Policy Fellow with the Peruvian Ministry of Environment’s National Institute for Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems, describes the country’s efforts to sustainably manage its glaciers.

Epidemics and Population Decline in Greenland’s Inuit Community

20 December 2018, by

A recent study by Kirsten Hastrup in the journal Cross-Cultural Research looks at the history of health and environment of the Inuit people of Greenland’s Thule community, considered by some to be international leaders in climate change adaptation.

Qoyllur Rit’i: Changing Tradition Due to Glacial Melt

29 November 2018, by

Each year, during the southern hemisphere’s winter solstice, thousands of pilgrims gather from Peru and Bolivia to celebrate Qoyllur Rit’i. As the Qollqepunku glacier retreats, specific traditions of Qoyllur Rit’i are changing.

Human Interference in the Pacific Northwest & Alaska: Will Wild Salmon Survive?

1 November 2018, by

Anthropogenic environmental changes such as fossil fuel extraction and glacial retreat, are two substantial negative impacts affecting salmon species. But not all news is bad news, according to recent research published in BioScience.

Ecuador Presents High Mountain Projects at World Water Week

20 September 2018, by

FONAG, the organization which protects and restores the water resources for the Ecuadorian capital city of Quito, played a significant role in presenting high mountain issues to World Water Week, a major conference which was held late last month in Stockholm.

Photo of the Ngozumpa Glacier in Nepal.

New Study Highlights Loss & Damage in Mountain Cryosphere

13 September 2018, by

Few places on Earth have been as affected by climate change than the mountain cryosphere, making it an ideal environment to study the policy concept of Loss and Damage.

Urumqi River on GlacierHub

After ‘Peak Water,’ the Days of Plenty Are Over

15 August 2018, by

As the Urumqi No. 1 glacier melts, discharge increases until a maximum is reached. Learn more about the concept of peak water and its significance in hydrology.

Adapting to Glacier Retreat in Peru’s Huascarán National Park

8 August 2018, by

A recent article in Regional Environmental Change by Mattias Borg Rasmussen explores the nexus of climate change, retreating glaciers, and conservation landscapes in the context of Pastoruri Glacier in Peru’s Huascarán National Park.

Climate Risk Adaptation for Flooding in the Indian Himalayas

19 June 2018, by

A recent study from Environmental Science and Policy reviews a pilot program in the Indian Himalayas that considers climate risk for glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) and other weather-related flooding to create an adaptation plan specific to the region.