New Insights into Bergfilm and Contemporary Environmentalism

16 January 2020, by

A recently published article examines the contributions of the Bergfilm- or “mountain film”- to contemporary environmental views. The article specifically reviews two films by German geologist and cinematographer, Arnold Fanck.

Indigenous Activist Among Those Killed In Iran’s Takedown of Civilian Airliner

14 January 2020, by

Ghanimat Azhdari, a member of the Qashqai nomadic people of southwestern and central Iran, spent her life researching and promoting Indigenous-driven conservation efforts throughout Central Asia and the world. She perished on January 8, 2020 when Iranian security forces mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian International Airlines jetliner, killing all on board.

Photo Friday: Twitter Feed Showcases Canadian Glacier Paintings

10 January 2020, by

The Twitter profile Canadian Paintings showcases a variety of paintings by Canadian artists from past and current centuries. Among the artwork reproduced on this feed are images of glaciers and mountain environments. Canadian landscapes are particularly highlighted.

Airport Construction Threatens Andean Environments and Cultural Monuments

10 December 2019, by

Construction of a mountain airport has landed the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru—a world heritage site—on the World Monument Fund’s “Watch List.” Archaeologists, environmentalists, and social activists worry that greater access to the region will lead to unrestrained tourism, putting ancient sites, traditional ways of living, and fragile environments at risk.

Tlingit Song Recalls Glacier Bay and Time Gone By

19 November 2019, by

A recent paper describes a song from 120 years ago that a Huna Tlingit woman named Mary Sheakley first sang after an encounter with wolves in Glacier Bay Alaska. Just as remarkable is the spontaneous recollection of it decades later by her younger clan sister after being nearly lost to time.

Snow and Glacier Themed Animated Film ‘Abominable’ Fuels Geopolitical Controversy

7 November 2019, by

A half second blip in the newly released animated kids film “Abominable,” was all it took to aggravate a decades-old geopolitical controversy in Southeast Asia in October. The film—about a lovable yeti and his child companions’ journey to the Himalayas—has been banned in Vietnam and Malaysia, and boycotted in the Philippines.

Photo Friday: Flashback with Historical Photos of Glacier National Park

1 November 2019, by

Glacier National Park has digitized and uploaded photographs from the 1940s through the 1960s. These photos provide a glimpse into the past and reveal how the landscape within the park has changed over time.

The Enduring Allure of Glaciers Among Popular Beverage Companies

24 October 2019, by

Companies from Sierra Mist and Evian to Iceland Glacier and Gatorade seek to tie their brands to the sublime experience of visiting a glacier landscape or being subsumed by the environment of the high mountains and polar regions.

‘From Thinking to Doing’: Olafur Eliasson on Art and Action

8 October 2019, by

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson spoke at Columbia University about his art and the role it can play in inspiring action on climate change.

‘Landscapes Need a Voice’: GlacierHub Speaks With Photographer Fiona Bunn

26 September 2019, by

The alpine photographer, who’s also an avid hiker and climber, speaks with GlacierHub about her most recent exhibition and the role of the photographer in a world increasingly shaped by climate change.

The People of the Glacier Lands Taken to Create US National Parks

4 September 2019, by

Americans laud their pristine national parks and visit them in droves. But those places were once home to thousands of indigenous people who were brutally dispossessed of their land. Glacier parks are among those with a dark past.

Project Pressure Exhibition Explores Climate Change and Glaciers

25 June 2019, by

The charity connects visual artists and scientists focused on documenting the declining state of the world’s glaciers. The group’s latest exhibition is on display at the National History Museum, Vienna until September 1.