Photo Friday: Mount Adams

5 June 2015, by

Mount Adams, the second highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington, is a potentially active volcano in the Cascade Range. Mount Adams was active from about 520,000 to about 1,000 years ago. During the past million years, it has generated considerable eruptive materials. Mount Adams is also home to 12 officially named glaciers. Most […]

Artist Reawakens Glacial Past In Central Park

4 June 2015, by

In the northeast corner of Central Park by the Harlem Meer, a large billboard hints at Manhattan’s icy past. The piece, commissioned as part of the Drifting in Daylight art exhibition celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Central Park Conservancy, was designed by Karyn Olivier. Olivier chose to depict a glacier that covered Manhattan 20,000 […]

Photo Friday: Glacier Illuminated by Aurora

22 May 2015, by

This week’s photos feature the Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, Canada with Northern Lights in the background. Photographer Paul Zizka captured ice climber Stuart and Takeshi Tani hanging from the glacier when the Northern Light hits the sky. Paul Zizka is a professional mountain landscape and adventure photographer based in Banff, Alberta. He has a passion […]

Artist Emma Stibbon Talks Glaciers and ‘Bearing Witness’

21 May 2015, by

For award winning artist Emma Stibbon, connecting with the landscapes she draws is a crucial part of her artistic process. Her travels have taken her to both poles and in between, where she has witnessed the impacts human activity has in some of the most isolated parts of the world. Stibbon, who is Senior Lecturer […]

Picture Man: An American Legacy

14 May 2015, by

In the early 1970s, Carol Diereck invited the Powell family over for dinner. The invitation wasn’t purely a friendly meal. Carol had uncovered something in the attic of the house she was inhabiting in Yakutat, a town in southeast Alaska. Carol led her friends to the attic, where a shattered scene awaited them. Glass plates littered the floor, […]

An image of the inside pages of Cecil The Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey and Giselle Potter.

Cecil the Pet Glacier – A Review

28 April 2015, by

Award-winning poet Matthea Harvey wasn’t sticking to conventional children’s pets stories when she wrote Cecil the Pet Glacier, published by Shorts and Wade in August 2014. The book, illustrated by Giselle Potter, follows young Ruby Small on a family vacation to Norway, where she grudgingly befriends a glacier – or rather, a piece of a calving glacier […]

Pad Yatra: A Himalayan Journey

23 April 2015, by

Environmental degradation and a rapidly changing climate have left populations in the Himalayas vulnerable. Cloudbursts and mudslides have destroyed villages while growing levels of plastic wastes and other kinds of trash pollute rivers, harming the people who drink from them. In a journey as spiritual as it was physical, 700 voyagers trekked through the land of 15,000 […]

Ice Merchant Tradition Melts Away with the Glaciers

9 April 2015, by

On the slopes of Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador, it’s just Baltazar Uscha and the ice. For more than 50 years Baltazar has made his way up the mountain twice a week to chip ice from the glaciers of the closest place on Earth to the sun. “The natural ice from Chimborazo is the best,” Baltazar told […]

Pre-industrial Anthropocene Detected in Peru

31 March 2015, by

Humans may have begun to pollute the atmosphere earlier than we thought. So says recent research conducted at the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru, where scientists drilled into the ice to pull out cores, which they could read like ancient texts. Those cores show widespread traces of copper and lead starting in about A.D. 1540, which […]

Roundup: Film on Eco-trek, Black Carbon in Andes, Alpine Stonefly

30 March 2015, by

Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey “Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey is the adventure of 700 people trekking across the Himalayas with a call to save the planet’s “3rd Pole,” a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming. Battling the most treacherous terrain on the planet, the trekkers spread their message of […]

Photo Friday: Alpine Photography by Fi Bunn

20 March 2015, by

Fiona Bunn, a landscape photographer and alpinist, has been traveling to the Alps for over 25 years. Her alpine photography work has been frequently shared on social media, including The Alpine Club as well as Zermatt Tourism. Her work was recently included in an exhibition for a second time at The Brick Lane Gallery in the Shoreditch district […]

An image of a man taking a photo inside an ice cave

Roundup: New Museums, Ice Quakes, and Ice Caves

16 March 2015, by

Glaciarium – A New Museum Dedicated to Patagonian Glaciers Opens in Argentina “Designed as an environment that promotes knowledge and awakens the senses, Glaciarium seeks to emotionally move the visitor through noble visual and narrative resources . . .” Read More, here.   Calving Glaciers causing “Ice Quakes” Analysts at the Alaska Earthquake Center discovered that calving glaciers […]