A Glacial Escape: Connecting Past, Present & Future in the Novel “Antarctica”

11 December 2018, by

Through science we attempt to maintain an objective distance from the world’s glaciers, positing them as objects unconnected and detached from human experience. However, humans are the ones who give meaning and purpose to glacial environments.

Then and Now: Understanding John Muir’s Ideology

5 December 2018, by

A new article explores John Muir’s connection with the natural world while bringing the relevance of his philosophy into present time.

Journey Over Gobrin Glacier: Le Guin, Environmentalism and Science Fiction

27 November 2018, by

Two beings from different worlds rely on each other for safety and survival as they traverse one of science fiction’s most famous ice sheets: the Gobrin Glacier.

Tensions Among Early Glacier Researchers in Alaska

20 November 2018, by

A new study published in the journal Isis presents details of a decades-old conflict between early glacier researchers in Alaska, a conflict that remains relevant today. The controversy, known as the Miller–Beckey dispute, started at the Juneau Icefield in the late 1940s.

The Myth of Glacial Safety: From Fortitude to Svalbard

15 November 2018, by

In her new book, author Lauren LaFauci analyzes the perceived safety and stability of remote, glacierized locations of the northern Arctic.

Horn Signaling at a Medieval Icelandic Monastery

8 November 2018, by

A 16th century ceramic horn fragment was discovered in a former monastery site in Iceland. A recent study examines archaeological and written records to build an understanding of the origin and use of this instrument.

Photo Friday: Exhibiting The Icebergs

2 November 2018, by

This Photo Friday features “The Icebergs,” painted by Frederic Edwin Church in 1861, on permanent display at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Video of the Week: Arrowhead Discovered as Glacier Retreats

1 November 2018, by

A researcher walks along a retreating glacier and finds an ancient arrowhead. Watch the video.

Glacier Tanks: An Ode to Mount Hood

31 October 2018, by

When a beer equipment manufacturer set up shop in the shadow of Oregon’s glaciated Mount Hood in 2006, the name for their brand was right in front of them.

Photo Friday: Glaciers in the Canton of Valais

26 October 2018, by

This Photo Friday, view images from the canton of Valais in Switzerland, where ten of the 12 highest summits in the Alps are located. Alpine photographer Fiona Bunn’s latest 2019 alpine calendar includes many of these 4,000-meter peaks found in Valais.

Photo Friday: An Antique Bicycle Emerges from Melting Italian Glacier

19 October 2018, by

An antique bicycle showed up after Rotmoosferner Glacier in the Ötztal region of the Italian Alps melted at 3,000 meters.

A Collaboration on Mustang, Nepal: Capturing Its Culture and History in Black and White

16 October 2018, by

A new collaboration on Mustang, Nepal, displays artistic and antiqued photographs juxtaposed with poetic and evocative text.