It may be one of the longest-running examples of citizen climate science in the world. With Iceland’s glaciers at their melting point, these men and women— farmers, schoolchildren, a plastic surgeon, even a Supreme Court judge— serve not only as the glaciers’ guardians, but also their messengers.
The formidable Mount Everest—the tallest mountain and home to a number of the world’s highest glaciers — has long been a source of wonder and the pinnacle test of human strength and capability. For many mountaineers, it’s their ultimate crown of accomplishment. And for others, it’s their ultimate grave.
A recent study by Heidrun Hlodversdottir and her co-authors of the physical and mental health of the local children following the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano suggests that they were more likely to experience respiratory and anxiety issues than those who were not impacted by the eruption, among other ill effects.
This Photo Friday, journey to the mountains of Central Asia and the Tibetan Plateau through breathtaking photographs from conservation biologist Marc Foggin.
What happens when severe weather blocks roads in high mountain passes? This week, watch how transportation and road clearing teams, in Stelvio Pass, North Italy, work to clear roads for the season by triggering avalanches.
The National Park Service and Hoonah Indian Association are collaborating on restoring a traditional Glaucous-winged gull egg harvest within Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.
Through a series of experimental egg harvests, they will determine best-practices and potential impacts of a harvest on gulls and other nesting birds.
An Ecuadorian glaciologist, Bolívar Cáceres, led a group of IPCC authors on a hike up to Antisana Glacier. They saw páramo wetlands and an automated weather station, and got to explore the glacier itself.
In honor of Black History Month, this Photo Friday showcases the exciting story of the first all-African American team to climb Denali, the highest peak in North America.