Video of the Week: Triggering Avalanches to Clear Roads

9 May 2018, by

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.

Gull Eggs for Breakfast in Hoonah

3 May 2018, by

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.

Photo Friday: A Visit to Sajama, Bolivia

20 April 2018, by

This Photo Friday, journey to Sajama, Bolivia, through photos taken by Karina Yager, a professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.

IPCC Lead Authors Hike Up to Antisana Glacier in Ecuador

16 March 2018, by

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.

Hiking Through Glacier National Park for a Cause

8 March 2018, by

A Climate and Society alumna from Columbia University will experience climate change first hand on a planned hike for Climate Ride at Glacier National Park.

Photo Friday: Mer de Glace, a “Sea of Ice”

16 February 2018, by

A trip to the French Alps, home of the famous Mont Blanc and majestic Mer de Glace, or “Sea of Ice,” inspired this author to consider the tragedy of a glacier-less world for future generations.

Photo Friday: Black History Month & Expedition Denali

9 February 2018, by

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.

Photo Friday: Juneau Icefield Expedition

2 February 2018, by

Today’s Photo Friday offers insight into a field expedition led by a group of explorers consisting of students, faculty, and staff from around the world. The Juneau Icefield Research Program, one of the longest running glacier expeditions, has been offering students a chance to learn about glaciers through field research conducted on Juneau Icefield.

Photo Friday: Walk the Widest Glacier in the Himalayas

3 November 2017, by

This Photo Friday, take a hike through images across Ngozumpa glacier in Nepal, the longest glacier in the Himalayas.

The Chinese Glacier with Three Names

4 October 2017, by

A visit to a research station in the Qilian Mountains of western China brought the author to a glacier whose meltwater supplies oases along the Silk Road. Reflecting the region’s long history, the glacier has three names, one of them very surprising.

Driving the Dalton: A Tour of North Slope Glacial History

31 August 2017, by

The only road in the United States that crosses the Arctic Circle is the Dalton Highway: a remote, potholed, perilous path that begins north of Fairbanks and terminates at the Arctic Ocean. For some, driving the Dalton is a bold, lonely adventure, and for others, it’s just a long commute to work. Molly Timm, field […]

Arctic Field Science: An Unruly Harmony

24 August 2017, by

It’s 9 p.m. on my 26th birthday, and I’m standing outside a trailer in the middle of the Alaskan tundra. The trailer is my workplace for the summer, and my labmates and I are waving signs— mine reads “You are Alaska”— and cheering for the runners sprinting past us, in the final meters of an […]