The eruption launched plumes of ash and smoke 20,000 feet into the air and could be seen from space. No one was injured, although authorities are still warning people to stay away from the grumbling behemoth because of possible falling fragments and ash.
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.
Andreas Kääb says we need to understand how glaciers are shrinking in order to better adapt to climate change impacts such as changes to water supply, landslides and avalanches.
The glaciers shrank 40 percent between 1981 and 2015, largely because of human-caused global warming. Audio is available by clicking through.
Washington State Ferries is working toward converting its three largest and most polluting ferries to electric power.
Avalanche risk is on the rise as more people enter backcountry alpine terrain. A new study seeking to quantify the risk to multi-party avalanches hopes to raise awareness and provoke discussion.
Iceberg calving can create powerful waves when large chunks of ice fall from glaciers into the ocean. A recent study conducted 66 experiments to better understand the features of iceberg calving to determine iceberg-tsunami strength and parameters.
A warming atmosphere and less precipitation falling as snow on Pacific glaciers, like Papua New Guinea, are killing them. Researchers believe other mountaintop glaciers will follow quickly.
The Video of the Week highlights what needs to be done between now and COP26 to keep the Paris Agreement on track to meet its goals.
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.
A stunning image of Sheridan Glacier in southeast Alaska from Operation Ice Bridge, which after a decade of airborne ice observations, has been replaced by a new satellite.