The Funeral for Iceland’s OK Glacier Attracts International Attention

28 August 2019, by

On August 18, scientists, artists, and climate activists gathered to commemorate Iceland’s OK Glacier, the first of the country’s glaciers to be lost to climate change. Already, a second glacier funeral is planned for September in Switzerland.

Photo Friday: Alaska’s Arrigetch Glaciers

23 August 2019, by

Our weekly Photo Friday offers views of Alaska’s Arrigetch Glaciers, which are located within the vast and rugged Gates of the Arctic National Park.

Alaskan Glaciers Are Melting Twice as Fast as Models Predicted

22 August 2019, by

Scientists found that an Alaskan tidewater glacier is melting much more rapidly than predicted, challenging the models used to predict how quickly tidewater glaciers are melting worldwide.

Video of the Week: Instruments Made From Arctic Ice

21 August 2019, by

In GlacierHub’s latest Video of the Week, watch musicians perform a song on instruments carved from pieces of Arctic glacial ice. The song “Ocean Memories” is part of a campaign to protect the world’s oceans.

The Devdoraki Glacier in the Georgian Caucasus Keeps Collapsing

21 August 2019, by

Rock-ice avalanches and mudflows from the glacier have periodically blocked strategic infrastructure in Georgia.

Roundup: Pollen in Ice Cores, Melting in Greenland, and Water Usage in Switzerland

19 August 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about new scientific findings from the Kyrgyz Republic, Greenland, and Switzerland.

speaker at ICIMOD in Kathmandu addressing IPCC authors July 2019

Kathmandu Event Highlights Deepening Interest in Hindu Kush Himalaya Region

15 August 2019, by

A July event sponsored by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development brought together experts from the organization and officials, authors, and staff of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change.

Video of the Week: An Animated History of Glaciers

14 August 2019, by

In GlacierHub’s Video of the Week, watch a 55-second NASA animation of the history of glaciers since the last Ice Age and learn about the importance of glacial isostatic adjustment.

Snow Algae Thrives in Some of Earth’s Most Extreme Conditions

14 August 2019, by

A new study of snow algae in Chile reveals the reasons for its tenacity here on Earth—and how life might thrive elsewhere in the universe.

Sitting on the Edge of a Troll’s Tongue

13 August 2019, by

GlacierHub writer Maria Dombrov shares her experiences hiking a famous rock formation called Troll’s Tongue, or Trolltunga in Norwegian, which offers scenic views of Folgefonna Glacier.

Roundup: Deaths in Alaska, Europe’s Heatwave, and Reflections on Afghanistan

12 August 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about glacier instability in Alaska creating hazards for outdoors enthusiasts, the impact of Europe’s recent heatwave on Swiss glaciers, and a history of Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor.

Photo Friday: Aerial Images of Norway

9 August 2019, by

This week’s Photo Friday features scenic, aerial images from Geirangerfjord, Norway. Fjords are long, narrow inlets of the sea, situated between mountainous coastline on either side.