Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron took the tram from the Alpine village of Chamonix up to Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, to pay homage to the legendary massif and reflect on the toll climate change is exacting on its great glacier, the Mer de Glace.
On February 2, 1962, Humble Oil & Refining Company published an advertisement in LIFE magazine that read: EACH DAY HUMBLE SUPPLIES ENOUGH ENERGY TO MELT 7 MILLION TONS OF GLACIER!
Two avalanches in Van Province in Turkey have killed 41 and injured nearly 100 more. The avalanches occurred on a glacier-clad mountain known as Hasanbesir Tepesis.
Last week the endurance swimmer and environmental diplomat swam one kilometer across one of the more than 65,000 meltwater lakes that pock the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to generate support for marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean.
Glacier Hugging becomes the new tree hugging. A climate scientist recently posted an image of himself hugging a glacier to his personal Twitter feed. The delightful photo was taken at Portage Glacier in Chugach National Forest in Alaska.
The Twitter profile Canadian Paintings showcases a variety of paintings by Canadian artists from past and current centuries. Among the artwork reproduced on this feed are images of glaciers and mountain environments. Canadian landscapes are particularly highlighted.
Washington State Ferries is working toward converting its three largest and most polluting ferries to electric power.
This Photo Friday is brought to you by a resident of the International Space Station; astronaut Christina Koch shares a personal image of Perito Moreno glacier in the Patagonia ice field.
Smoke and dust from bushfires in Australia have crossed the Tasman Sea and settled on glaciers in New Zealand. This coating of ash threatens New Zealand’s glaciers by increasing melting. It also highlights the severity of Australia’s bushfires.
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Sheridan Glacier in southeast Alaska from Operation Ice Bridge, which after a decade of airborne ice observations, has been replaced by a new satellite.