This week’s roundup features collapsing glaciers in Asia, benthic invertebrates in Antarctica, and improving mountain resiliency in the Hindu Kush.
Landsat images and British Antarctic Survey GIS analysis reveal that the Novosilski Glacier has retreated 2.5 kilometers since 2001.
On the 26th of December, 33-year-old American Colin O’Brady became the first person to transverse Antarctica unassisted and unaided by wind.
The Andean Glacier and Water Atlas by UNESCO raises awareness of key issues surrounding the loss of glaciers in the Andes. It recognizes the importance of improving interactions between science and policy for successful climate change adaptation.
Researchers report a 48 percent reduction in glacier area in the Cerro Erasmo and Cerro Hudson region since 1870—with half of the loss occurring since 1986.
A recent study traces the source of mercury in Lake Hazen to increased flow in glacial rivers, showing that even as global mercury emissions decline, an anthropogenic driver still remains—climate change.
In this week’s Roundup, read about Antarctica’s accelerating ice loss, science excursions for young women, and a new glacier model.
This Photo Friday highlights a helicopter rescue on the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen Glacier.
In this week’s Roundup, read about a toy arrow revealed by a melting glacier, NASA’s newest ice-monitoring satellite launch, and new research on resilient glaciers in Svalbard.
International Mountain Day (2018) encouraged collaborative talks regarding the protection of mountain ecosystems, sustainable development and international cooperation. GlacierHub reported live from the event, where GlacierHub editor Ben Orlove, a professor at Columbia University, spoke about research documenting the intensified rate of warming in mountain environments.
This Photo Friday, view several cartoons referencing COP24, or the 24th meeting of the “Conference of Parties,” brought together by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP24 recently took place in Katowice, Poland, from 2-14 December.