Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s new pick for the department’s Deputy Solicitor for Fish, Wildlife and Parks is Karen Budd-Falen, a Wyoming-based property rights attorney known for challenging federal land policy.
In this week’s Roundup, read about citizens tracking glaciers, seismic noise and holocene glaciers.
In this week’s Roundup, read about disappearing acts of Chinese glaciers, glacier sound signatures, and cryoconite holes.
The new IPCC report, SR1.5, discusses the urgency of limiting temperature increases to only 1.5 degrees Celsius, to avoid catastrophic harm. Action is needed urgently. The report mentions glaciers a number of times, using them to provide evidence of rapid climate change and impacts in water, agriculture, tourism and biodiversity.
In this week’s Roundup, read about a dispute among early glacier researchers, hydropower in the Italian Alps, and threatened biodiversity worldwide.
A recent resolution of the UN Human Rights Council grants recognition to the rights of peasants and other rural working people. These include the right to food sovereignty–self-determination of food and access to healthy, sustainable food. It also recognizes the right to have water uncontaminated by mining activities.
Mark Carey, a professor of history and environmental studies at the University of Oregon, has received the prestigious King Albert Mountain Award for almost two decades of exceptional service to mountain research.
In this week’s Roundup, read about a restless volcano in Alaska, GLOFs in Bolivia, and Capelin in Greenland.
GlacierHub writer Tsechu Dolma won an Asia Society Youth Award for her work founding the Mountain Resiliency Project. This climate resilience organization supports sustainability and social inclusion in villages in the Nepal Himalayas.
Find out why Marchant Glacier in the Royal Society Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica, is no longer on the map.
FONAG, the organization which protects and restores the water resources for the Ecuadorian capital city of Quito, played a significant role in presenting high mountain issues to World Water Week, a major conference which was held late last month in Stockholm.