Irony in Big Piney: On Karen Budd-Falen and the Wind River Glaciers

30 October 2018, by

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.

Roundup: Citizens Tracking Glaciers, Seismic Noise, and Holocene Glaciers

29 October 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about citizens tracking glaciers, seismic noise and holocene glaciers.

Biodiversity Reversals in Alpine Rivers

23 October 2018, by

A recent study on a glacier-fed stream in the Swiss Alps finds that a biodiversity inversion phenomenon is attributed to the increased frequency of flushing events.

Roundup: Disappearing Acts, Sound Signatures, and Cryoconite Holes

15 October 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about disappearing acts of Chinese glaciers, glacier sound signatures, and cryoconite holes.

New IPCC Report Offers New Data, Stern Warnings, Hope

10 October 2018, by

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.

Roundup: Scientific Tensions, Italian Hydropower, and Threatened Biodiversity

8 October 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a dispute among early glacier researchers, hydropower in the Italian Alps, and threatened biodiversity worldwide.

Peasant demonstration of the organization La Via Campesina

UN Resolution Recognizes the Rights of Rural Peoples

4 October 2018, by

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.

Celebrating a Career of Mountain Highs: Professor Mark Carey Receives King Albert Mountain Award

2 October 2018, by

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.

Roundup: Restless Volcano, Bolivian Andes, and Capelin

1 October 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a restless volcano in Alaska, GLOFs in Bolivia, and Capelin in Greenland.

Tsechu Dolma, winnter of Brower Youth Award, in Nepal

GlacierHub Writer Tsechu Dolma Wins Major Award

27 September 2018, by

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.

This Antarctic Glacier is Gone, But It’s a Good Thing

25 September 2018, by

Find out why Marchant Glacier in the Royal Society Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica, is no longer on the map.

Ecuador Presents High Mountain Projects at World Water Week

20 September 2018, by

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.