Roundup: Plant Succession, Glacier Surges and Organic Pollutants

4 June 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the role of phosphorus on ecosystem development in cold-arid regions, up-glacier surges of tidewater glaciers in Svalbard and hexachlorobenzene pollution in the Svalbard fjords.

Photo of Helicopter with poisoned bait flying over a glacier

Biggest Rat Eradication Project Ever Deemed A Success

31 May 2018, by

The world’s biggest rat eradication project ever on the heavily glaciated South Georgia Island has been deemed a success.

Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano. (Source:N-b pictures/Flickr)

Ash from Iceland’s Glacier Volcano Threatens Health of Local Children

29 May 2018, by

A recent study by Heidrun Hlodversdottir and her co-authors of the physical and mental health of the local children following the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano suggests that they were more likely to experience respiratory and anxiety issues than those who were not impacted by the eruption, among other ill effects.

Fauna growth in Antartica on places exposed due to melting

Roundup: Ice Streams, Carbon Sequestration and Glacier Recession

28 May 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the ice streams in Northeast Greenland, iceberg melting and biological feedbacks in Antarctica, and the future of Mount Kenya’s glaciers.

GlacierHub News Report 05:24:18

24 May 2018, by

The GlacierHub News Report is a bi-monthly video news report that features some of our website’s top stories. This week, GlacierHub news is featuring the “Doomsday” glacier, a new study on GLOFS and climate change, subglacial lakes in Canada, and some beautiful aerial shots of the Rockies!

Indigenous Communities and The Mountain Institute Awarded St Andrews Prize for the Environment

22 May 2018, by

The 2018 St Andrews Prize for the Environment was awarded on April 26 to The Mountain Institute, Peru and indigenous communities for efforts to help mountain communities adapt to the loss of glaciers.

Photo of the Khumbu Icefall

Roundup: Mt. Everest Climbing, Glacier Movie, and Plants

21 May 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about how climate change is affecting an Everest climbing route, a new movie on a glacier in Iceland, and plants recently exposed by glacial retreat.

Photo of the Thwaites Glacier from above

Project Aims to Better Understand “Doomsday” Glacier

17 May 2018, by

The biggest joint U.S.-UK Antarctic project since the 1940s will investigate the implications of the Thwaites Glacier on sea level rise.

Unprecedented Subglacial Lakes Discovered in Canadian Arctic

15 May 2018, by

A joint study published last month in Science Advances predicted the presence of two hypersaline subglacial lakes on either side of the east-west ice divide of the Devon Ice Cap. These are not only the first subglacial lakes to be found in the Canadian Arctic but also the first hypersaline subglacial lakes reported to date.

GlacierHub News Report 05:10:18

10 May 2018, by

The GlacierHub News Report is a bi-monthly video news report that features some of our website’s top stories. This week, GlacierHub news is back with an interview with Sophie Elixhauser, a new study on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, a discussion on hazardous development in Nepal, and a theory about snowballs and slushies!

Video of the Week: Triggering Avalanches to Clear Roads

9 May 2018, by

What happens when severe weather blocks roads in high mountain passes? This week, watch how transportation and road clearing teams, in Stelvio Pass, North Italy, work to clear roads for the season by triggering avalanches.

Aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake (Source: Nigeria Circle News/ Twitter)

The End of the Temporary Protected Status for Nepal

9 May 2018, by

The Department of Homeland Security has announced the end of the Temporary Protection Status for Nepal. This affects over 9000 Nepalis who have relocated to the United States after the devastating earthquake in 2015.