Rob Wallace Installed to Post in Department of the Interior

30 July 2019, by

The newest official to be appointed to the Interior Department, Robert Wallace brings a background of experience as a Republican staffer, GE lobbyist, and park ranger to a role that will oversee the nation’s glaciers.

East and South Asia Are the Largest Sources of Black Carbon Blanketing the Tibetan Plateau

11 July 2019, by

The glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau have seen an increase in black carbon concentrations since the pre-industrial era. A new study measured the amount of black carbon and dust on a glacier in the northeastern part of the plateau.

South Asian Perspectives on News of Rapid Himalayan Glacier Melt

9 July 2019, by

A new study that finds a doubling of Himalayan glacier melt has received international media recognition, including among South Asian news outlets, which explore implications for regional freshwater supply.

Ancient Humans of Glaciated Western China Consumed High-Potency Cannabis

4 July 2019, by

While it’s uncertain whether the plants were cultivated intentionally or selectively harvested for high potency, it is clear that glaciers played a central role in hydrating the marijuana used in western China around 500 BC.

Rising Temperatures Have Doubled Himalayan Glacier Melt—Study

3 July 2019, by

A new Columbia University study that relied on declassified images from spy satellites shows that glaciers in the Himalayas melted twice as fast from 2000 to 2016 as they did from 1975 to 2000.

US Forest Service Plans to Overhaul Tourism at Mendenhall Glacier

26 June 2019, by

Last chance tourists are increasingly seeking out rapidly deteriorating natural wonders like Alaska’s iconic Mendenhall Glacier.

Project Pressure Exhibition Explores Climate Change and Glaciers

25 June 2019, by

The charity connects visual artists and scientists focused on documenting the declining state of the world’s glaciers. The group’s latest exhibition is on display at the National History Museum, Vienna until September 1.

Event Series Highlights Threats to Tibet’s Glaciers

19 June 2019, by

Ahead of World Environment Day, several groups organized a series of events in British Columbia and Seattle, Washington to highlight threats to Tibet’s glaciers.

Dispatch from the Cryosphere: Glacier Decrease in the Georgian Caucasus

18 June 2019, by

Levan Tielidze, a senior research scientist at the Institute of Geography at Tbilisi State University, describes some of the changes underway on Georgia’s glaciers.

How Mountain-Dwellers Talk About Adapting to Melting Glaciers

13 June 2019, by

A new study, coauthored by GlacierHub’s Ben Orlove, challenges the assumption that communities have to believe in climate change before they can take action.

New Funds Help Girls On Ice Canada Expand Access to Glacier Expeditions

12 June 2019, by

Inspiring Girls Expeditions has organized science excursions for young girls since 1999. Its Canadian program just got a major boost for 2019.

China’s Asejiaguo Glacier Is Retreating

11 June 2019, by

The Asejiaguo Glacier, which drains east from the China-Nepal border, is retreating, according to Landsat images examined by Nichols College glaciologist Mauri Pelto.