New Weather Stations Aid Denali Researchers and Climbers

4 June 2019, by

Weather instruments placed atop large masts will provide scientists and outdoors enthusiasts with better information about North America’s tallest peak.

Chickamin Glacier Retreat Generates Separation and Lake Expansion

29 May 2019, by

Mauri Pelto, scientist and author at From a Glacier’s Perspective, analyzes Landsat images of southeast Alaska’s Chickamin Glacier.

Nepal Considers Uranium Mining Proposal in the Himalayas

16 May 2019, by

A decade-old proposal for uranium mining in Nepal’s remote, glacier-rich Upper Mustang region has gained renewed attention from government officials eager to boost prosperity.

North Cascade 2019 Winter Accumulation Assessment

1 May 2019, by

Early signs point toward a seventh consecutive, negative balance year for snow accumulation on the glaciers of the North Cascades.

Planning Meetings to Focus on Water Management in the Andean Region

30 April 2019, by

Officials from Chile, Colombia, and Peru will gather for a series of meetings focused on developing strategies for managing water resources in the context of climate change.

Round Up: Ice Thickness, Volcano Impacts on Glaciers, and Biodiversity in Antartica

29 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about projections of glacier change, the risk of melting glaciers near Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano, and the changing biodiversity of Antarctica.

The Dead of Mount Everest Are Seeing the Light of Day

25 April 2019, by

Rising temperatures are melting Himalayan glaciers, including on Mount Everest, where the corpses of dead climbers are waiting to be recovered.

Glaciers Account for More Sea Level Rise Than Previously Thought

24 April 2019, by

A new study says glaciers lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, contributing 27 millimeters of sea level rise—18 percent more than past estimates.

Glaciers Get New Protections with Passage of Natural Resources Act

23 April 2019, by

President Trump signed into law in March the Natural Resources Management Act, which garnered strong bipartisan support in Congress. Here’s how it could help protect the nation’s glaciers.

Roundup: Uranium Mining in Nepal, Glacier-Fed Clouds, and a Survey of Xinjiang Land Use

22 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a uranium mining proposal in Nepal, how receding glaciers cause cloud formation, and the impact of land use change on the glaciers of Xinjiang, China.

Advances in Developing Peru’s National Policy for Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems

16 April 2019, by

Peter Oesterling, a former Fulbright Public Policy Fellow with the Peruvian Ministry of Environment’s National Institute for Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems, describes the country’s efforts to sustainably manage its glaciers.

Video of the Week: Take a 360° Tour of Mount Baker

10 April 2019, by

High-definition LiDAR sensing creates a stunning model of Washington state’s active, glacier-covered stratovolcano.