A new study of snow algae in Chile reveals the reasons for its tenacity here on Earth—and how life might thrive elsewhere in the universe.
In this week’s Roundup, read about glacier instability in Alaska creating hazards for outdoors enthusiasts, the impact of Europe’s recent heatwave on Swiss glaciers, and a history of Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor.
One of the world’s leading credit rating agencies acquired last month the Berkeley-based climate analysis firm Four Twenty Seven, signaling growing private sector concern about the climate crisis.
A plaque will recognize the first glacier in Iceland lost to climate change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last chance tourists are increasingly seeking out rapidly deteriorating natural wonders like Alaska’s iconic Mendenhall Glacier.
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.
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.