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.

Glacier Lessons as a Glacier Lessens

10 April 2019, by

For nearly 10 years, Jón Stefánsson’s grade-seven students have been tracking the disappearance of their local glacier in Iceland.

Trump’s Interior Pick Wants to Heighten California Dam

9 April 2019, by

David Bernhardt is a former lobbyist for an irrigation district that would benefit from increasing the capacity of the state’s largest reservoir, which is fed by glacier meltwater.

Roundup: New Zealand’s ‘Sad and Dirty’ Glaciers, Dead Bodies on Mount Everest, and a Surprise in Greenland

8 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about New Zealand’s ‘sad and dirty’ glaciers, dead bodies on Mount Everest, and a glacier surprise in Greenland.

Photo Friday: Mount Baker Is Letting Off Some Steam

5 April 2019, by

This week’s Photo Friday features Mount Baker, a glacier-covered volcano in the North Cascades. Last week, a steam plume drew speculation about the potential for an eruption.

What Snow Algae in the Pacific Northwest Could Reveal About Life on Mars

2 April 2019, by

The University of Minnesota’s Trinity Hamilton and Jeff Havig analyze how snow algae interacts with carbon, which could aid the search for life on Mars.

Last-Chance Tourism Spurs Eco-Consciousness and Climate Change

28 March 2019, by

Last-chance tourists often visit remote destinations to take in the beauty and experience of a place that may not be the same in the future. But in doing so, they are contributing to climate change, negatively impacting these destinations through carbon-intensive travel.

Nevado Ausangate Glaciers, Peru Retreat, and Lake Formation

26 March 2019, by

Mauri Pelto, a glaciologist at Nichols College in Massachusetts and author of the American Geophysical Union blog From a Glacier’s Perspective, analyzes the retreat of the Ausangate Glaciers in Peru.