In this week’s Roundup, read about an analysis of an 1840 catastrophe on Turkey’s Mt. Ararat, new insights on the albedo effect in the Swiss Alps, and the impact of meltwater in a High Arctic fjord.
Mongolia’s grasslands are being degraded by climate change and heavy goat populations, driven by global cashmere demand.
Iago Otero and Emmanuel Reynard describe the launch of the Interdisciplinary Center for Mountain Research at the University of Lausanne—a four-year pilot project focused on contributing to the sustainable development of mountain regions.
In this week’s Roundup, read about local perceptions of land-use change in the Andes, an updated chronology of glaciation in the western US, and the dedication of Mount Everest Way in Jackson Heights, Queens.
The United Nation’s “Five Approaches to Build Functional Early Warning Systems” emphasizes the importance of these systems as a necessary tool for improving quality of life and in building resilient nations.
Water is one of the most important aspects of India and Pakistan’s 70-year dispute over Kashmir. How will climate change impact water availability and future political tensions in the region?
Glacier-covered volcanoes, such as Popocatépetl, are more susceptible to lahars due to glacial melting that occurs during eruptions. Research shows an increase in stress-tolerant, competitive vegetation due to the changing environment.
Manchhiring Tamang’s documentary “A Day in the Life of a Himalayan Shepherd” beautifully captures the vast Himalayan landscape and sheepherding practices of the Tamang community in the Dhading district of central Nepal.
The Journal of Glaciology recently brought on several new science editors who are eager to improve understanding of climate change and its impacts. They look forward to utilizing their skills and expertise to build on current climate knowledge and explore new areas of research.
A new study of the ice-thickness distribution of the world’s 215,000 glaciers found that High Mountain Asia has 27 percent less ice than previously thought—and could lose half of its glacier area by the mid-2060s.
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This week’s Roundup includes escalating conflict in South Asia over water, a study on “last chance tourism,” and a look at glacial meltwater in Antarctic fjords.