Mountain Context Matters in Monitoring and Reporting on Sustainable Development Goals

2 July 2019, by

A new publication from the Mountain Research Initiative highlights the importance of spatial context in monitoring and reporting on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Ecuador Prepares for Eruption of Glacier-Covered Volcano

20 June 2019, by

Volcanic eruptions are difficult to prepare for. Signs of activity on Cotopaxi, a glacier-covered volcano in Ecuador, and other nearby volcanoes, though, have prompted authorities to develop plans for protecting nearby residents.

Roundup: A Glacier State Congressman Changes Tone, Minority Rights in Asian Glacier Region, and a New Early Warning System in Peru

10 June 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, climate change is becoming a talking point for one glacier state congressman, treatment of minorities in China’s glaciated western provinces takes stage at the UN, and a new GLOF early warning system in Peru.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mongolia’s Cashmere Goats Graze a Precarious Steppe

20 March 2019, by

Mongolia’s grasslands are being degraded by climate change and heavy goat populations, driven by global cashmere demand.

Video of the Week: The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

13 February 2019, by

GlacierHub’s Video of the Week describes the sobering findings of the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment, which documents the risk of climate change on the region.

What Glacier State Congressmembers Think of a Green New Deal

13 February 2019, by

Glaciers are part of America’s iconography and boost local economies. But support for a Green New Deal among elected officials of glacier regions remains slim.

Photo Friday: Siachen, the World’s Highest Militarized Glacier

11 January 2019, by

This Photo Friday highlights a helicopter rescue on the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen Glacier.