Photo Friday: Thwaites Glacier Bore Hole Drilled

17 January 2020, by

A team of scientists has bored a hole through Antarctica’s massive Thwaites Glacier as the race to understand how warm ocean waters are melting the ice from beneath heats up.

Video of the Week: Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano Explodes

15 January 2020, by

The eruption launched plumes of ash and smoke 20,000 feet into the air and could be seen from space. No one was injured, although authorities are still warning people to stay away from the grumbling behemoth because of possible falling fragments and ash.

Indigenous Activist Among Those Killed In Iran’s Takedown of Civilian Airliner

14 January 2020, by

Ghanimat Azhdari, a member of the Qashqai nomadic people of southwestern and central Iran, spent her life researching and promoting Indigenous-driven conservation efforts throughout Central Asia and the world. She perished on January 8, 2020 when Iranian security forces mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian International Airlines jetliner, killing all on board.

Roundup: Iceland Tourism Unconcerned by Warming, The World’s Water Towers, Alpinism Recognized by UNESCO

13 January 2020, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a study that found Iceland’s glacier tour operators are unconcerned with climate change, a major study on the world’s water towers, and UNESCO recognizes alpinism as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

‘Most Ice on Earth is Very Close to Melting Conditions’

9 January 2020, by

Andreas Kääb says we need to understand how glaciers are shrinking in order to better adapt to climate change impacts such as changes to water supply, landslides and avalanches.

Video of the Week: Smoke and Ash Choke Tasman Glacier in New Zealand

8 January 2020, by

This Week’s Video of the Week takes us to the surface of New Zealand’s Tasman Glacier, which is enshrouded in smoke and ash from Australia’s bushfires over 1,000 miles away.

Glaciers in the Olympic Mountains Could Vanish by End of This Century

7 January 2020, by

The glaciers shrank 40 percent between 1981 and 2015, largely because of human-caused global warming. Audio is available by clicking through.

Amazon Fires Quickening Glacier Melting in Andes

31 December 2019, by

The burning rainforest releases black carbon into the atmosphere, which, according to a growing number of scientific studies, directly contributes to the melting of glaciers.

Roundup: Iceberg-Tsunami Dynamics, Backcountry Avalanche Risk Rises, and Cruikshank Receives Prestigious Award

30 December 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a study to better understand iceberg-tsunami dynamics, avalanche risk on crowded backcountry slopes, and Julie Cruikshank is recognized by the Polar Knowledge Canada.

Crowded Backcountry Ski Slopes Increase Risk of Skiers Endangering Each Other

26 December 2019, by

Avalanche risk is on the rise as more people enter backcountry alpine terrain. A new study seeking to quantify the risk to multi-party avalanches hopes to raise awareness and provoke discussion.

Glacier line in 1934. Credit: Simon Norfolk, Project Pressure

Roundup: MELTDOWN Visualizing Climate Change, Foodweb Complexity of High Mountain Lakes, and Melting Swiss Glaciers

23 December 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the ongoing exhibition MELTDOWN in London by Project Pressure, a study examining food webs of high mountain lakes, and a comprehensive look at Swiss glaciers and the implications of their melt.

Photo Friday: A Southern Patagonia Glacier from Space

20 December 2019, by

This Photo Friday is brought to you by a resident of the International Space Station; astronaut Christina Koch shares a personal image of Perito Moreno glacier in the Patagonia ice field.