A local resort has captured the dramatic change of Excelsior Glacier from 2016 to 2019.
Glaciers shaped the Greater New York landscape, then industry exploited the glacial depositions to build New York City. Now a local non-profit is reclaiming the spoiled land for the community and honoring glaciers in the process.
ICIMOD’s recently developed online story map, called Reaching New Heights, highlights the extensive fieldwork on Rikha Samba glacier. Early data collection has revealed significant changes since 2010.
Roundup: Contaminated Arctic Spiders, Sand Abundance in Greenland, and Cryoconite on the Tibetan Plateau15 July 2019, by Nabilah Islam
In this week’s Roundup, read about metal-contaminated wolf spiders in the Arctic, sand release from glacier-filled valleys in Greenland, and the role of cryoconite in melting on the Tibetan Plateau.
Glaciers lie on each of the world’s seven large landmasses, meaning, while they’re often located in relatively remote areas, one needn’t travel to the polar regions to observe the remnants of the last Ice Age—which makes them a popular vacation draw.
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.
Glacier researcher Kate Cullen spent the early months of 2019 visiting the glaciated landscapes of Antarctica and Chile, where an observer can find beauty as well as signs of a cryosphere in crisis.
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.
In this week’s Roundup, read about the record breaking heatwave in Alaska, black carbon records on the Tibetan Plateau, and contemporary artwork at the Met.
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 publication from the Mountain Research Initiative highlights the importance of spatial context in monitoring and reporting on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.