Warming Rivers Are Causing Die-Offs Among Alaska Salmon

5 September 2019, by

Rising temperatures and melting snowpack in Alaska are a sign of a new normal that is emerging, which is likely to become a major challenge for the state’s salmon populations.

The People of the Glacier Lands Taken to Create US National Parks

4 September 2019, by

Americans laud their pristine national parks and visit them in droves. But those places were once home to thousands of indigenous people who were brutally dispossessed of their land. Glacier parks are among those with a dark past.

Roundup: Pre-Columbian Land Use, Trump in Tongass, and Greenland’s Ice Sheet

2 September 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a comparison of pre-Columbian and colonial land use techniques in Bolivia, Trump’s plans to log the Tongass National Forest, and an evaluation of Greenland’s ice sheet mass balance.

Photo Friday: An Art Exhibit 1000 Meters Above the Sea

30 August 2019, by

In this week’s Photo Friday, preview a Swiss photography festival whose theme is global warming.

What the 2018 State of the Climate Report Says About Alpine Glaciers

29 August 2019, by

The latest American Meteorological Society State of the Climate report indicates 2018 was the 30th consecutive year of significant mass balance loss across a sampling of the world’s glaciers.

Video of the Week: The Emerging Dangers of Glacier Tourism

28 August 2019, by

Glacier tourism can be a dangerous endeavor. Recently, three European boaters were killed in Alaska by what authorities suspect was the collapse of a glacier face. In this Video of the Week, see a pair of kayakers react to a close-call at Alaska’s Spencer Glacier.

The Funeral for Iceland’s OK Glacier Attracts International Attention

28 August 2019, by

On August 18, scientists, artists, and climate activists gathered to commemorate Iceland’s OK Glacier, the first of the country’s glaciers to be lost to climate change. Already, a second glacier funeral is planned for September in Switzerland.

Photo Friday: Alaska’s Arrigetch Glaciers

23 August 2019, by

Our weekly Photo Friday offers views of Alaska’s Arrigetch Glaciers, which are located within the vast and rugged Gates of the Arctic National Park.

Alaskan Glaciers Are Melting Twice as Fast as Models Predicted

22 August 2019, by

Scientists found that an Alaskan tidewater glacier is melting much more rapidly than predicted, challenging the models used to predict how quickly tidewater glaciers are melting worldwide.

The Devdoraki Glacier in the Georgian Caucasus Keeps Collapsing

21 August 2019, by

Rock-ice avalanches and mudflows from the glacier have periodically blocked strategic infrastructure in Georgia.

Park Officials Remove Signs Warning That Some Glaciers Will Disappear by 2020

20 August 2019, by

Until recently, signs at Glacier National Park warned visitors that the park’s glaciers would disappear by 2020. Now, they convey a more nuanced story about human-caused climate change and glacial melt.

Roundup: Pollen in Ice Cores, Melting in Greenland, and Water Usage in Switzerland

19 August 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about new scientific findings from the Kyrgyz Republic, Greenland, and Switzerland.