Roundup: Switzerland’s Aletsch Glacier, Olafur Eliasson, and Early Alpine Dwellers

16 September 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about dire predictions for the largest glacier in the European Alps—even if Paris agreement targets are met, an evening with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, and early high-elevation settlements.

Roundup: Alpine Hydropower, Water Availability in Pakistan, and Measuring Black Carbon

9 September 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, check out a case study of the impact of climate change on alpine hydropower, what water availability might be like in Pakistan under Paris Agreement targets, and how much black carbon is floating around Gangotri Glacier in India.

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.

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.

Roundup: Deaths in Alaska, Europe’s Heatwave, and Reflections on Afghanistan

12 August 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about glacier instability in Alaska creating hazards for outdoors enthusiasts, the impact of Europe’s recent heatwave on Swiss glaciers, and a history of Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor.

Roundup: Antarctic Species Diversity, Credit Ratings, and an Alaskan Podcast

5 August 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the impact of glacier melt on the diversity of ocean species in Antarctica, Moody’s purchase of a climate data firm, and a podcast about Alaskan glaciers.

Roundup: Gold Mining in Peru, an Animated Film Featuring the Andes Mountains, and a Lunar Simulation in a Swiss Glacier

29 July 2019, by

In this week’s roundup, read about gold mining in the highest place permanently inhabited by people, an animated film that highlights environmental harmony and the Andean landscape, and how a Swiss glacier is hosting a simulation of a human settlement in outer space.

Roundup: Expanding Glaciers, Appraising the Himalaya, and Ice Worms

22 July 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about why some glaciers are maintaining equilibrium—or even expanding, an overview of Himalayan glaciers, and the biogeography of North American ice worms.

Roundup: Contaminated Arctic Spiders, Sand Abundance in Greenland, and Cryoconite on the Tibetan Plateau

15 July 2019, by

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.

Roundup: Alaska’s Heat Wave, Black Carbon in Tibet, and Artwork at The Met

8 July 2019, by

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.

Roundup: Fieldwork in the Mustang Region, Cannabis Used for Ritual, and Sustainability in Mountain Ecosystems

1 July 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the Rikha Samba Glacier, historical religious rituals in the Pamirs, and addressing knowledge gaps in mountain societies.

Roundup: UNESCO Glaciers, Ice Stupas, and an Alexander von Humboldt Graphic Novel

24 June 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the state of the world’s glaciers that are located within UNESCO World Heritage sites, artificial glaciers in the Himalayas, and a graphic novel about Alexander von Humboldt.