Roundup: Geopolitics in South Asia, “Last Chance Tourism,” and Antarctic Fjords

25 February 2019, by

This week’s Roundup includes escalating conflict in South Asia over water, a study on “last chance tourism,” and a look at glacial meltwater in Antarctic fjords.

Roundup: Snow Algae, Dams in Ecuador, and Patagonia’s Cashmere

18 February 2019, by

This week’s Roundup features a study of snow algae and atmospheric carbon dioxide, China’s role in Ecuadorian dam construction, and recycled cashmere sweaters by Patagonia.

Roundup: A Milestone in Cooperation, Early Warning Systems, and an Avalanche in Peru

11 February 2019, by

This week’s GlacierHub Roundup features 125 years of glacier monitoring, UNDP recommendations on early warning systems, and an avalanche in Peru.

Roundup: Lichen Colonization, Mercury Contamination, and Double Exposure

4 February 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about lichen colonization on Svalbard’s glaciers, mercury inputs from glacial rivers in High Arctic Canada, and the impact of both climate change and globalization on a small village in the Indian Himalayas. 

Roundup: Collapsing Glaciers, Invertebrates, and Resilient Mountains

28 January 2019, by

This week’s roundup features collapsing glaciers in Asia, benthic invertebrates in Antarctica, and improving mountain resiliency in the Hindu Kush.

Roundup: Tibet’s Cryosphere, Methane Release, and Rockfall-induced GLOFs

21 January 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a changing cryosphere on the Tibetan Plateau, Methane under Greenland’s ice sheet, and rockfall-induced GLOFs in Nepal.

Roundup: Antarctica’s Glacier Loss, Girls on Ice, and A New Glacier Model

14 January 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about Antarctica’s accelerating ice loss, science excursions for young women, and a new glacier model.

Roundup: Government Shutdown Impacts National Parks

7 January 2019, by

National glacier parks are feeling the impacts of the government shutdown. Parks are still mostly accessible to the public and fees are not being collected, but the lack of public services has been a major issue for visitors and local businesses.

Roundup: 1,400 Year-old Toy Arrow, NASA’s Ice Satellite, and Svalbard Glaciers

31 December 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a toy arrow revealed by a melting glacier, NASA’s newest ice-monitoring satellite launch, and new research on resilient glaciers in Svalbard.

Roundup: Hot Rocks, Dissolved Organic Matter, and Dry-Snow Densification

24 December 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the elevated geothermal heat flow in Antarctica, dissolved organic matter in a fjord in Greenland, and how snow turns into ice in Antarctica.

Roundup: Antarctic Soils, Himalayan Glacial Vulnerability, and Lake Pastahué 

17 December 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, learn about Antarctic soil communities, Himalayan glacial vulnerabilities, and paleo records in Lake Pastahué.

Roundup: Glacier Thickness, Hydropower, and Mountain Communities

10 December 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about measuring glacier thickness in Svalbard, Iceland’s debate between hydropower and tourism, and a plan to address climate change on the Tibetan Plateau.