Mercury from Melting Glaciers Threatens the Tibetan Plateau

15 May 2019, by

As the plateau’s glaciers melt, mercury contamination from fossil fuel emissions is being released into the region’s surface water.

Rising Temperatures May Not Cause More Frequent GLOF Catastrophes

9 May 2019, by

Recent analysis of the Himalayas shows that despite high melt rates, glacier lake outburst floods remain infrequent.

Roundup: Project Pressure Exhibition, Melting Swiss Glaciers Provide Opportunity, and The Tibetan Snowcock

6 May 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, glaciers are a central narrative at a world class art exhibition in Vienna, the Swiss make the best of its melting glaciers, and a study on a little-known bird, the Tibetan Snowcock.

North Cascade 2019 Winter Accumulation Assessment

1 May 2019, by

Early signs point toward a seventh consecutive, negative balance year for snow accumulation on the glaciers of the North Cascades.

Glaciers Account for More Sea Level Rise Than Previously Thought

24 April 2019, by

A new study says glaciers lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, contributing 27 millimeters of sea level rise—18 percent more than past estimates.

Roundup: Uranium Mining in Nepal, Glacier-Fed Clouds, and a Survey of Xinjiang Land Use

22 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a uranium mining proposal in Nepal, how receding glaciers cause cloud formation, and the impact of land use change on the glaciers of Xinjiang, China.

Drying Peatlands in the Bolivian Andes Threaten Indigenous Pastoral Communities

18 April 2019, by

Declining water availability in the Andes inhibits the productiving of the bofedales, which indigenous, pastoral communities rely upon for grazing their llamas and alpacas.

Measuring the Rise and Fall of New Zealand’s Small and Medium Glaciers

17 April 2019, by

Small and medium-sized glaciers in New Zealand are extremely sensitive to both anthropogenic and natural climate changes. A new study reveals the dynamics.

Not All Iceberg-Generated Tsunamis Are Alike. Here’s How They Differ

11 April 2019, by

Simulations reveal how different types of calving events produce different types of tsunami waves, which could help coastal communities better protect themselves.

Video of the Week: Take a 360° Tour of Mount Baker

10 April 2019, by

High-definition LiDAR sensing creates a stunning model of Washington state’s active, glacier-covered stratovolcano.

Glacier Lessons as a Glacier Lessens

10 April 2019, by

For nearly 10 years, Jón Stefánsson’s grade-seven students have been tracking the disappearance of their local glacier in Iceland.

Roundup: New Zealand’s ‘Sad and Dirty’ Glaciers, Dead Bodies on Mount Everest, and a Surprise in Greenland

8 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about New Zealand’s ‘sad and dirty’ glaciers, dead bodies on Mount Everest, and a glacier surprise in Greenland.