Photo Friday: From the Philippines to Grey Glacier

15 June 2018, by

Long hikes, cold winds, and raging rivers weren’t enough to keep Filipino world traveler Rocco Puno from reaching his destination, the world-renowned Grey Glacier.

Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Tourism in Tibet

12 June 2018, by

With an increase in tourism in Tibet after the construction of Qinghai Tibet Railway in 2006, how can ecological conservation and local economic growth be balanced?

Where Scientists Sleep: A History of Alpine Huts

30 May 2018, by

A recent study by architectural historians Roberto Dini and Stefano Girodo explores how the design and construction of huts in the Western Alps in the late eighteenth through nineteenth century was a milestone in the scientific exploration of the Alps.

Mount Rainer’s glacier covered peak even during the summer (Source: Kelly / Instagram)

Mount Rainier: More Than Just A Holiday Destination

4 May 2018, by

Mount Rainier National Park might be a popular vacation spot, but there’s another side to it as well.

Photo Friday: A Visit to Sajama, Bolivia

20 April 2018, by

This Photo Friday, journey to Sajama, Bolivia, through photos taken by Karina Yager, a professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.

Video of the Week: A Glacier That Keeps Collapsing

11 April 2018, by

We’ve all heard of glacial retreat. But have you heard of this glacier that keeps collapsing? Take a look at this BBC video of the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina’s Patagonia region, where a part of the glacier just collapsed.

Photo Friday: Mer de Glace, a “Sea of Ice”

16 February 2018, by

A trip to the French Alps, home of the famous Mont Blanc and majestic Mer de Glace, or “Sea of Ice,” inspired this author to consider the tragedy of a glacier-less world for future generations.

Photo Friday: Mingyong Glacier

20 October 2017, by

Mingyong Glacier’s recession has substantial environmental consequences for the remote Tibetan villages.

Villagers in Bhilangana Valley Satisfied with High Tourism Rates

18 October 2017, by

A new paper published in the South Asian Journal for Tourism and Heritage describes the positive impacts of tourism on the villages of the Bhilangana Valley, which is nested in a section of the Indian Himalayas popular with tourists.

An Interview on Patagonian Imaginaries

30 August 2017, by

A recent paper in the Journal of Latin American Geography, “The Patagonian Imaginary: Natural Resources and Global Capitalism at the Far End of the World,” analyzes the construction of southern Andean Patagonia as an “ecoregion,” a label that has come to dominate the representation of the glaciated territory of Chile and Argentina. Through this representation, resource […]

Glacial Retreat Closes Snow Park in Austria

8 August 2017, by

A popular off-season freestyle snow park located on the Dachstein glacier in Austria has cancelled its fall season due to glacial retreat. The Superpark Dachstein became a favorite destination for local and international pro skiers and snowboarders, including Polish rider Adrian Smardz, to train during the summer months. Due to a lack of snow, the park […]

A New Ingredient to Whiskey: Glacial Water

11 July 2017, by

Glacier Distilling, a locally-owned distillery in Montana, next to Glacier National Park, uses glacier water in the production of their craft whiskeys. The distillery uses pure glacial water from the Northern Rockies and locally grown grains to produce an alpine whiskey.