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.

Photo Friday: Icebergs at Berg Lake

2 June 2017, by

Known for these floating icebergs and bright bluish-green water, the lake and the glacier are popular destinations for hikers. Berg Glacier sits atop the tallest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains – Mount Robson.

Photo Friday: Inside Glacier Caves

26 May 2017, by

Caves can form within glaciers as a result of water running through or under a glacier. They are often called ice caves, but the term more accurately describes caves in bedrock that contain ice throughout the year. Water usually forms on the glacier’s surface through melting, before flowing down a moulin (vertical to nearly vertical shafts […]

Samar Khan Becomes First Woman to Cycle on Biafo Glacier

11 May 2017, by

Glaciers draw attention to some of society’s most entrenched issues. Samar Khan cycled 800 kilometers to the Biafo Glacier in northern Pakistan, where she rode on the 4,500 meter high glacier, one of the most elevated rides on glaciers in the world and becoming the first woman to do so. She is from Pakistani, a country where women’s rights are improving but there still exists an extreme disparity between men’s rights and women’s, which is one of the reasons Ms. Khan decided to pursue this goal.