New Mountain Bike Trails Highlight Long Island’s Glacier Remnants

18 July 2019, by

Glaciers shaped the Greater New York landscape, then industry exploited the glacial depositions to build New York City. Now a local non-profit is reclaiming the spoiled land for the community and honoring glaciers in the process.

Photo Friday: The Summertime Lure of the World’s Iconic Glaciers

12 July 2019, by

Glaciers lie on each of the world’s seven large landmasses, meaning, while they’re often located in relatively remote areas, one needn’t travel to the polar regions to observe the remnants of the last Ice Age—which makes them a popular vacation draw.

Photo Friday: Totten Glacier Twitter Feed is Pun-derful

5 July 2019, by

The Twitter account ‘Totten Glacier’ provides updates on relevant glacier news, while also offering some punny first-person commentary, adding a playful and refreshing spin to climate news.

Ancient Humans of Glaciated Western China Consumed High-Potency Cannabis

4 July 2019, by

While it’s uncertain whether the plants were cultivated intentionally or selectively harvested for high potency, it is clear that glaciers played a central role in hydrating the marijuana used in western China around 500 BC.

Mountain Context Matters in Monitoring and Reporting on Sustainable Development Goals

2 July 2019, by

A new publication from the Mountain Research Initiative highlights the importance of spatial context in monitoring and reporting on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Video of the Week: Work Inspired by John Ruskin

26 June 2019, by

An exhibition at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery marks the birth, 200 years ago, of the English art critic and includes glacier-inspired work by artist Dan Holdsworth.

Dispatch from the Cryosphere: Glacier Decrease in the Georgian Caucasus

18 June 2019, by

Levan Tielidze, a senior research scientist at the Institute of Geography at Tbilisi State University, describes some of the changes underway on Georgia’s glaciers.

Photo Friday: The Sentinel and Landsat Images of Pierre Markuse

14 June 2019, by

Pierre Markuse processes images of glaciers taken by European Space Agency and NASA satellites, which offer an opportunity to admire—and lament—the state of Earth’s cryosphere.

Roundup: A Glacier State Congressman Changes Tone, Minority Rights in Asian Glacier Region, and a New Early Warning System in Peru

10 June 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, climate change is becoming a talking point for one glacier state congressman, treatment of minorities in China’s glaciated western provinces takes stage at the UN, and a new GLOF early warning system in Peru.

The Impact of the GRACE Mission on Glaciology and Climate Science

6 June 2019, by

One of the most revolutionary advances for physical sciences in recent decades is the GRACE mission, aimed towards better understanding of the mass changes of the planet’s hydrosphere and cryosphere.

Video of the Week: A ‘Staggering’ Amount of Meltwater in Greenland

8 May 2019, by

Video from Ohio State University researcher Santiago de la Peña shows raging meltwater streams already carving through the surface of Greenland.

Photographing Transformation and Ethnographic Predicaments in Nepal’s Himalaya

8 May 2019, by

Pasang Yangjee Sherpa reflects on a photo exhibition hosted by the University of British Columbia highlighting a variety of transformations underway in Nepal.