Photo Friday: Fi Bunn’s Alpine Images

17 May 2019, by

Photographer Fi Bunn discusses the allure of alpine settings that makes her return again and again to capture the peaks of southern Switzerland.

Nepal Considers Uranium Mining Proposal in the Himalayas

16 May 2019, by

A decade-old proposal for uranium mining in Nepal’s remote, glacier-rich Upper Mustang region has gained renewed attention from government officials eager to boost prosperity.

Video of the Week: Flying over Jakobshavn Glacier

15 May 2019, by

This Video of the Week features Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier, which recently began advancing after a long period of retreat.

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.

Roundup: GRACE for Glacier Retreat, Heat Waves on New Zealand Glaciers, and Peatland Water Dynamics in South America

13 May 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, learn about the use of GRACE satellite information on tracking glaciers, impacts of warming on New Zealand glaciers, and water dynamics in the Andes, Bolivia, and Peru.

Photo Friday: US Glaciers Seen from Space

10 May 2019, by

Orbiting at an altitude of 250 miles, the International Space Station provides a spectacular vantage point from which NASA astronauts can capture images of the nation’s glaciers.

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.

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.

Illustrating the Adventures of German Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt

7 May 2019, by

Lillian Melcher tells GlacierHub about her approach to illustrating a new graphic novel that depicts the travels and discoveries of the influential scientist.

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.

Video of the Week: Can Blankets Protect Swiss Glaciers from Melting?

2 May 2019, by

In this Video of the Week, residents of the Swiss Alps are seen covering a glacier with ginormous tarps in the hope of preserving an important source of water and cultural significance.