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.
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 America13 May 2019, by Nabilah Islam
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.
Recent analysis of the Himalayas shows that despite high melt rates, glacier lake outburst floods remain infrequent.
Video from Ohio State University researcher Santiago de la Peña shows raging meltwater streams already carving through the surface of Greenland.
Pasang Yangjee Sherpa reflects on a photo exhibition hosted by the University of British Columbia highlighting a variety of transformations underway in Nepal.
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 Snowcock6 May 2019, by Peter Deneen
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.
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.