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.
A new Columbia University study that relied on declassified images from spy satellites shows that glaciers in the Himalayas melted twice as fast from 2000 to 2016 as they did from 1975 to 2000.
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.
Roundup: Fieldwork in the Mustang Region, Cannabis Used for Ritual, and Sustainability in Mountain Ecosystems1 July 2019, by Arley Titzler
In this week’s Roundup, read about the Rikha Samba Glacier, historical religious rituals in the Pamirs, and addressing knowledge gaps in mountain societies.
This week’s Photo Friday highlights Jostedal Glacier’s scenic landscape. Jostedal Glacier is mainland Europe’s largest glacier.
A new study analyzes the artificial ice reservoirs of Ladakh for their social and ecological aspects as well as their efficacy in responding to the issues of seasonal water scarcity and the melting of the glaciers that comprise Ladakh’s primary water source.
Last chance tourists are increasingly seeking out rapidly deteriorating natural wonders like Alaska’s iconic Mendenhall Glacier.
The charity connects visual artists and scientists focused on documenting the declining state of the world’s glaciers. The group’s latest exhibition is on display at the National History Museum, Vienna until September 1.
In this week’s Roundup, read about the state of the world’s glaciers that are located within UNESCO World Heritage sites, artificial glaciers in the Himalayas, and a graphic novel about Alexander von Humboldt.