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.

Video of the Week: NASA Reports on the Third Pole

3 July 2019, by

NASA recently published a video, along with an article, that explains the effects of melting glaciers on the Third Pole and presents a team that is researching the topic.

Rising Temperatures Have Doubled Himalayan Glacier Melt—Study

3 July 2019, by

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.

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.

Roundup: Fieldwork in the Mustang Region, Cannabis Used for Ritual, and Sustainability in Mountain Ecosystems

1 July 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the Rikha Samba Glacier, historical religious rituals in the Pamirs, and addressing knowledge gaps in mountain societies.

Photo Friday: Jostedal Glacier—Europe’s Largest Glacier

28 June 2019, by

This week’s Photo Friday highlights Jostedal Glacier’s scenic landscape. Jostedal Glacier is mainland Europe’s largest glacier.

Study Assesses Efficacy of Artificial Glaciers in Alleviating Water Scarcity in Ladakh, India

27 June 2019, by

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.

US Forest Service Plans to Overhaul Tourism at Mendenhall Glacier

26 June 2019, by

Last chance tourists are increasingly seeking out rapidly deteriorating natural wonders like Alaska’s iconic Mendenhall Glacier.

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.

Project Pressure Exhibition Explores Climate Change and Glaciers

25 June 2019, by

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.

Roundup: UNESCO Glaciers, Ice Stupas, and an Alexander von Humboldt Graphic Novel

24 June 2019, by

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.

Photo Friday: New Zealand’s Fox Glacier

21 June 2019, by

This week’s Photo Friday features Fox Glacier, one of New Zealand’s most famous and dynamic glaciers.