The Dead of Mount Everest Are Seeing the Light of Day

25 April 2019, by

Rising temperatures are melting Himalayan glaciers, including on Mount Everest, where the corpses of dead climbers are waiting to be recovered.

Video of the Week: Lil Dicky’s Animated Music Video, Earth

24 April 2019, by

Lil Dicky’s music video Earth has attracted 38 million views on YouTube—and highlights the decline of glacier ecosystems in a warming world.

Glaciers Account for More Sea Level Rise Than Previously Thought

24 April 2019, by

A new study says glaciers lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, contributing 27 millimeters of sea level rise—18 percent more than past estimates.

Glaciers Get New Protections with Passage of Natural Resources Act

23 April 2019, by

President Trump signed into law in March the Natural Resources Management Act, which garnered strong bipartisan support in Congress. Here’s how it could help protect the nation’s glaciers.

Roundup: Uranium Mining in Nepal, Glacier-Fed Clouds, and a Survey of Xinjiang Land Use

22 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a uranium mining proposal in Nepal, how receding glaciers cause cloud formation, and the impact of land use change on the glaciers of Xinjiang, China.

Photo Friday: Losing Ice and Ecosystems

19 April 2019, by

This week’s Photo Friday features a New York Times interactive that captures the sensitivity of glacial ecosystems in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Drying Peatlands in the Bolivian Andes Threaten Indigenous Pastoral Communities

18 April 2019, by

Declining water availability in the Andes inhibits the productiving of the bofedales, which indigenous, pastoral communities rely upon for grazing their llamas and alpacas.

Measuring the Rise and Fall of New Zealand’s Small and Medium Glaciers

17 April 2019, by

Small and medium-sized glaciers in New Zealand are extremely sensitive to both anthropogenic and natural climate changes. A new study reveals the dynamics.

Advances in Developing Peru’s National Policy for Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems

16 April 2019, by

Peter Oesterling, a former Fulbright Public Policy Fellow with the Peruvian Ministry of Environment’s National Institute for Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems, describes the country’s efforts to sustainably manage its glaciers.

Roundup: Investigating the New Interior Secretary, Mercury in Tibet, and the International Yak Conference

15 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, learn about investigations into the new Interior Secretary, mercury concentrations in Tibet, and what was discussed at the International Yak Conference.

Photo Friday: Norway’s Picturesque Sognefjord

12 April 2019, by

Nicknamed the King of the Fjords, Sognefjord is the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. This week’s Photo Friday captures Sognefjord’s beauty and expansiveness.

Not All Iceberg-Generated Tsunamis Are Alike. Here’s How They Differ

11 April 2019, by

Simulations reveal how different types of calving events produce different types of tsunami waves, which could help coastal communities better protect themselves.