Iceland to Commemorate the Demise of Okjökull Glacier

31 July 2019, by

A plaque will recognize the first glacier in Iceland lost to climate change.

Rob Wallace Installed to Post in Department of the Interior

30 July 2019, by

The newest official to be appointed to the Interior Department, Robert Wallace brings a background of experience as a Republican staffer, GE lobbyist, and park ranger to a role that will oversee the nation’s glaciers.

Roundup: Gold Mining in Peru, an Animated Film Featuring the Andes Mountains, and a Lunar Simulation in a Swiss Glacier

29 July 2019, by

In this week’s roundup, read about gold mining in the highest place permanently inhabited by people, an animated film that highlights environmental harmony and the Andean landscape, and how a Swiss glacier is hosting a simulation of a human settlement in outer space.

Photo Friday: Glacier Melt in Bolivia Exacerbates the Nation’s Water Crisis

26 July 2019, by

Photographer James Whitlow Delano, founder of the popular Instagram channel @everydayclimatechange, highlights the role glaciers play in rural Bolivian life—and how their unfolding disappearance is driving migration and economic decline.

Dispatches from the Cryosphere: Intimate Encounters with the Intricate and Disappearing Ice of Everest Base Camp

25 July 2019, by

Social scientist and GlacierHub contributor Chris Dunn reflects on three months of research in the Himalayas of Nepal, where he ascended peaks, conducted interviews, and collected high-altitude black carbon samples.

Video of the Week: Iceland’s Okjökull Glacier Is Gone But Not Forgotten

24 July 2019, by

Watch the trailer for a 2018 documentary film, “Not OK,” about Iceland’s Okjökull Glacier, the first glacier to be lost due to climate change.

The Accumulation Zone of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier Is Shrinking

23 July 2019, by

Nichols College glaciologist Mauri Pelto examines Landsat images of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier, the most visited terminus in the Juneau Icefield.

Roundup: Expanding Glaciers, Appraising the Himalaya, and Ice Worms

22 July 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about why some glaciers are maintaining equilibrium—or even expanding, an overview of Himalayan glaciers, and the biogeography of North American ice worms.

Photo Friday: The Melting of Alaska’s Excelsior Glacier

19 July 2019, by

A local resort has captured the dramatic change of Excelsior Glacier from 2016 to 2019.

New Mountain Bike Trails Highlight Long Island’s Glacier Remnants

18 July 2019, by

Glaciers shaped the Greater New York landscape, then industry exploited the glacial depositions to build New York City. Now a local non-profit is reclaiming the spoiled land for the community and honoring glaciers in the process.

To Travel or Not to Travel

17 July 2019, by

GlacierHub writer Elza Bouhassira cruises through Norway’s glacier-carved fjords and contemplates the ethical dilemma of using carbon-intensive forms of transportation in a warming world.

New Heights in the Himalayas: High-Altitude Weather Monitoring

16 July 2019, by

ICIMOD’s recently developed online story map, called Reaching New Heights, highlights the extensive fieldwork on Rikha Samba glacier. Early data collection has revealed significant changes since 2010.