At a height of nearly 18,000 feet, Mexico’s glacier-covered Popocatépetl is visible from Mexico City. Recent volcanic activity has led authorities to issue health warnings for residents of southern boroughs in the capital who could be exposed to ash emitted by Popocatépetl.
Glacier-covered volcanoes, such as Popocatépetl, are more susceptible to lahars due to glacial melting that occurs during eruptions. Research shows an increase in stress-tolerant, competitive vegetation due to the changing environment.
A profile of Robin Bell, the world’s earth science leader. She says individual effort on climate change leads to collective action. She takes her carbon footprint seriously, and thinks you should too.
Manchhiring Tamang’s documentary “A Day in the Life of a Himalayan Shepherd” beautifully captures the vast Himalayan landscape and sheepherding practices of the Tamang community in the Dhading district of central Nepal.
In striking monochromatic images, Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson shows the poetic beauty of his homeland’s glaciers as they begin to recede in a rapidly warming world.
This week’s Roundup covers Antarctica’s Blood Falls, a bill passed by the US Senate that could protect glaciers in North Cascades National Park, and the new Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment.
See Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier from a local’s perspective and how human activities are bringing about rapid changes to Earth’s cryosphere.
The Journal of Glaciology recently brought on several new science editors who are eager to improve understanding of climate change and its impacts. They look forward to utilizing their skills and expertise to build on current climate knowledge and explore new areas of research.
A new study of the ice-thickness distribution of the world’s 215,000 glaciers found that High Mountain Asia has 27 percent less ice than previously thought—and could lose half of its glacier area by the mid-2060s.
The organization is dedicated to encouraging woman to pursue careers in the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
This week’s Roundup includes escalating conflict in South Asia over water, a study on “last chance tourism,” and a look at glacial meltwater in Antarctic fjords.
Heightened volcanic activity in the Nevados de Chillán prompted Chilean authorities to issue an orange alert in anticipation of an eruption.