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.

Ecuador Prepares for Eruption of Glacier-Covered Volcano

20 June 2019, by

Volcanic eruptions are difficult to prepare for. Signs of activity on Cotopaxi, a glacier-covered volcano in Ecuador, and other nearby volcanoes, though, have prompted authorities to develop plans for protecting nearby residents.

Event Series Highlights Threats to Tibet’s Glaciers

19 June 2019, by

Ahead of World Environment Day, several groups organized a series of events in British Columbia and Seattle, Washington to highlight threats to Tibet’s glaciers.

Dispatch from the Cryosphere: Glacier Decrease in the Georgian Caucasus

18 June 2019, by

Levan Tielidze, a senior research scientist at the Institute of Geography at Tbilisi State University, describes some of the changes underway on Georgia’s glaciers.

Roundup: Cryospheric Microbes, Moving Borders, and a Glacial Chase Movie

17 June 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the microbial ecology of glaciers, a new book about shifts in national borders motivated by glacial melt, and a movie that follows a World War II fighter through Norway’s glacial terrain.

Photo Friday: The Sentinel and Landsat Images of Pierre Markuse

14 June 2019, by

Pierre Markuse processes images of glaciers taken by European Space Agency and NASA satellites, which offer an opportunity to admire—and lament—the state of Earth’s cryosphere.