North Cascade 2019 Winter Accumulation Assessment

1 May 2019, by

Early signs point toward a seventh consecutive, negative balance year for snow accumulation on the glaciers of the North Cascades.

Planning Meetings to Focus on Water Management in the Andean Region

30 April 2019, by

Officials from Chile, Colombia, and Peru will gather for a series of meetings focused on developing strategies for managing water resources in the context of climate change.

Round Up: Ice Thickness, Volcano Impacts on Glaciers, and Biodiversity in Antartica

29 April 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about projections of glacier change, the risk of melting glaciers near Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano, and the changing biodiversity of Antarctica.

Photo Friday: New Zealand’s Tasman Glacier

26 April 2019, by

The glacier is quickly retreating, but the Tasman Glacier still draws a crowd. A honeymooning couple share their visit to the Southern Alps.

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.