Glacier stories you may have missed – 9/08/14

(photo: Georgia Ministry of Internal Affairs)
(photo: Georgia Ministry of Internal Affairs)

Glacier Landslide Blocks Traffic between Russia and Georgia/Armenia

 

“On 20th August, another landslide occurred at the same site, once again blocking the Dariali Gorge.  This landslide, which is reported to have originated at the glacier, is reported to have been larger..”

 

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Chilean Government Pressured Over Glacier Law

“Chilean NGOs and parliament members are putting pressure on President Michelle Bachelet’s administration to pass a new glacier protection law.”

 

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Glaciers in China Have Shrunk by 15 Percent in 30 Years

 

“China’s state-run media reported  that the country’s glaciers have shrunk by 15 percent over the last thirty years because of, obviously, global warming.”

 

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Photo Friday: Ice cave in Kamchatka

Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula is a remote place by any measure, but it’s worth the trip to see an ice cave nearly a kilometer long that was created by water from a hot spring that flowed under a glacier. Reader Roberto Lopez of Asturias, Spain submitted these pictures from a recent trip. See more of Lopez’s photos at http://www.robertocarloslopez.com.

Photo Friday highlights photo essays and collections from areas with glaciers. If you have photos you’d like to share, let us know in the comments, by Twitter @glacierhub or email us at glacierhub@gmail.com.

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