updated Mon. December 5, 2022
April 3, 2018
Canadian scientists recently published research on Lake Hazen on Ellesmere Island. They found that even a one-degree temperature increase is melting permafrost, shrinking glaciers, increasing sediment and changing the types of plants and animals found in the lake. Lead researcher Igor Lehnherr saysÃâÃÂ ...
April 2, 2018
The Pine Island Glacier was one of the quickest retreating glaciers on Antarctica, but now the below the surface melting has come to a halt. Now we know of a new factor that influences the melting of ice sheet and help us to understand it better. Journal reference: Konrad et al (2018) Net retreat of AntarcticÃâÃÂ ...
March 23, 2018
From the Himalayas to the Alps and the Andes, glacial retreat is uncovering the boots and bones of long-lost mountaineers. But such discoveries involve a haunting, double revelation: each reclaimed climber reminds us of the glacier's own vanishing. Siachen Glacier, where Indian and Pakistani troops have battledÃâÃÂ ...
March 22, 2018
The expansion and retreating of ice sheets has shaped our world over millions and millions of years. While most of us get that retreating glaciers scoured rocks, cut out valleys and dropped deposits down-ice in sometimes strange formations, the understanding — for me at least — tends to drop off there.
March 21, 2018
But glacial retreat is still an abstract idea for many people, which makes it easy to ignore. As environmental historian Mark Carey puts it, “Most people in the United States have never encountered a glacier; nor would they be able to identify one even from close proximity.” Yet due to global interconnection,ÃâÃÂ ...
March 14, 2018
The repercussions of these changes are manifold and varied, from retreating glaciers to an increase in the frequency and intensity of snow avalanches. A team of researchers has employed dendrochronology -– the reconstruction of past disasters as recorded in growth series of trees -– to disentangle theÃâÃÂ ...
March 11, 2018
Scientists take to the air to survey ice and snow of South Island's shrinking glaciers. Sun, Mar 11. share. Source: 1 NEWS. A new aerial survey shows New Zealand glaciers are shrinking in size after a record-breaking heat this summer.
February 22, 2018
The view from Anvil Rock, showing the Cowlitz Glacier in the valley and part of the Paradise Glacier on the right. (Top photo: July 28, 1934, U.S. Forest Service image from National Archives and Records Administration, Seattle. Bottom photo: Sept. 12, 2017, John Marshall for The Nature Conservancy).
February 22, 2018
Global warming alarmists point to retreating glaciers and rising sea levels as evidence that man's use of fossil fuels in the last 200 years has caused these events. They highlight the flooding of low-lying parts of Miami and Manhattan during some storms, the shrinking ice caps, and retreating glaciers.
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February 15, 2018
3, 1988, while the second, which shows the glacial retreat, was acquired Dec. 5, 2017. Both images are false color. (NASA). Ice loss in this area has been happening for decades, but two of the five ice fields observed in 1988 had disappeared by 2009, NASA showed in a separate post. Now, three of the fiveÃâÃÂ ...
February 15, 2018
The availability of water under ever-increasing climate stress has never been more important. Nowhere is this more apparent than in glacial mountain regions where runoff from glaciers provides water in times of drought or low river flows. As glaciers retreat due to climate change, the water supplied to theseÃâÃÂ ...
February 13, 2018
The twin brothers first summited the Cascade peak at age 10 and have since committed much of their lives to exploring, documenting, and advocating for the mountain. From forest fires to shrinking glaciers, the brothers can rattle off the mountain's history the way you might reminisce about an old friend.
February 9, 2018
Our study highlights the "hot spots" where retreating glaciers will cause water shortages in future. Many problems could be solved by more efficient use and better distribution of water on the level of the affected communities. In developing countries, this requires significant investment and a transfer ofÃâÃÂ ...
December 18, 2017
Mapping the global impact of shrinking glaciers on river invertebrates ... same way to decreasing glacier cover wherever in the world they are, say scientists who have evaluated more than one million of them in diverse regions with shrinking glaciers, to determine the impact of global environmental change.
September 7, 2017
*At the time of posting, wildfires were burning in Glacier National Park, near Lake McDonald Lodge and along the Going-to-the-Sun road. Our thoughts are with all those affected by fires across the West, and our deepest appreciation goes out to the first responders managing the fire. In 1850 there were anÃâÃÂ ...
August 4, 2017
The shrinking and eventual disappearance of the glaciers will have wide ranging consequences for Switzerland, since most hydroelectric dams in the Alps draw their water from glaciers. Glacial retreat and the related thawing of permafrost will cause slope instability leading to more land and rockslides.
December 31, 1999
Climate change is causing glaciers around the world to melt, raising the risk of flooding and other problems. But residents of a remote area of Pakistan face floods for the opposite reason – their glaciers are growing. Experts say that more than 120 glaciers in Pakistan's north are stable, or even growingÃâÃÂ ...
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