GlacierHub Archives - Page 2 of 17 - State of the Planet

Landmark Climate Change Lawsuit Moves Forward as German Judges Arrive in Peru

An Indigenous Peruvian farmer is suing one of Europe’s largest CO2 emitters, the German energy firm RWE AG, for the costs of protecting his town from flooding. The case is progressing again after delays from COVID-19, and court-appointed experts are evaluating the risk posed by the glacial lake.

by |August 4, 2022
polar bear on sea ice

During Low-Ice Seasons, Some Polar Bears Are Turning to Glacier Ice

As warming temperatures melt Arctic sea ice, glaciers act as supplemental habitat for a group of southeast Greenland polar bears looking to hunt during the low-ice season.

by |July 29, 2022

Global Review Assesses Hydropower’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

A new study analyzes the impacts of climate change and variations in water availability on the hydropower sector, a key source of cost-effective renewable energy for many countries around the world.

by |July 28, 2022

Crater Beneath Greenland Glacier Is 58 million Years Older Than Previously Thought

Researchers discovered that a meteorite crater beneath the Hiawatha glacier is much older than previously thought, leaving questions regarding its impact on global climate. 

by |July 19, 2022
Tian Shan mountains and lake

Collapsing Glacier in Kyrgyzstan Sends Worrying Signal to Central Asia

In Kyrgyzstan, where glaciers cover 8% of the land, a recent glacier collapse highlights the dire plight of glaciers in a country that depends on them.

by Baktygul Chynybaeva |July 13, 2022

Space Glaciers: Carbon Dioxide Ice Forms Glaciers on Mars

A modeling study recently found that the carbon dioxide ice deposits at the South Pole of Mars flow as glaciers do, highlighting the importance of understanding ice in outer space.

by |July 11, 2022

Glaciers Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death for Salmon During Heatwaves

A new study discovered that glaciers are vital for buffering stream temperatures and protecting species like salmon during extreme summer heatwaves.

by |July 7, 2022

Abandoned Landscapes and Impermanent Places: Tom Kizzia’s ‘Cold Mountain Path’

Author Tom Kizzia’s 2021 book dives into the history of a town awash in Alaskan legend, telling a story that tries to capture the fascination that many Alaskans feel about the state.

by Alena Zhang and Elza Bouhassira |July 6, 2022
a tank rolling through the Norwegian Arctic

NATO’s Cold Response and the Implications of Militarization in the Arctic

Russia’s decline of the observer invitation and the deaths of several marines underscore the seriousness of the circumstances which surround the event this year. 

by |June 8, 2022

When National Policy Stalled, This Community Took Climate Action Into Its Own Hands

Scientists, policymakers, and Indigenous tribes in Whatcom County, Washington, are working to address climate change within their communities and across the state.

by |May 19, 2022