GlacierHub Archives - State of the Planet

Jumbo Valley Wilderness Protected as Land Management Case Comes to a Close

A land management dispute in Canada that has played out over 30 years has ended in major victory for the Ktunaxa Nation.

by |June 3, 2020

Alaskan Coast at Risk of Catastrophic Landslide and Mega-Tsunami

Geoscientists estimate that a mountain slope could collapse into Prince William Sound within a year, and likely within 20 years, triggering devastating waves.

by |May 29, 2020

Melting Ice Reveals an Ancient Thriving Trade Route

Artifacts from a receding ice patch provide a glimpse of Iron Age and Viking activity along a mountain pass.

by |May 27, 2020

New Study Supports Universal Glacier Slip Law

The study explains how friction alters the velocity of glaciers. It could have important implications for improving sea level rise projections.

by |May 21, 2020
worker wearing face mask holding white roses

A Minority of Peruvian Mountain Farmers Benefit From Government Pandemic Programs

Many Peruvians sell roses to earn a living. A new government policy could make matters worse for small growers already hard hit by the pandemic.

by |May 15, 2020

GlacierHub Writers and Editors Share What Earth Day Means to Them

They also give some reading recommendations for Earth Day.

by |April 22, 2020
Schnalstaler Glacier in South Tyrol, Italy

How Coronavirus Is Affecting Communities in Glacier Regions

GlacierHub is tracking the spread of COVID-19 in glacier regions as an increasing number of people have become infected.

by |March 17, 2020
australia fires satellite imagery

Bushfires in Australia Continue to Devastate New Zealand Glaciers

Smoke and ash from Australia’s devastating fires pose a significant threat to New Zealand’s glaciers.

by |January 7, 2020
A team examines salmon along the Koyukuk River.

Warming Rivers Are Causing Die-Offs Among Alaska Salmon

As salmon suffer in Alaska’s warming snow- and rain-fed rivers, some scientists are looking to glaciers to predict the future of these fish.

by |September 6, 2019

What Moody’s Recent Acquisition Means for Assessing the Costs of the Climate Crisis

The acquisition of Four Twenty Seven, a leading provider of insight on economic climate risk, stands out as an indicator that the climate crisis is seen as a material risk that corporations and governments must consider.

by |August 5, 2019