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Glacier News

Antarctic glacier melt accelerates

Two independent studies suggest that the glaciers are on an irreversible path to liquefying and stand to raise global sea levels by around four meters in coming centuries.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Iron age horse found in Norway as glacier recedes

Lillehammer - As global warming melts ice sheets and glaciers in the world, more and more discoveries are being made. In this case the remains of an iron age horse have been found 2,000 meters up in the mountains of Norway.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Melting Alaska glacier reveals military plane crashed in 1952

Alaska National Guard crews discovered relics from an Air Force cargo plane that slammed into a mountain in November 1952, killing all 52 servicemen on board. More material comes up to the surface as the glacier melts, including some human remains.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 1 comment

Plants coming back to life after 400 years frozen under glacier

A group of plants frozen for 400 years have been observed sprouting new growth after being exposed to air and sunlight, scientists say. They brought back to life a collection of plants recovered from melting glaciers in the Canadian Arctic.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 1 comment

Watch dramatic collapse of Perito Moreno glacier bridge

Christian Grosso was visiting a glacier in Argentina's Patagonia region when he had the opportunity to witness a massive ice bridge connected to the glacier rupture and fall into the lake below, causing a big splash and wave.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Greenland Ice Sheet melt 'unprecedented' in 2012

After 2012's unprecedented melting of Greenland's Ice Sheet, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) last week launched a new website dedicated to providing up to date satellite data and scientific analysis of what is happening in Greenland.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

Review: Chasing Ice — Spectacular images, chilling realization Special

Nashville - Whether or not you are a fan of documentary movies, and even if you don't believe in climate change, the powerfully stunning videography of "Chasing Ice" makes this documentary worth the price of admission.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Video captures largest iceberg break-up ever filmed

A video clip of a new film captures the moment an iceberg in Greenland begins to calve, making it the largest iceberg calving ever to be captured on film.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Scientists see glacier collision as chance to learn secrets

Scientists believe that a collision between an iceberg and a glacier in the Antarctic will allow them to gather new information, as it provides them with access to an area of seabed previously unseen.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

Matier Glacier of Joffre Lake, BC, Canada Special

Pemberton - Cold glaciers are often associated with far away northern areas. But within 3 hours' drive on the Sea-to-Sky Hwy 99 up from Vancouver, their spectacular beauty is within the easiest to imagine reach.
Digital Journal Report by Joseph Boltrukiewicz - 8 comments

Argentina shows the way, curbs mining to protect glaciers

Argentina has passed a landmark law that seeks to protect environmentally sensitive glaciers by imposing strict limits on mining. The Bill, passed by the Senate on Thursday last, prohibits mining near glaciers along Argentina's 5,000 km border with Chile.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 2 comments

Huge ice sheet breaks off Greenland glacier, moves south

Researchers have been watching the environment change in Greenland for some time. Now, however, they've noted the largest ice sheet in 50 years is breaking off from the island and moving south where it could interfere with shipping.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 5 comments

Entrepreneur takes advantage of Greenland’s melting glaciers

Even as scientists and environmentalists fret over the continued melting of Greenland’s glaciers, at least one person has seen an opportunity for money to be made.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 1 comment

Glacier Peru breaks off, causes 23m wave and kills at least 3

In Peru, at least three people were swept away by a 23m tsunami wave that was caused after a large chunk of the glacier broke off and plunged into a lake in the Andes mountain range.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak - 3 comments

World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown

A report that issued a warning that Himalayan glaciers could melt and vanish by 2035 due to climate change is likely to be retracted after blunders were found by the United Nations body that issued it in the first place.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Arctic Heats Up More than Other Regions

Temperature change in the Arctic is happening at a greater rate than other places in the Northern Hemisphere, and this is expected to continue in the future.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Surging Canadian Glacier Closely Watched

Canadian and American researchers are watching the Alsek River, worried that a moving glacier nearby could block the river and potentially flood a village in Alaska.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 1 comment

Greenland's glaciers continue to break up at alarming rate

New studies have found that most of the Greenland's glaciers are melting at an increasing rate. Even glaciers in Northern Greenland which seemed to be immune from global warming have started developing huge cracks.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 1 comment

Experts Say Global Warming Causing California Glacier to Grow

Scientists from University of California, Santa Cruz, say the global warming is causing the glaciers on Mount Shasta in California to grow.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Naked People On Ice & Orbs That Act As Green Traffic Cops

Hundreds of naked people formed a 'Living sculpture' meant to raise awareness about global warming. It took place on Switzerland’s Aletsch glacier. There was also a photo shoot by Spencer Tunick.
In the Media by RobotGod - 1 comment

Greenland's Glaciers Melting at Alarming Pace

Melting Glaciers Melting to fast and causing problems
In the Media by searayman

Boy Dies After Canada Glacier Fall

JASPER, Alberta — A 9-year-old Japanese boy died of hypothermia Thursday, after falling into a crevasse while walking with his father on a Canadian glacier. Heroic rescue effort ended in heartbreak when nine-year-old Naofumi Fukushima, who had succ..
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Ice field of Matier Glacier  Upper Joffre Lake  near Pemberton  BC  Canada
Ice field of Matier Glacier, Upper Joffre Lake, near Pemberton, BC, Canada
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Chasing Ice A: 2.12.08 | Iceland/Svínafellsjökull Glacier. Jeff Orlowski  provides scale in a mass...
James Balog/Extreme Ice Survey
Chasing Ice A: 2.12.08 | Iceland/Svínafellsjökull Glacier. Jeff Orlowski, provides scale in a massive landscape of crevasses on the Svínafellsjökull Glacier in Iceland. Photograph by James Balog, © 2008 James Balog/Extreme Ice Survey
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A glacier near Greeland  carving into a fjord
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A glacier near Greeland, carving into a fjord
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As a glacier recedes  archaeologists in Norway have discovered the remains of an ice age horse.
Oppland Council
As a glacier recedes, archaeologists in Norway have discovered the remains of an ice age horse.
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Perito Moreno glacier ruptures
YouTube
Perito Moreno glacier ruptures
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Crevasses are seen in the Thwaites glacier on October 16  2012.
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Crevasses are seen in the Thwaites glacier on October 16, 2012.
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Upper Joffre Lake area  near Pemberton  BC  Canada.
Upper Joffre Lake area, near Pemberton, BC, Canada.
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This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many s...
NASA
This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many spectacular glaciers – Upsala Glacier, located on the eastern side of the icefield. Upsala is the third largest glacier in the icefield and like most other glaciers in the region, it has experienced significant retreat over the past century.
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The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. It is the only glacier than has been growing while almost al...
Rodrigo Sepulveda Schulz
The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. It is the only glacier than has been growing while almost all others have been melting.
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Neal Young/Australian Government press release
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Three Joffre Lakes; Lower  Middle and Upper within one eyesight as viewed from the Matier Glacier ic...
Three Joffre Lakes; Lower, Middle and Upper within one eyesight as viewed from the Matier Glacier ice field, Pemberton area, BC, Canada.
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Melting Alaska glacier
US Navy
Melting Alaska glacier
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Reflections of Upper Joffre Lake  near Pemberton  BC  Canada.
Reflections of Upper Joffre Lake, near Pemberton, BC, Canada.
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Close-up of the Matier Glacier s chunks of ice  Joffre Lake  near Pemberton  BC  Canada.
Close-up of the Matier Glacier's chunks of ice, Joffre Lake, near Pemberton, BC, Canada.
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The Eyjafjallajökull glacier in Iceland – the eruption happened near here  causing large amounts ...
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The Eyjafjallajökull glacier in Iceland – the eruption happened near here, causing large amounts of explosive steam
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Chasing Ice F: James Balog hangs off cliff by Columbia Glacier  Alaska to install time-lapse camera....
Tad Pfeffer/Extreme Ice Survey
Chasing Ice F: James Balog hangs off cliff by Columbia Glacier, Alaska to install time-lapse camera. Photograph by Tad Pfeffer/Extreme Ice Survey © 2007 Extreme Ice Survey
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SNappa2006
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A panorama of the north side of the glacier
Martin St-Armant
A panorama of the north side of the glacier
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Camping by Upper Joffre Lake  near Pemberton  BC  Canada.
Camping by Upper Joffre Lake, near Pemberton, BC, Canada.
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