Archive for the ‘Glaciers’ Category


So several years ago, when I decided to go back to school for a bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Illinois at Edwardsville, my first and favorite instructor was from Iceland.

It was in that class where I learned about the history of Iceland. So tonight’s article,  about Iceland and it’s glaciers, is entitled “Documenting the Disappearing Glaciers of Iceland” by Jonathan Blaustein over at the New York Times.

I also learned years later after my dad died, that he had always wanted to go and teach a class in Iceland through Webster University, where he taught part-time and I later worked as a librarian.



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Glaciers & ice

It seems you can’t go anywhere these days without reading about climate change. Just check out the evidence provided by our melting Glaciers in the article “What Happens with all the Organic Carbon Released from Melting Glaciers?” by Florida State University courtesy the Environmental News Network.

And if you think this hasn’t happened before, you don’t need to look any further for proof than about 2,400 feet below the ice in Antarctica according to this article, “Climate Change Could be Happening 2,400 feet under Antarctic Ice” over at the Grist by Liz Core?.



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Glaciers & yaks

These are two words I have to say that I didn’t think I would ever see in the same sentence. The article is entitled “Bhutan’s Glaciers and Yak Herds are Shrinking” by Ben Orlove at Earthsky Voices.

What is even more interesting to me is that  the article itself is about  Ed Cook and Paul Krusic, both tree ring scientists, who were there only to take sample cores in the region.

So why’ll there were plenty of trees, unfortunately it seems,  both yaks and glaciers seem to be disappearing from the region.



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Just below the surface

So apparently scientist have been looking a little deeper these days and have come up with what could be considered two really BIG discoveries.

This first article, “Scientists Discover a 400 Mile Canyon Below Greenland Ice Sheet” by Lori Zimmer over at Inhabitat, talks about a canyon twice the length of the Grand Canyon. The one limiting factor for scientist however, is the fact that it’s located under a glacier nearly two miles deep.

The other article, “Largest Volcano on Earth Lurks Beneath Pacific Ocean” by Becky Oskin over at LiveScience, is about exactly what it says, the largest volcano on earth.  You know it’s big when it’s in a class by itself.



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As the snow melts

I thought I would post these two articles on global warming and the last ice age.

They are “Weather History Offers Insight into Global Warming” by Anthony DePalma and “At Ground Zero,  Scenes From the Ice Age” by David W. Dunlap, both at the New York Times.

I’m melting!


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Ice in your drink

I just found this article about Ginny Catania, a Glacioologist. I kid you not, someone who studies glaciers. A very timely topic with the recent story “Slab of Antartic Ice Shelf Collapses Amid Warming” from Reuters and over at ENN.

Anyway, here’s the interview over at ReGeneration.


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