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A new study published on Thursday suggests climate is the main factor limiting the height of mountains across the globe, and not the upward thrust of the Earth's clashing tectonic plates.
The shrinking of three U.S.
For centuries, inhabitants of Switzerlandâ€™s largely Roman Catholic south have made a sacred vow with God, praying for protection against the advancing ice of the Great Aletsch glacier.
One of the largest glaciers in the southern hemisphere has shrunk by a fifth in the last 40 years.
Significant sea ice formation occurred in the Arctic earlier than previously thought is the conclusion of a study published this week in Nature.
One of the worldâ€™s largest glaciers is under attack from global climate change, researchers reported on Thursday.
Researchers in Nepal are conducting the first ever field studies of Himalayan glacial lakes, which seem to be rising due to climate change.
Swiss glaciers have lost a lot of ice in recent years due to increased melting. As temperatures climb, so do the fears that the glaciers could one day disappear altogether.
Modern glaciers, such as those making up the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, are capable of undergoing periods of rapid shrinkage or retreat, according to new findings by paleoclimatologists at the University at Buffalo.
Two abrupt and drastic climate events, 700 years apart and more than 45 centuries ago, are teasing scientists who are now trying to use ancient records to predict future world climate.
Glacier National Park is located in the American state of Montana, south of the Canadian borders of British Columbia and Alberta. The park contains one million acres of varying landscape with a wide range of plant and animal life. It holds two mountain ranges, over 130 discovered and named lakes, and 16,000 square miles of protected unspoiled ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The history of human presence in the Glacier National Park area is thought to begin about...
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located in the Alaska panhandle, west of the city of Juneau. The establishment of the park first began in 1925, when Calvin Coolidge signed the bill that would make the Glacier Bay area a national monument. After an expansion occurred in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, the park increased in size by 523,000 acres under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). This act helped expand the park again in 1980, while it was in the...
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