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The Stream, January 25: Climate Change Brings Floods, Droughts, and Melting Glaciers to Europe

The Global Rundown A new study predicts Europe will experience more floods, droughts, and glacier-melting temperatures as climate change progresses. The Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines are back on the table after U.S. President Donald Trump signed executive orders reviving the projects. Protest camps are popping up along Florida’s Suwannee River in opposition […]

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In the Himalayas, Drones Map Melting Glaciers

Researchers use new technology to gather data in rugged terrain. Video of the drone research, from the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, based in Nepal. “Because it’s there,” George Mallory famously replied when asked in 1923 his motivation for challenging the world’s highest peak. Yet long before Mallory’s linguistic minimalism Everest was there, a […]

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The Stream, April 5: Melting Glaciers, Ozone Loss

Some of Patagonia’s glaciers are melting up to 100 times faster than at any time in the last 350 years, according to a study by Aberystwyth University. The findings have worrying implications for crop irrigation and water supplies globally. Meanwhile, the European Space Agency has measured record loss of ozone over Arctic that might be […]

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Melting glaciers mean a dry summer for Hindu Kush

VIENNA – In Afghanistan, home to some 3,500 of the world’s glaciers, the effects of global warming are already being felt in the Hindu Kush said U.S. Geological Survey researcher Bruce Molnia. In some valleys snow has completely disappeared during months when it usually blankets the mountains and many basins have drained, Molnia said. Read […]

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Melting glaciers mean a dry summer for Hindu Kush

VIENNA – In Afghanistan, home to some 3,500 of the world’s glaciers, the effects of global warming are already being felt in the Hindu Kush said U.S. Geological Survey researcher Bruce Molnia. In some valleys snow has completely disappeared during months when it usually blankets the mountains and many basins have drained, Molnia said. Read […]

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New report says melting pace of glaciers is accelerating

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND — Most of the world’s mountain glaciers, many of which feed major rivers and water supplies, are shrinking at an accelerating pace as the climate warms, according to a new report issued Monday by the World Glacier Monitoring Service, which is based at the University of Zurich and supported by the United Nations […]

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HotSpots H2O, November 19: Deadly Water Disputes Intensify in Central Asia as Glaciers Melt

The Rundown In Central Asia, small-scale water conflicts flare frequently along the jigsaw borders that separate Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Sometimes, these disagreements turn deadly. Under Soviet rule, water-rich Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan provided much of the water needed for the region’s agriculture, which is fed by canals that cross what are now international […]