Warming world creates hazard for Alpine glaciers

Italy was enduring a prolonged heat wave before a massive piece of Alpine glacier broke off and killed hikers on Sunday and experts say climate change will make those hot, destabilizing conditions more common.

Wildfire smoke accelerates glacier melt, affects mountain runoff

As global temperatures rise, wildfires are becoming more common. A new study by University of Saskatchewan (USask) hydrology researchers found that exposure to wildfire smoke can cause glaciers to melt faster, affecting mountain ...

'Blue blob' near Iceland could slow glacial melting

A region of cooling water in the North Atlantic Ocean near Iceland, nicknamed the "Blue blob," has likely slowed the melting of the island's glaciers since 2011 and may continue to stymie ice loss until about 2050, according ...

Mountain glaciers may hold less ice than previously thought

Mountain glaciers are essential water sources for nearly a quarter of the global population. But figuring out just how much ice they hold—and how much water will be available as glaciers shrink in a warming world—has ...

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