Stories tagged: glaciers
Thu., May 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
Climbing duo completes five-day first ascent of Mount Huntington’s south ridge
Jess Roskelley describes a recent five-day first ascent of a gnarly south ridge route to the summit of Alaska’s Mount Huntington as a race for his life. “It’s the commitment …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Scientists keep increasing their projections for how much the oceans will rise this century
A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
For the first time on record, human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire river
A team of scientists Monday documented what they’re describing as the first case of large-scale river reorganization as a result of human-caused climate change.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Then and now: How glaciers around the world are melting
Over the past decade, scientists and photographers keep returning to the world’s glaciers, watching them shrink with each visit. Now they want others to see how a warming planet is …
Sun., July 26, 2015
Hot weather impacting climbing on Mount Rainier
Washingtonians without air conditioning aren’t the only ones suffering from record-setting temperatures this summer. The glacier-covered faces of Mount Rainier are melting faster than usual this year, creating conditions on …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 12:31 a.m.
Grizzly managers look toward bear hunts in Rockies
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trophy grizzly bear hunts are under consideration for the Northern Rockies in the surest sign yet that more than 30 years of federal protection for the …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2012
Field reports: Study shows Mount Adams glaciers shrinking faster
CLIMATE CHANGE – Portland State University researchers say the 12 glaciers on 12,276-foot Mount Adams have shrunk by nearly half since 1904 and are receding faster than those of nearby …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2011
Local filmmaker warms up to glacier climbing for Banff entry
People who produce adventure films featured in the Banff Mountain Film Festival shouldn’t be stereotyped as hard-core, muscle-powered adrenaline junkies with a death wish. “I’d never been ice climbing before …
Tue., May 11, 2010, 12:56 p.m.
Glacier park turns 100, but age has not been kind
Age has not been kind to Glacier National Park. The gorgeous million-acre park in northwestern Montana celebrated its 100th birthday today. But many of its glaciers have melted, and scientists …
Thu., April 8, 2010
Park loses 2 more namesake glaciers
BILLINGS – Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt, …
Wed., April 7, 2010, 9:50 a.m.
2 more glaciers gone from Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt, a government …
Mon., Aug. 17, 2009
Researchers say Teton glaciers are shrinking
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Glaciers on the iconic Teton Range are shrinking, researchers say, joining a growing list of glaciers in North America and beyond that are losing their surface area …