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    Wars in the 21st century will be fought over water
    During the 20th-century, wars were fought over oil. But during the 21st century it is more likely that wars will be fought over water, especially in Central Asia where the Tien Shan glaciers are receding at an unprecedented rate. New primary...
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    Glaciers Are Retreating Faster Than Ever Before
    New research published by the International Glaciological Society has found that the world’s glaciers are melting at an incredibly fast rate.The World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) found that glaciers are losing between a foot-and-a-half...
  • Dust-covered glaciers on Mars
    Buried glaciers have enough ice to cover entire surface of Mars
    When the topic of ice on Mars comes up, the first thing that usually comes to mind are the polar ice caps which are prominent even in small telescopes. There is, however, ice elsewhere on the planet as well, such as beneath the surface in the mid...
  • Melting ice threatens ocean stability
    Melting glaciers threaten to flood oceans with carbon dioxide
    Despite what you would think based on political punditry, climate change is a largely accepted fact by the scientific community, and carbon dioxide among other gasses are blamed for the rising temperatures. While human activity has the potential...
  • Lake at the base of receding Mazama Glacier
    Northwest glaciers becoming mountain lakes or disappearing altogether!
    Throughout the world glaciers are receding. These slow-moving masses of ice that cover the poles and cling to mountainsides are shrinking before our very eyes. Historic photos and exhaustive, on-going scientific studies leave no doubt that the ice...
  • Iditarod Race
    Top 5 reasons to visit Alaska this summer
    Lovers of the outdoors visiting Alaska, whether on a cruise ship or by air and land, can enjoy many of the 'great lands' exciting vistas, glaciers, wilderness, wildlife, and history.Most first time visitors to Alaska take a 7-day '...
  • Holland America ship in Glacier Bay, Alaska
    Holland America's ms Volendam aids in rescue of disabled boat in Glacier Bay
    I was in Glacier Bay, Alaska earlier during the 2012 summer cruising season --- aboard the Admiralty Dream, a small cruise ship owned by Alaskan Dream Cruises. The three-day trip out of Juneau took us to Glacier Bay and eventually back to Sitka....
  • Northwest Greenland Canyons
    Manhattan-size iceberg breaks away from Petermann Glacier
    A huge iceberg about the size of Manhattan broke away from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland Monday. Scientists blame global warming or climate change and rises in ocean temperatures as reasons the massive iceberg broke away.Monday, Discovery...
  • NOLS Alaska 23 Expedition
    NOLS Alaska 23 Expedition
    This is going to sound really odd. But there's something comforting in the taste of wet wool. Just back from two weeks of glacier training with the National Outdoor Leadership School in Alaska I'm struck by this enduring memory. Each day...
  • Inside Passage
    Cruising the inside passage
    As a Travel Guide for Holland America Line I get to travel to some of the most interesting, intriguing and wonderful places around the world. Alaska, “The Great Land” as it’s called is one of those. Words barely describe those...
  • Alaskan Cruise Season
    Alaskan cruise season is quickly upon us
    The Alaskan cruise season is quickly upon us. If you have booked a cruise to Alaska or on the fence about it, over the next few weeks I will be writing some articles that I hope will help with making those decisions. These will be related to port...
  • Average annual change in mass of Earth's water, 2003-2010
    CU researchers document Earth's annual ice loss
    The loss of glacial and polar ice on Earth has been so extensive in recent years that the melt water would flood the entire United States.That’s the conclusion of a research team led by University of Colorado at Boulder scientists, who...
  • Harding's Lighthouse Chatham
    Alert: Sea level contribution from melting icecaps and glaciers measured
    From U.S. News, Feb. 8th, comes the story, “Earth’s polar ice melting less than thought”, based on information from the GRACE satellite. GRACE is short for Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, a satellite that is a joint...
  • Glaciers Greenland
    Global Warming, Greenland and it’s melting ice Glaciers?
    What are the chances that Greenland the largest island on earth would actually be covered with glaciers. Or maybe green land? If Global warming has its way the glaciers will melt away into the ocean. Some of the Glaciers are 2 miles thick...
  • Silent Beauty
    St. Mary's Glacier
    Colorado is full of many natural wonders from the Garden of the Gods to Rocky Mountain National Park. St. Mary's glacier is among these however unlike the aforementioned sites, St. Mary's is disappearing. The ride from south Denver to the...
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