Fast-moving melting glacier threatens valley in Mont Blanc massif

World Sep 26, 2019

Fast-moving melting glacier threatens valley in Mont Blanc massif

Italian officials sounded an alarm Wednesday over climate change due to the threat that a fast-moving melting glacier is posing to a picturesque valley near the Alpine town of Courmayeur. Courmayeur Mayor Stefano Miserocchi closed down a mountain road and banned access to part of ...

Iceland loses first glacier to climate change

World / Science & Health Aug 19, 2019

Iceland loses first glacier to climate change

Iceland on Sunday honored the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warned that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. As the world marked the warmest July on record, a bronze plaque was mounted on ...

Sweden's highest peak now No. 2 due to climate change

World / Science & Health Aug 3, 2018

Sweden's highest peak now No. 2 due to climate change

Researchers expressed concern Thursday about the rapid pace of climate change, after a glacier on Sweden's Kebnekaise mountain melted so much in sweltering Arctic temperatures that it is no longer the country's highest point. "It's quite scary," said Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist, a Stockholm University geography ...