Latest Glaciers News

Climber from Japan dies after crevasse fall in Alaska

May. 18, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A climber from Japan is presumed dead following a fall into a crevasse near Mount Hunter in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, officials said. The park, in a statement, said a 43-year-old climber from Kanagawa, Japan, was unroped from his...

2 climbers rescued after a crevasse fall on Mount Rainier

May. 17, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Two climbers were rescued by helicopter Friday after one fell into a crevasse the day before on Mount Rainier. The climbers had been in contact with the National Park Service beginning Wednesday evening, when they stopped their summit bid...

US Army Chinook helicopters help set up base camp on Denali

Apr. 29, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) — Those wishing to climb North America’s tallest peak got a leg up this week from the U.S. Army. Aviators from B Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment at Fort Wainwright flew two bus-sized CH-47F Chinook helicopters...

Buffeted by weather, a historic Black town strives to endure

Apr. 28, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — As she exits her hometown’s only restaurant clutching an order of cabbage and hush puppies, Carolyn Suggs Bandy pauses to boast about a place that stakes its claim as the oldest town chartered by Black Americans nearly 140 years ago. “It is sacred to...

Olympic Peninsula glaciers expected to disappear in 50 years

Apr. 23, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Portland State University professor Andrew Fountain has been researching the dwindling glaciers of the American West since the 1980s. He said for years, he studied their retreat dispassionately — as an interesting phenomenon to try to understand. Then last...

Ice shelf collapses in previously stable East Antarctica

Mar. 25, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

An ice shelf the size of New York City has collapsed in East Antarctica, an area long thought to be stable and not hit much by climate change, concerned scientists said Friday. The collapse, captured by satellite images, marked the first time in human history that the frigid region...

Italy seeks to study, sample Europe's southernmost glacier

Mar. 17, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

ON THE CALDERONE GLACIER, Italy (AP) — Italian scientists are racing against time to study, scan and sample Europe’s southernmost glacier before it melts and disappears as a result of rising global temperatures. Researchers conducted a preliminary radar survey of the Calderone...

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau goes ‘Against the Ice’ in Netflix pic

Mar. 04, 2022 17:24 PM EST

Winter could have been over for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau when “Game of Thrones” ended in 2019, but the Danish star put himself back in the snow for his latest adventure, “Against the Ice.” The film, which is now available on Netflix, follows the wild saga of Denmark’s Ejnar...