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Brother Glacier

It is a wild glacier, one of the wonders of the Ecrins, nestled on the peaks of La Meije. However, the Girose glacier is living its last years of tranquility: in three years, a 45-meter pylon should provide access by a third section of cable car, at 3,559 m, to the edge of the Dôme de la Lauze. Weekly from last week wanted to believe in the balanced and respectful development of the mountain. This pharaonic project, worth 12 million euros, which has no other object than to make a huge ski resort by connecting La Grave to Deux-Alpes, leaves a bitter taste ...However, there is a way to oppose the massacre of our mountains. A Tribune, “Think of glaciers as actors in a world we inhabit together”, signed by a collective of residents and personalities and made public last wee...
20 essential excursions to discover the Pyrenees
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20 essential excursions to discover the Pyrenees

20 photos From Cape Creus, in the Mediterranean, to the Cantabrian mountain range the Pyrenees extend more than 430 kilometers of magnificent mountains, exceptional national and natural parks, spectacular valleys, glacial lakes, ski resorts, medieval villages and hundreds of routes for hikers and hikers. mountaineers. Very attractive Pyrenean tracks on both sides of the border . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
A team of scientists certifies the disappearance of the Ayoloco glacier in Mexico
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A team of scientists certifies the disappearance of the Ayoloco glacier in Mexico

What was once the Ayoloco glacier atop the Iztaccíhuatl volcano in Mexico has gone forever, victim of global warming. A team of scientists from the Autonomous University of Mexico has traveled all the way to the summit to leave testimony of the environmental disaster that supposes the loss of a natural element of this caliber.Anel Pérez, one of the people who has participated in the expedition, assures that the plaque they leave in the place is a plate of shame faced with a situation, the emission of greenhouse gases, which governments at the international level are still a long way from stopping. Glaciers are rivers of ice that in the tropics they only exist high up in mountains how is. Or at...
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Warm Water Under The 'Doomsday Glacier' Threatens to Melt It Faster Than We Predicted

A confluence of warm water is threatening to topple the very pillars that keep the 'Doomsday Glacier' afloat. The first measurements ever performed below the icy tongue of Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier have now revealed a previously underestimated flow of warm water from the east.   This inflow of heat is mixing with other waters below the glacier and encroaching on several critical 'pinning points', researchers say, whittling them down from all sides.If the activity continues or, worse, speeds up, the team is worried it could ultimately detach mass amounts of land-borne ice flowing into Pine Island Bay from the seabed below.  The Thwaites Glacier has been nicknamed the Doomsday Glacier because it is so very large – at 192,000 square kilometers (74,000 square miles), it's slightly smaller...