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Status: Yosemite’s Lyell Glacier Stagnant
February 5, 2013 | Yosemite National Park

“The Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park, has stagnated, or ceased its downhill movement, according to a recent study conducted by scientists from the National Park Service and the University of Colorado. The adjacent Maclure Glacier is still moving at its historical rate, about one inch per day.” Quoted from the Yosemite National Park press release.

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Spying on China’s Glaciers
February 18, 2013 | Scientific American
An article in Scientific American reports that time lapse cameras, placed by a U.S. geologist from the University of Colorado at Boulder to record glacial melting in the Himalayas, were confiscated with the accusation that they were being used to "spy on China". See some of the videos here.

Yosemite Rockfall Data
June 25, 2013 | USGS
The United States Geological Survey and the National Park Service have produced a publication: "Historical Rock Falls in Yosemite National Park, California (1857–2011)". It contains information about rockfall events, types of slope movements, triggering conditions and much more in maps, tables and text.

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