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Uganda is proud to join the rest of the World in commemorating World Mountain Day today, December 11, 2015 under the global theme Promoting Mountain Products. 

By Salome Alweny

As part of the activities leading to this event, Uganda...

The week-long 5th Pakistan Mountain Festival (PMF) will start in Islamabad on December 6, featuring various activities including paintingexhibitions, cultural performances, wall climbing, seminars and ...

  • Erosion of mountains in some areas has outstripped the rate they grow at
  • The collision of tectonic plates causes mountain ranges to rise upwards
  • Long lasting ice ages since the Pleistocene has also ground them down
  • The...

A new study finds that as greenhouse gas emissions and global temperatures continue to rise, mountain snowmelt will decrease.

Scientists like to think of mountain snowpack as a piggy bank that stores water for not-so-rainy days.

In California, for...

When Shyam Goel, 21, won admission to Mumbai's Marine Engineering & Research Institute, he was overjoyed.

The facilities could not be better. The school-affiliated hostel where he would live was neat. Yet two years later, he regrets leaving his hometown of Lucknow, in the...

Geophysicists have imaged the magma chambers that blew the lid off Mount St. Helens in its 1980 eruption.

Geoscientists have for the first time revealed the magma plumbing beneath Mount St. Helens, the most active volcano in the Pacific Northwest. The emerging...

Dear colleagues and friends,

Please sign and disseminate this petition concerning climate change in mountain areas. To bring delegates’ attention to the severe impact of climate change on mountain areas and mountain peoples at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (...

Not only does a changing climate have an impact on weather, oceans and air quality, but new research shows it also has an effect on our planet’s topography. 

In a recent...

In most people's minds, the treeless landscape of the tundra is usually associated with Arctic countries somewhere in the northern hemisphere, but, in fact, you can also come across the tundra in the Czech Republic, that is in the Giant Mountains in the north-east of the country. Just...

Utah Valley University will host the fourth International Women of the Mountains Conference Oct. 7-9 to raise awareness to issues critical to women and children of the mountainous nations. Studies indicate these nations are often impoverished and underdeveloped and that their women...

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