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Around 5,000 glaciers in northern areas of Chitral district and Gilgit-Baltistan region are melting at a much faster rate due to increase in average temperatures in the mountainous valleys.

“Presently, glacial melting is among major global warming-...

Global warming is forcing a shift in peru’s qoyllur riti, or “snow star” festival. 

Last Sunday, May 22, was the occasion for a spectacular sight high in the Andes in Peru- over 100,000 people climb 16,500 feet for a mixture of song, dance and prayer.
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Despite what Donald Trump may think, there’s no going back on the Paris Agreement. But the hard yards on making this historic pact work have just started.

The months of intense negotiations prior to December’s Paris Agreement remind me...

While other planets in Earth's solar system are either scorching hot or bitterly cold, Earth's surface has relatively mild, stable temperatures. Earth enjoys these temperatures because of its atmosphere, which is the thin layer of gases that cloak and protect the planet. 

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For the first time, a company responsible for climate change faces legal charges in Europe. he Peruvian farmer and mountain guide Saúl Luciano Lliuya is filing a lawsuit against the German utility RWE at the Regional Court in Essen, Germany. The reason: The energy company’...

With its warm temperatures and delayed snowfall, Switzerland’s 2015-2016 winter season was the second-warmest since the 19th century. Slightly fewer people died in avalanches than usual.

Since the Swiss started taking climate measurements in 1864, the...

New research suggests that maritime glaciers in the far northwest might survive, but more than two-thirds of Canada’s existing glaciers in British Columbia and Alberta could be lost altogether by 2100.

Garry Clarke, a glaciologist at the University of British Columbia in...

Throughout late March and into April, much of the West experienced unseasonably warm days. Then, in late April, temperatures plummeted in Southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains and more than 2 feet of wet, heavy spring snow fell. Suddenly, ski boots were out again and for a day or...

The UAE is looking into building a massive man-made mountain in a bid to encourage more rainfall over the drought stricken country.

Over the last several decades sky-rocketing temperatures have hit the Middle Eastern country, causing rivers to dry, crops to wilt and food...

Rural farmers in many parts of the world are already using ‘smart’ agricultural practices like intercropping, agroforestry and rainwater harvesting.

But what if those practices benefitted the livelihoods and landscapes of millions more?

Climate-smart agriculture, the...

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