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According to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the recent torrential rains and flooding in the country’s north have killed over 200 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Gilgit-Baltistan. These mountainous parts of the country have numerous roads blocked due to...

As  a colorful circus of tents pops up at Everest Base Camp this spring, a pair of Ph.D. students will set up camp 1,000 feet downvalley, on the Khumbu Glacier, resuming a research project they started last year. Their goal: to determine just how quickly the world’s highest glacier is...

Decades of debate over whether or not to list snow-loving wolverines on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) have finally come to an end. A federal judge recently overruled the government's refusal to list the animals and ordered wildlife officials to take immediate action. 

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If climate change continues as it has been and warming trend predictions are correct, the massive icefield that feeds Alaska's Mendenhall Glacier - the Juneau Icefield - might be gone by 2200. The findings were published in a recent study by researchers from the University of Alaska...

In a new study in Environmental Research Letters, a team of hydrologists that includes University of Utah professor Paul Brooks answers that question by simulating isolated climate change effects on Rocky Mountain stream systems, varying the type of...

Mountain ecosystems and communities are extremely vulnerable to climate change. There is evidence that temperatures are rising faster at higher altitudes. High mountains are ‘highly temperature sensitive regions’, with several extreme impact events of recent decades attributed to...

As more heat-trapping greenhouse gases (GhG) and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) accumulate in the atmosphere, there is little hope of reining in climate change. Already there is strong evidence that the Earth is one degree Celsius hotter than at the start of the 20th century....

Agriculture has been historically slow to progress under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), but several recent decisions have opened the door for meaningful debate on agricultural issues. 

In 2014 the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Scientific and...

Seated in a circle around the conference room at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, about 30 people gathered Saturday afternoon to discuss the effects of climate change on local forests and what can be done to make the landscape more adaptable.

Wildfire weighed...

Nearly one in four deaths are linked to unhealthy environments and are avoidable, a new World Health Organisation...

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