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It turns out that Asia's glaciers are shrinking fast. Scientists have found along the Tien Shan, Central Asia's largest mountain range, glaciers have lost a staggering 27 percent of their mass and 18 percent of their area during the last 50 years.

Glaciers play an important...

It turns out that Asia's glaciers are shrinking fast. Scientists have found along the Tien Shan, Central Asia's largest mountain range, glaciers have lost a staggering 27 percent of their mass and 18 percent of their area during the last 50 years.

Glaciers play an important...

So how does global warming cause our planet to change? It all comes down to erosion. The researchers compared glaciers in Patagonia and in the Antarctica Peninsula. In the end, the researchers found that glaciers in warmer Patagonia moved faster and caused more erosion than those in...

At the height of the last ice age, there were massive glaciers in Africa's Rwenzori Mountains. Now, scientists have found that changes in air temperature rather than precipitation were what drove the expansion and contraction of these glaciers. This could have implications for...

Russia's Lake Baikal, in eastern Siberia, holds one-fifth of all freshwater and is a global biodiversity hotspot.

Of its 2,500 known animal species, 75 per cent are endemic - unknown anywhere else. Of particular note are the 350 species of amphipod shrimps, most of them...

There is no doubt that in order to achieve a Global Climate Change Agreement, we need to work along with scientists and political leaders who propose solutions and take decisions that benefit societies and future generations. However we, youth, have not been heard or...

The Alps are the birthplace of downhill skiing and a crucible for mountain climbing – but now the French government is trying to help their winter tourist towns adapt to a warming world. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls visited the Mer de Glace (the Sea of Ice) Friday on Mont Blanc...

If you’ve ever dreamed about fishing in the West, chances are you’ve pictured something like the South Fork of the Flathead, an achingly beautiful turquoise river tumbling over multicolored pebbles and wending through the deep forest of northwest Montana. 

Wade Fredenberg is...

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