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For several decades, my main source of income was sustainable development work in a local non-government organization—the Broad Initiatives for Negros Development (Bind). The organization was into so many initiatives and projects; Organic agriculture and community forestry, gender and...

An exceptionally secretive thrush’s distinctive song has helped scientists identify it as a new bird species.

The Himalayan forest thrush, which lives in north-eastern India and China, was given away by its song which is richer and more musical than the similar-looking Alpine...

The Andes mountain range defines the topography of the South American countries of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru and provides vital ecosystem services to the region. These mountains host more than 99% of the world’s tropical glaciers and are essential in supplying water...

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...

Of all of the Seven Summits, Carstensz Pyramid ranks highest in the number of alternative names. The 16,024-foot (4,884-meter) mountain is also called Puncak Jaya, Puncak Jaya Kesuma, and Jaya Kesuma. Indonesians typically vary between the names Carstensz Pyramid and Puncak Jaya....

As mountain professionals, our guide and athlete team has witnessed first-hand the impact of global climate change. So as the news about the Paris COP21 agreement filtered out last month, we asked ...

The Hindu Kush Himalayan region is deeply dependent on agriculture, with 66% of the population engaged in the agriculture sector. Although greater market access and better infrastructure have increased the access of mountain farmers to food through ...

The place most likely to be struck by lightning in the world is one spot above Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, according to new data.

Over this mountain lake, there was a lightning show an astounding 297 days out of 365 days a year, on average. Even more surprising, the ...

Denali is the tallest mountain in North America. Located in south-central Alaska, the mountain's peak is 20,310 feet (6,190 meters) above sea level, also making it the third highest of the Seven Summits — the highest mountains on each of the seven continents — following Mount Everest...

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Government of Andorra, in collaboration with the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria , will organize the 9th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism (2-4 March 2016).

Since the first edition, the main objective of...

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