Higher and still higher the road to Kodachadri rises through a landscape scorched by an uncharacteristically early onslaught of summer.
Ringed with forested mountains forming the borders with Laos and Vietnam, the northeast corner of Cambodia has been an intriguing blank spot among my extensive travels through the country.
Around St. Catherine’s Monastery, encircled by the high South Sinai mountains, lie hundreds of Bedouin gardens nested in the nearby wadis, or valleys. These gardens, which were initially built during the Byzantine period by monks, hermits and settlers from around the Mediterranean, have been the ...
Jan. 7, 2013 — Though churning smokestacks, cud-chewing cows and gasoline-burning vehicles are contributing constantly to greenhouse gas emissions, there are also many processes that do the reverse, pulling molecules like carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2012) — Come rain or shine, or even snow, some glaciers of the Himalayas will continue shrinking for many years to come.
A remote and unspoiled area of the Alps is struggling to strike a balance between its livestock and native flora and fauna, as too much of one or the other can throw the ecosystem off kilter.
The Mount Everest region's Sherpas have said they are angry at the way studies of glaciers and glacial lakes have been conducted in recent years
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Kenya has announced it will encircle Mount Kenya, Africa's second-highest peak and a World Heritage site, with an electric fence to keep wildlife from straying.
BANGALORE, Jul 31 2012 (IPS) - It took six years for a dedicated team of scientists from the Wildlife Institute of India, wildlife officials from six Indian states and officials from the federal ministry to secure international protection for one of India’s most precious biological reserves.
There are only 800 mountain gorillas left in the wild and half of them live in Uganda's forests. A biologist from Leipzig's Max Planck Institute has learned a lot about them by analyzing their feces.
Rio+20 has disappointed most observers. But it has created opportunities for constructive work in a few areas, says Joydeep Gupta, writing on the website The Third Pole.
NEW DELHI: A scientific study published on Wednesday revealed that the Himalayas, one of world's richest biodiversity zones, is warming faster than other parts of the globe.
(CNN) -- A heavily glaciated region of the Himalayas is bucking the trend of global ice loss and showing small signs of increasing in mass, according to a new study.
Some glaciers on Asia's Karakoram mountains are defying the global trend and getting thicker, say researchers.
Researchers have long postulated that animal and vegetation species living in mountainous areas of high altitude are isolated, and thus much more exclusive. A new Spanish-German study substantiates this long-held theory, suggesting that altitude plays a key role in biodiversity.
With the health of the world’s highest glaciers in dispute, an international team is planning a long-term campaign to measure the vital signs of the ice atop Tibet and its surrounding mountains.
Glaciers in the French Alps have lost a quarter of their area in the past 40 years, according to new research.
By measuring the isotopes in river water, scientists have determined that mountain glaciers contribute less than thought to downstream water supplies
Thomas McCarthy, director of the snow leopard program for the conservation group Panthera, has spent nearly two decades crisscrossing the absurdly rugged Himalayan plateau to study a magnificent, densely furred, rosette-stenciled cat that may well be the world’s most reliable no-show.
IPS: Future glacier retreat in the Alps could affect the hydrology of large streams more strongly than previously assumed, a new study shows
Durham, NC — We often think of rainforests and coral reefs as hotspots for biodiversity, but mountains are treasure troves for species too —especially in the tropics, scientists say. But what drives montane biodiversity?
As a strategy to curbing water shortages, Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST) has started implementing a four-year project aimed at conserving water sources and rivers in Uluguru Mountains in Morogoro Region.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Tanzania's President has rejected an application to place some mountains in the Eastern Arc under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site.
DAVIS, Calif., March 28 (UPI) -- A human virus that causes respiratory disease has been linked to the death of wild mountain gorillas, U.S. and African researchers say.
Himalayan glaciers are actually advancing rather than retreating, claims the first major study since a controversial UN report said they would be melted within quarter of a century.
Snow leopards face the threats of poaching, habitat loss and diminishing prey. In remotest Mongolia, a research team is keeping tabs on this iconic and elusive species
Swiss researchers studying the projected effects of climate change on alpine plant species have discovered that mountain ranges may represent a ‘safer’ place to live during changing climate conditions.
Le ministre indien de l’environnement Jairam Ramesh a participé à une conférence de 3 jours qui se tenait à Kathmandu. Soulignant l’importance de la coopération transfrontalière dans la compréhension et la protection des glaciers de l’Himalaya, il a promis que son pays viendrait en aide à ses pe ...
For the past decade, conservationists have been releasing zoo-bred Eurasian lynx in Germany's Harz mountains, with the goal of returning them to their natural habitat.
Peru's high Andes are becoming drier and warmer, prefiguring a change that will in time hit the cities below.
BBC crew claims footage is first evidence that jungle-dwelling animals can live and breed at high altitude, offering hope for conservation.
Mountaintop removal comes at too high a cost - for the land, the water and the taxpayers, who end up footing the bill for environmental damage. If the Spruce No. 1 Mine goes forward, it will be one of the largest strip-mining operations in Appalachia and an environmental disgrace. This mountain ...
Année de la biodiversité Sans l'instauration d'une politique suivie de protection, l'espèce aurait disparu de France.
UNDP has successfully finalized a seven-year biodiversity project that saved thousands of hectares of fragile forestland on a mountain range in northeast Tanzania, a region that the Government has nominated for recognition as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific an ...