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First it was a frog. Then, catfish. Now, researchers on a major expedition in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park have announced more new species that were, until now, unknown to science. In total, the expedition has uncovered three new frogs, three catfish, and a lizard species.

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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...

A new study in the Journal of Hydrology uses a novel modelling technique that helps scientists understand the effect of evaporation on the expansion of lakes in the inner Tibetan...

A recent incident shows the importance of a social movement in shaping a glacier protection law in Chile. Representatives from indigenous and environmental groups testified in April that the ...

In late winter, when the high mountains of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho are buried in snow, female wolverines in hidden dens give birth to one or two pure white kits. Scientists suspect the snow helps insulate the kits and protect them from predators like wolves, which might explain why...

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...

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat announced on 22 April 2016 that they would start a Mountain Facility, or funding mechanism, to address the rising threat of hunger in the mountain areas of developing countries. The announcement was...

The Royal Anthropological Institute will host the conference "Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change" at the British Museum in London, England on 27-29 May 2016, organized in conjunction with the British Museum Department for Africa, Oceania and the Americas....

When exploring pathways for sustainable development, knowledge about context matters just as much as our understanding of global processes. Papers in Open Issue (Vol 36, No 1) of Mountain...

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