A recent study by Kirsten Hastrup in the journal Cross-Cultural Research looks at the history of health and environment of the Inuit people of Greenland’s Thule community, considered by some to be international leaders in climate change adaptation.
Each year, during the southern hemisphere’s winter solstice, thousands of pilgrims gather from Peru and Bolivia to celebrate Qoyllur Rit’i. As the Qollqepunku glacier retreats, specific traditions of Qoyllur Rit’i are changing.
Anthropogenic environmental changes such as fossil fuel extraction and glacial retreat, are two substantial negative impacts affecting salmon species. But not all news is bad news, according to recent research published in BioScience.
FONAG, the organization which protects and restores the water resources for the Ecuadorian capital city of Quito, played a significant role in presenting high mountain issues to World Water Week, a major conference which was held late last month in Stockholm.
Few places on Earth have been as affected by climate change than the mountain cryosphere, making it an ideal environment to study the policy concept of Loss and Damage.
A recent article in Regional Environmental Change by Mattias Borg Rasmussen explores the nexus of climate change, retreating glaciers, and conservation landscapes in the context of Pastoruri Glacier in Peru’s Huascarán National Park.
A recent study from Environmental Science and Policy reviews a pilot program in the Indian Himalayas that considers climate risk for glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) and other weather-related flooding to create an adaptation plan specific to the region.
The 2018 St Andrews Prize for the Environment was awarded on April 26 to The Mountain Institute, Peru and indigenous communities for efforts to help mountain communities adapt to the loss of glaciers.
Glacier protection laws have been developed to protect glacial environments from commercial activities such as mining. However, they also pose a potential conflict with the mitigation of glacial hazards and adaptation to climate change.
Xinjiang is an arid region in China with droughts posing a key problem to future sustainability. With meltwater as a major water source, new research shows that glaciers in the region are responding differently to climate change.
A recent study of the vulnerability of small-scale farmers in Ancash, Peru, suggests that climate change is just one of several factors placing pressure on farmers. Instead, a collection of socio-political and economic factors are the main cause of vulnerability.