Trump’s Interior Pick Wants to Heighten California Dam

9 April 2019, by

David Bernhardt is a former lobbyist for an irrigation district that would benefit from increasing the capacity of the state’s largest reservoir, which is fed by glacier meltwater.

Mongolia’s Cashmere Goats Graze a Precarious Steppe

20 March 2019, by

Mongolia’s grasslands are being degraded by climate change and heavy goat populations, driven by global cashmere demand.

Video of the Week: Preserving Sheepherding and Tradition Among Nepal’s Tamang Community

6 March 2019, by

Manchhiring Tamang’s documentary “A Day in the Life of a Himalayan Shepherd” beautifully captures the vast Himalayan landscape and sheepherding practices of the Tamang community in the Dhading district of central Nepal.

Epidemics and Population Decline in Greenland’s Inuit Community

20 December 2018, by

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.

Video of the Week: Reviving the Quechuan Language

19 December 2018, by

Quechua is the native language of the Andes. Colonization nearly erased the oral tradition, but one Quechuan woman is on a mission to preserve her language through literacy.

Qoyllur Rit’i: Changing Tradition Due to Glacial Melt

29 November 2018, by

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.

The Future Disappearance of Quelccaya Ice Cap

22 November 2018, by

Quelccaya ice cap, the world’s largest tropical ice cap, may soon cease to exist. At the current rate of warming, researchers estimate a complete disappearance by mid-century.

Native Americans Call to Change Names of Yellowstone Sites

24 October 2018, by

An organization of tribal leaders representing Indian Nations in the Dakotas and Nebraska has called for a name change of Yellowstone National Park’s Mt. Doane and Hayden Valley.

What the Yak Herders of Northern Bhutan Are Saying About Global Warming

17 October 2018, by

Hardly a country in the world has contributed less atmospheric emissions than Bhutan. Yet its those populations, like Bhutan’s yak herders, which will suffer from climate change first, and most.

Video of the Week: Kok Boru (Goat Polo) at the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan

26 September 2018, by

In this weeks video of the week check out the sport of Kok Boru at the World Nomad Games held in Kyrgyzstan.

Video of the Week: Plateau Perspectives

12 September 2018, by

For this week’s Video of the Week, learn about the important work that the Canadian non-profit Plateau Perspectives does for the glacierized mountain landscapes of the Himalayas and Central Asia.

North Cascades Festival Celebrates Community, Heritage

6 September 2018, by

A town in the North Cascades of Washington held its annual festival in August, celebrating its heritage with timber sports events and a duck race.