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Mount ever-waste?

Reports out of Nepal claim that human waste created by mountain climbers is creating a health hazard on Mount Everest. We asked three climbers who have been to the summit to give their thoughts on the situation

The life of Scafell Pike

There’s a whole lot more to England’s highest mountain than just somewhere to take in a scenic view
Under the shadow of Mont Blanc, the Alpine town of Chamonix has been a tourist magnet since the 18th century. But as tourism and climate change put pressure on the surrounding environment, the local authorities have decided to act

Eat the Alps

Hidden in a forgotten corner of Austria, the Lungau is a naturally beautiful biosphere with a talent for self-sufficiency
Unique study of blooming patterns of high-altitude wildflowers in the Rocky Mountains shows the plants’ response to climate change is more complex than previously believed

Trekking the salt trail

In the Nepalese Himalaya, a time-honoured trade route still favours the bold
Indecision by India and Pakistan has stalled Nepal’s attempt to gain recognition for five 8,000-metre-plus mountain peaks, according to a BBC report
Soot, or black carbon, released into the air as Europe rapidly industrialised, was probably responsible for the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the Alps, according to a new study

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