The Arctic and the Alps

What do the Alps have in common with the Arctic? Cryosphere — water in its solid form -- the frozen places of our planet....

Mountains : An 8000-meter High “Vertical University”

Rajeev Goyal and Priyanka Bista are concerned. Not too long ago the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush from Tibet to Nepal were virtually inaccessible...

How Alpine Resorts are Coping with Climate Change

As a child visiting Switzerland with my family during the summer holidays in the 1960s, I used to spend a month in Riederalp, a...

The South Caucasus : More Than a Biodiversity Hotspot

As the logo of the Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF), the Caucasian or Persian Leopard is an endangered – and declining – species. Fewer than...

Nepal’s Women : Bearing the Brunt of Rural Agriculture

At the age of 35, I have decided to move with my family to Nepal. This means starting a new life in a region...