Nature and Environment (17)
Do cross country skiers dream of electric piste bashers?
Well yes, it appears they do. At least if discussions on forums are anything to go by.
390 billion tons of snow and ice vanish due to climate change
According to an article in USA Today, based on a report in Nature, the earth's glaciers and permanent snowfields are losing 390 billion tons of snow and ice each year.
Wild Kong is dead
La Tania blog has reported that 200 kph winds have broken "Wild Kong", the statue by scupture Richard Orlinski, in two. He was positioned on top of the Saulire in Courchevel this winter.
Sweden melts in the heat
Kebnekaise South ("Cauldron Ridge"), situated in the North-West of Sweden has ceded its crown of Sweden’s highest peak to its rocky northern top (2096.8 m).
Hot and dry start to winter
Hot and dry, that’s how Meteo France sees the start to this winter in the southern half of Europe. So pretty much the same scenario as the last two years.
Homo homini lupus
For Chiles Chabert "the most important animal in the mountains is Man and he himself needs protection".
Explore Mont Blanc with Google Streetview
Ever dreamt of climbing, or even, exploring Mont Blanc but didn't fancy leaving the warmth of the front room? Well now you can with Google Streetview.
Did the French conquer the Alps?
Just a few days after a disastrous defeat against New Zealand in the Rugby world cup that has left the nation shell-shocked the French have the 600th anniversary of the battle of Azincourt to remember
Mont Blanc glacial retreat
Contrary to many newspaper reports climate change has not halted over the last decade, at least not in the Alps.
Ocean cycles pause global warming
Scientists looking for a reason for the current "pause" in global warming believe they may have found the culprit in Pacific and Atlantic ocean cycles that have a major impact on Northern He
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