Glaciers support a unique community of plants, many of which are found nowhere else.
Jan. 29, 2021 • ~6 min
Pikas – small cousins of rabbits – live mainly in the mountainous US west. They've been called a climate change poster species, but they're more adaptable than many people think.
Jan. 7, 2021 • ~8 min
Earth's magnetic field locks information into lava as it cools into rock. Millions of years later, scientists can decipher this magnetic data to build geologic timelines and maps.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
Primates are facing an impending extinction crisis - but we know very little about what will actually protect them
Without adequate information, we can’t prioritise efforts and funding to best protect our primate relatives.
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
The success rate for climbers reaching the summit of Mount Everest has doubled in the past 30 years while the death rate has hovered unchanged at around 1%.
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Before reaching summits became part of the new 'sublime' in the late 18th century, people didn't climb mountains.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
The man who explained the greenhouse effect was accidentally killed by his wife.
July 31, 2020 • ~7 min
Chinese botanists collect seeds during their inaugural expedition in the Appalachian Mountains with members of the Arnold Arboretum.
Nov. 20, 2019 • ~9 min
A leading hypothesis about Earth's long-term climate centers on Himalayan rock weathering. A new study calls it into question.
Sept. 25, 2019 • ~3 min
Mountains are a big part of why life on Earth is so richly varied, but why is that? New research digs into what's behind biodiversity mountains support.
Sept. 13, 2019 • ~6 min