The Khumbu Icefall is a chaotic jumble of house-sized ice boulders set with a hair trigger that must be traversed to climb the world's highest mountain.
New research into the height of a very remote Andean plateau reveals just the latest surprise from the Earth's second-greatest mountain belt.
The brutal weather in the U.S. Midwest this winter has, in part, coal-burning power plants in China, a new study finds.
New work shows how the highest mountain range in the world is not so much a tectonic train wreck as a shuffled pile of crumbly crustal dominoes.
Last year it was canned air. This year, the lucky ones in China get to inhale pristine mountain air, from a bag.
The oceans are a lot more uncharted than our maps would have us believe. New satellite technology can help fill in the seafloor gaps.
Climbers on Mount Everest will be forced to bring back 17.6 pounds of garbage.
A landslide in a remote part of Alaska was detected first by a new seismic signature method, then confirmed by satellites. Continue reading →
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