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Montse Barado, casa Armengol (Sorpe). In summer, once a week, cattle ranchers and shepherds climb to the communal lands to have a look at the animals and give them some salt. David Tarrasón i Cerdá,

Taking back the hills: a tale of women rights and lands in the Catalan Pyrenees

In the Catalan Pyrenees, women shepherds and cattle ranchers try to valorise the ancestral agropastoral culture to save the mountains from climate change.
Mountains keep growing and growing and growing for many millions of years until they are so heavy that they can no longer grow taller, only wider. Photo by Jeff Finley on Unsplash

Curious Kids: how do mountains form?

When I was little, geologists worked out Earth's surface was made of pieces, like a giant puzzle. Those pieces, called “tectonic plates”, move and bump into each other and mountains form.
A degraded wetland in the Pilot Wilderness area, Kosciuszko National Park, is subject to increasing numbers of feral horses. Graeme Worboys collection

Snowy hydro scheme will be left high and dry unless we look after the mountains

A reliable water supply from Australia's mountain catchments depends on intact and functioning ecosystems.
Remote mountain regions like the Upper Mustang in Nepal are often neglected by the rest of the world. Timothy Karpouzoglou

Harnessing the hidden power of mountains to meet our climate and development goals

Remote mountain regions are closer to the climate problem than we think, particularly in the context of safeguarding essential ecosystem services such as safe and adequate water.
Going where thousands have gone before. EPA/Kenji Kondo

Everest tourism is causing a mountain of problems

Everest climbing season is underway. For a few weeks each spring, the weather improves just enough to give climbers a chance of scaling the world’s tallest mountain. As increasing numbers flock to Everest…
The magnificence of Mont Blanc, thanks to the Bossons Glacier. photophilde

Mont Blanc’s glacier protects, rather than erodes

Glaciers are monstrously huge pieces of ice. For millions of years their movements have eroded mountains to create some of nature’s most beautiful landscapes. But according to a new study, rather than…

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