Since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Everest/Chomolungma in 1953, commercial mass mountaineering has put unsustainable pressure on unique environments and communities.
A tragic plane crash has claimed at least 68 lives in Nepal – the latest in a string of aviation disasters in a country grappling with improving the safety of its flight industry.
New data mapping death sentences in the Gulf states once again highlights Qatar’s questionable human rights record.
At a time when democratic norms appear to be in decline around the world, deliberative democracy is one potential remedy worth pursuing.
The impacts of COVID-19 must be incorporated into women, peace and security planning in order to improve the lives of women and girls in postwar countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Only 24 countries today totally ban abortion. The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision in the US is unlikely to lead other countries to join that list.
More than half of us are either born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas.
The island nation is the latest economy to implode through mismanagement – for which the citizens will pay more than foreign creditors.
Reintegration is a gendered phenomenon — women, men and LGBTQ+ people experience it differently.
Firewood and charcoal are replaced with more energy-efficient electricity.
The COVID-19 cases are surging in Nepal, potentially surpassing India’s reproduction rate, but the country is out of vaccines. Global aid could help with one of the worst health crises in South Asia.
Low levels of immunity and high levels of mixing are a perfect setting for the next big outbreak.
An infrastructure boom threatens endangered tigers across Asia. Scientists want to know more about how tigers behave near roads so they can design wildlife-friendly transportation networks.
Almost a third of legislatures had no direct oversight over the initial responses to the pandemic.
How speculation came to be presented as scientific fact and inspired a decidedly non-glacial race to discover the future of Himalayan glaciers.
During the COVID-19 crisis, some medical students at school in Pokhara, Nepal, went to rural Himalayan villages to teach about the virus. Others go home to challenge social inequities.
Nepal is angry that India is encroaching into the Kalpani region of the Himalayas, which Nepal claims as its own.
Bhaktapur suffered 300 deaths, 2,000 wounded and over 30,000 houses damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Heritage restoration has become crucial to community recovery.
Nepal’s past dealing with multiple disasters, including the aftermath of its civil war and the massive earthquake of 2015 may have helped the country prepare for the current COVID-19 crisis.
Closing the climbing season will provide valuable time for recovery from the effects of intensive tourism, but will prove difficult for those working in the industry.