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Travel with Purpose: A Field Guide to Voluntourism

Travel with Purpose: A Field Guide to Voluntourism Imagine yourself in a schoolroom in one of the most remote regions of one of the most hard-to-reach countries on earth. Nepal. The Lower Mustang region to be exact. To reach it takes a 14-hour flight from New York to...

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The World’s Most Adventurous Women

The World’s Most Adventurous Women 2019 Meet the new adventure icons. From rock climber and mountaineer Emily Harrington scaling massive caves in China to big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira staring down a 68-foot wave in Portugal, here are 17 of the most adventurous...

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Giving Science Back to the Citizens

Giving Science Back to the Citizens Patrick Rowe is a science technician with the organization Science in the Wild and owner of Midwest ROV, LLC. We spoke about his career, the role of support staff in scientific endeavors, and the importance of everyday citizens in...

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The Alpinist Becoming an Astronaut

The Alpinist Becoming an Astronaut Ulyana Nadia Horodyskyj has always been an explorer, interested in the mysteries of planet earth and the space beyond it. One of her first research projects investigated how solar sails could be used to deliver supplies into outer...

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Ice Trailblazers

Ice Trailblazers When Ulyana Horodyskyj was six she visited the Swiss Alps and fell in love with the mountains…...

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Glacial Lake’s Disappearing Act Caught on Film

Glacial Lake’s Disappearing Act Caught on Film In mere days this June, a glacial lake in the Himalayas lost the equivalent of 42 Olympic-size swimming pools of water and then slowly refilled. And for the first time, scientists caught this...

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Himalayan Glacial Lakes

Himalayan Glacial Lakes Some scientists conduct their experiments in a laboratory — think clean white walls, artificial lighting, A.C. and a convenient coffee pot not far away. Not so for Ulyana Horodyskyj, a graduate student at the University of Colorado....

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Taking a glacier’s pulse

Taking a glacier’s pulse Ulyana Horodyskyj rappels down a ridge on the Ngozumpa Glacier in the Himalaya mountain range. Working at about 5,000 m above sea level — Tibet to the north and Nepal to the south — her stunning view of snow-capped peaks is breathtaking....

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Caught on Video: A Himalayan Glacier Deflates

Caught on Video: A Himalayan Glacier Deflates Himalayan glaciers are melting and retreating at their edges because of global warming. But they also conceal a more ominous effect of climate change: they are deflating. They are losing internal ice mass to melting, which...

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Taking the pulse of Ngozumpa

Taking the pulse of Ngozumpa It’s not the greatest glacier to look at – far from it. It’s smothered in a layer of rocky debris that’s fallen from the surrounding cliffs, giving it a very grey, dirty appearance. But Ngozumpa is generating a lot...

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