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Thawing ice makes the Alps grow

The Alps are steadily "growing" by about one to two millimeters per year. Likewise, the formerly glaciated subcontinents of North America and Scandinavia are...

Nepal drains risky glacial lake near Everest

Nepal has successfully drained part of a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, averting risk of a disastrous flood that could have threatened thousands...

Entire Himalayan arc can produce large earthquakes

The main fault at the foot of the Himalayan mountains can likely generate destructive, major earthquakes along its entire 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) length, a new...

Researchers capture Central Asia’s ‘de-greening’ over millions of years

A new study chronicles how central Asia dried out over the last 23 million years into one of the most arid regions on the...

Surviving earth’s extremes: BYU research in the mountains of Antarctica

Here's what it takes to conduct research in Antarctica if you're BYU biologist Byron Adams: Get on commercial plane, fly 20 hours 50 minutes...

Westerly winds have blown across central Asia for at least 42...

The gusting westerly winds that dominate the climate in central Asia, setting the pattern of dryness and location of central Asian deserts, have blown...

Researchers find complex relationship between major earthquake faulting and mountain building...

The earthquake triggered numerous rock slides and avalanches, including one that obliterated the mountain village of Langtang, leaving few survivors. Elsewhere, entire villages were...

Opposing mountain ranges

Different mountain ranges are bound to experience climate change differently. Researchers from ETH Zurich and Utrecht University have shown this to be the case...

A Mountain of a Mystery “Formation history of the Hangay Dome...

The Hangay Dome is a mountain range in Mongolia that is interesting for several reasons – among them its unique look. The range contains...

Huge time-lag between erosion and mountain building

An unprecedented record of erosion rates dating back millions of years shows a significant time-lag between tectonic uplift and maximum erosion rates in the...

Massive landslide detected in Glacier Bay’s fragile mountains

A 4,000-foot-high mountainside collapsed in Glacier Bay National Park this week in a massive landslide that spread debris for miles across the glacier below....

Mounting tension in the Himalaya

The Gorkha earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. It's a part of the world that is prone to earthquakes, as the Indian plate...

Squeezing out mountains, mathematically, on Jupiter’s moon Io

Mountains aren't the first thing that hit you when you look at images of Jupiter's innermost moon, Io. But once you absorb the fact...

Post-wildfire erosion can be major sculptor of forested western mountains

Erosion after severe wildfires can be the dominant force shaping forested mountainous landscapes of the U.S. Intermountain West, suggests a new research paper by...

The Paria Mountains

Paria or Pahreah, is a ghost town on the Paria River in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in central Kane County, Utah, United States. It...

Geologists discover how Australia’s highest mountain was created

Geologists from the University of Sydney and the California Institute of Technology have solved the mystery of how Australia's highest mountain - Mount Kosciuszko...

Mountains west of Boulder continue to lose ice as climate warms

New research led by the University of Colorado Boulder indicates an ongoing loss of ice on Niwot Ridge and the adjacent Green Lakes Valley...

Scientists pinpoint unbroken section of Nepal fault line and show why...

An international team of scientists has shed new light on the earthquake that devastated Nepal in April 2015, killing more than 8,000 people. A study...

Reptile fossils offer clues about elevation history of Andes Mountains and...

On an arid plateau in the Andes Mountains of southern Bolivia, a Case Western Reserve University researcher flagged what turned out to be the...

Mountain growth helped spawn fish diversity in New Zealand

The growth of mountain ranges on New Zealand's South Island directly influenced the evolution of different freshwater fish species in the region, according to...

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