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How do you solve a problem like Everest? Crowds of amateur climbers, mountains of waste, climate change, and poor regulation make every Everest season a challenge

There are other transformations taking place that only seasoned Everest watchers experience—such as those brought about by climate change. On the one hand, improved weather-forecasting techniques and secured routes have eliminated some of the risks associated with climbing the high mountains. At…

UComm, NSSFO staffers bring home four awards from CASE conference 2018-02-26
WWU, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina to Collaborate on New Student Exchange and Research Project 2018-02-22
This Man Broke 15 Bones When He Fell into a Glacier—Here’s How He Survived

John All unzipped his tent, poked his shaggy blond head out into the thin alpine air, and took in the view. The sun sparkled off the freshly fallen snow on the jagged peaks and crags of Mount Himlung. It was just before 10 a.m. on May 19, 2014—a 
perfect morning…

WWU’s Mountain Environments Research Institute to Host Mount Everest Symposium March 1 2018-02-13
John All speaks at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory about climate change on Mount Everest 2018-01-24
As glaciers melt, tourism dries up in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

Meltwater from fast-disappearing glaciers also is eating into newly exposed rock in the Cordillera Blanca mountains, turning the water rushing downstream acidic – sometimes as much as lemon juice, making it undrinkable, said John All, a climate researcher and director of the Mountain…

New Mountain Research Skills Certificate Program Launches this Quarter at Western 2018-01-09
MERI's John All to Speak at Cosmos Club in DC 2017-11-15
Liz Balgord to kick off inaugural MERI Speaker Series Oct. 26 2017-10-20
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