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As Glacial Floods Threaten Mountain Communities, a Global Exchange Is Fostering Adaptation

Originally Posted in the Woodrow Wilson Center’s New Security Beat Blog, April 14th, 2015 In 1941, glacial Lake Palcacocha in the Peruvian Andes burst its moraine dam of earth and stones, sending a torrent of water through the city of … Continue reading

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High Poverty: Medicinal Plants Offer Way Forward for Nepal’s Mountain Communities

Originally posted on the Woodrow Wilson Center’s New Security Beat Blog, September 29th, 2015 In a tiny village called Chepuwa in the Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal, high in the Himalayas and almost four days’ trek from the nearest road, Mikmar Bhote … Continue reading

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The Mountain Institute starts working in Reserva Paisajistica Nor Yauyos-Cochas in Peru

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Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of making a trip to the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve in Peru (Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos-Cochas) with our Andes Program Director Dr. Jorge Recharte and a new staff member in our Andes Program Aneli … Continue reading

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TMI Continues Leadership in Revitalizing Relationships between Native Americans and Traditional Tribal Lands

Dr. Jeremy Spoon, TMI Research Associate and Assistant Professor at Portland State University, and longstanding Nuwuvi research partner Richard Arnold have just completed a scientific publication promoting cooperation between indigenous peoples of the American Southwest, local stakeholders and the US … Continue reading

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Appalachia Program Sponsoring Workshop on Water Quality

TMI’s Appalachia Program is launching a new on-line teacher-training workshop this winter  focusing on the results of student-collected water quality data  from 103 sites throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Supported by the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network and the National Fish and … Continue reading

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Staff Receive Recognition For Their Contributions To Conservation

Ang Rita Sherpa, Senior Program Manager with TMI’s Himalayan Program, and Dr. Alton Byers, TMI’s Director of Science and Exploration, have been independently recognized for their contributions to global conservation and sustainable development.  Aberystwyth University described Ang Rita as a “Local Hero” in … Continue reading

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Planning for Climate Change in High Mountains: Foundations for Success

Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential – Winston Churchill Plans are nothing; planning is everything. – Dwight D. Eisenhower  As The Mountain Institute gears up for 2013, with great ambitions to do more for mountain environments and the communities that depend … Continue reading

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International Mountain Day

December 11th International Mountain Day:  and a fresh call for action Today, December 11th, is the tenth annual celebration of International Mountain Day, as designated by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2003. This is a day for … Continue reading

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Compassion from the mountains – A message about Hurricane Sandy

Last week we at The Mountain Institute received the attached emails from our partners and staff from the mountain of Nepal and Peru, expressing concern for our safety and that of the American people during Hurricane Sandy. The messages came from a … Continue reading

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Dunkard Creek Art Exhibit

                As many of you already know, TMI has been a major supporter of a unique art exhibition chronicling the environmental impact of industrial pollution in West Virginia’s Dunkard Creek, a tributary of … Continue reading

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