Kyrgyzstan: Warmer World Raises Avalanche Risk

Kyrgyzstan: Warmer World Raises Avalanche Risk

Vyacheslav Miroshkin’s childhood in Kyrgyzstan three decades ago was characterized by long, cold winters. “You could pour a few buckets of water on the ground and you would have an ice rink for the whole season. In recent times we have not had many like that,” said...
Melting glacier could spell disaster in Kyrgyzstan – experts

Melting glacier could spell disaster in Kyrgyzstan – experts

High in Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan Mountains, the twin effects of climate change and gold mining have combined to pose a potential environmental and human health disaster. A melting glacier is feeding a rapidly expanding lake, which experts fear could burst its banks and...
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