Myanmar has blatantly rejected the findings of a United Nations (UN) investigation that holds the country’s military responsible for committing genocide against its minority Rohingya Muslim population.
Scientists have long known that steep mountain ranges can draw carbon dioxide (CO₂) out of the atmosphere — as erosion exposes new rock, it also starts a chemical reaction between minerals on hill slopes and CO₂ in the air, ‘weathering’ the rock and using CO₂ to produce carbonate minerals like calcite.
Papua New Guinea sent troops and rescue workers Monday to respond to a powerful earthquake in the Pacific nation’s mountainous interior, with unconfirmed reports of fatalities and warnings of aftershocks and landslides.
It's been the subject of a half-century-long debate. But thanks to a new mapping technique, mountain experts have identified the tallest mountain in the US Arctic and uncovered a bit of a surprise as well.
Eynali is a small mountain range to the north of Tabriz, in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan. The range has a couple of peaks including Eynali, Halileh, Pakeh-Chin, Bahlul with Dand being the highest. It has red soil and can be seen from everywhere in Tabriz. There is a tomb at the top of the mountain believed to house the graves of two clerics after whom the mountain is named.
“Policy and regulatory frameworks are needed to secure the conservation of mountains in Iran, to protect and promote the effective management of these invaluable natural heritages”, said the representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to Iran.