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Mount Everest Could One Day Be Ice-free
2011-09-26 08:36:17

Rapid climate change could soon leave Mount Everest ascenders with an ice-free climb, according to climbers and custodians of the world’s tallest mountain.

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2009-04-06 10:50:00

A 49 year-old Sherpa is planning to conquer Mount Everest for a record-setting time in order to promote environmental protection.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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