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The Ultimate Insurance Policy for Global Food Security: Deep inside a Mountain in Norway

The great potato famine of the 1840s killed over a million Irish and forced another million to emigrate to the United States, forever altering both countries and the world at large. The famine was caused by a pernicious potato blight that affected the entire crop in Ireland and since there ...

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Did you register your Christmas gift?

Christmas season is over and retailers are heaving a sigh of relief. Last minute shoppers and online sales helped the 2015 season post a healthy 7.9% increase over 2014 sales. This year a new product category appeared in over a one million homes – drones or Unmanned aerial Vehicles (UAVs) ...

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The Great Himalayan Garbage Patch

The Guardian newspaper reported in 2011 that the Himalayas are in danger of becoming a giant garbage dump. (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2011/sep/12/himalayas-waste)   Himalayan trekking is a sport for elite mountain climbers and thrill seekers from all over the world. Despite being some of the most environmentally conscious demographic groups, mountain climbers leave ...

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