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Everest litter worries Khumbu folks

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 16:51

UComm, NSSFO staffers bring home four awards from CASE conference

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 17:35

Western Washington University's Window Magazine came away from the last Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Region XIII conference with a trio of awards.

WWU, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina to Collaborate on New Student Exchange and Research Project

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:20

Western Washington University and the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina of Lima, Peru will collaborate on a new project titled “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management Education in the US North Cascades and Peruvian Andes” sponsored by 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, CAF: Development Bank of Latin America, the U.S. Department of State, and SEMPRA Energy.

WWU’s Mountain Environments Research Institute to Host Mount Everest Symposium March 1

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:14

Various speakers will discuss how Buddhists, climbers, rebels and tourists share Mount Everest and the Khumbu Valley at Western Washington University’s Mount Everest Cultural and Environmental Conservation Forum from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 in Academic Instructional Center West Building 204.

This event is free and open to the public.

John All speaks at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory about climate change on Mount Everest

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 21:28

John All, director of Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute, is scheduled to speak Jan. 29, 2018, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on "Studying Climate Change on Mt. Everest - Integrated Mountain Environment Research Systems in Peru and Nepal." 

The talk is part of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Climate Sciences Department's "Climate Conversations" lunchtime lecture series. 

New Mountain Research Skills Certificate Program Launches this Quarter at Western

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:29

Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) now offers a certificate in mountain research skills that aims to train the next generation of scientists interested in working in remote environments. Organizers say the program addresses a critical need identified by groups such as the U.S. Forest Service and is the only one of its kind in the U.S.

MERI's John All to Speak at Cosmos Club in DC

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:04

John All, director of Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute, will present "Climate Change and Civil War on the Mount Everest Massif" on Nov. 18 at the Cosmos Club in Washington DC. The event is co-sponsored by the Explorers Club and the Circumnavigators Club. For more info, see:



Liz Balgord to kick off inaugural MERI Speaker Series Oct. 26

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:53

Weber State University's Liz Balgord will present "The Impact of Glacier Retreat on High Alpine Watersheds in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru" at noon on Thursday, Oct. 26 in ES 418 as the first speaker in the new WWU Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) Speaker Series. 

The talk is free and open to the public.

The Best New Survival Books

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 21:36

Danger on the mountain

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 18:05

WWU's John All to discuss his new book, "Icefall" at Village Books April 7

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 19:36

Western Washington University's John All will discuss his new book, “Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edge of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet”  Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at Village Books, 120 11th St. 

All is a research professor of mountain environmental science at Western and founding director of Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute. 

WWU Creates New Mountain Environments Research Institute

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:14

Western Washington University has created a new research center, the Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) and named Environmental Sciences Department research faculty member John All as its founding director.

The mission of MERI is to develop an inclusive and collaborative research, conservation, and education community through local and international field-based programming to facilitate innovative scientific research, improve life for mountain peoples, foster effective mountain stewardship, and to create the next generation of skilled mountain researchers.