Designing houses for the mountains involves special challenges. Werner Tscholl's straightforward and modern houses seem to float or seque into the slopes.
In a mountainous region in northwestern India, residents have taken the fight for water into their own hands. In winter, they create artificial ice stupas, which they then melt when they urgently need water for farming.
The name Alexander von Humboldt may not be instantly recognizable, but it is plastered across the globe in seemingly endless ways. From mountains and squids to schools and flowers, the Prussian explorer is omnipresent.
Biologist Hana Raza hoped that the persan leopard did survive the fighting in Northern Iraq. 2011 she had the proof, one such leopard was taken on photo in the mountains. Since then, she's trying to establish a protection zone.
Women have fought hard for their rights in Hunza Valley, in the Karakoram Mountains. Now China is building the New Silk Road through Pakistan. That could mean yet more freedom for the women. But it could also change their valley beyond recognition.
Once a year, gamekeepers in Switzerland conduct a count of their mountain goats. Known as Alpine ibexes, they were extinct here until ibex kids were smuggled over the Italian border a century ago. Now, ibexes once again thrive in the Swiss Alps.
Illegal gold prospectors are threatening the Manu National Park in Peru, which is a World Heritage Site. More species of wild animals and plants have been documented in Peru than anywhere else on Earth. But now their very survival is at stake.
Latin America's first licensed female mountain guide takes you up 'Humboldt's volcano', Chimborazo.
Every summer, the Rapas das Bestas, or "sheering of the beasts", is celebrated in Galicia. Wild Horses in Spain's mountainous Northwest are rounded up.
Bizarre rock formations, steep gorges, splendid views. The Elbe Valley Sandstone Mountains or Saxon Switzerland - it is simply fabulous!
The Pankisi Valley is located in Georgia's mountainous, hard-to-reach north. It's home to many families who fled the Chechen war. Here, many women, in particular, are trying to start a new life.
Humboldt's Tableau Physique, shows the distribution of mountain vegetation as a function of altitude. Today scientists use the data to investigate changes due to global warming. But there are discrepancies, as Pierre Moret and his team discovered.
It is far too late to save the Alpine glaciers. And now, the dangers caused by tons of melting ice are rising sharply. Every year, climate change is destroying two of the currently 70 square kilometers of glaciers left in the Alps.
Protestors gather at the base of Mauna Kea, the US state of Hawaii's largest mountain. The site is set to be the home of a $1.4bn telescope, but natives say that the area is sacred.
The Italian capital is inundated with garbage. Of the 3,000 tons produced by the city's residents every day, about 600 tons remain on the streets. That stinks. Literally. Some pavements are simply impassable because they're blocked by mountains of rubbish. The current heatwave in Europe has made things worse and doctors are worried about public health. Angelo Van Schaik reports from Rome.
The ten-day South Tyrol Jazz Festival boasts 90 concerts around the city of Bolzano, with 150 artists from across the world. Not only that. The shows are set against the jaw-dropping backdrop of South Tyrol’s mountains.
The small Balkan country has it all: high mountains, deep gorges, clear lakes and Adriatic beaches. There are also beautiful old towns, tasty wine and really good food.
An insider tip for vacationers who want to hike, bike, or just relax is the Rhön Mountains. The 950-meter-high Wasserkuppe, the highest mountain in the range, is the cradle of German gliding.
Photographer Ulla Lohmann wants to climb the highest mountain in each of 47 countries. Europe to the Maxx visits Kalmykia in the Russian steppe. And 1000 amateur cooks learn how to make a Provençal starter from a Michelin chef.
For their new project, the photographer Ulla Lohmann and her husband Basti Hoffmann have decided to climb the highest mountain in each of 47 countries in 470 days.
Mountain bike trails are really hard work, but they reward you with feelings of happiness and some fantastic nature adventures. Let's introduce you to 10 routes that have it all.
Globetrotter Steve Hänisch explores the mountainous landscape of this Central Asian country - on foot and on horseback. And of course he gets to savor the Kyrgyz cuisine.
Gumball 3000 - one of the craziest motor rallies in the world. Also: she's only 13 and already on the World Cup tour - kitesurfer Capucine Delannoy. Plus, the panoramic "ladder to Heaven" in the Austrian mountains.
Globally, only a small fraction of plastic waste is recycled. Mountains of it, also from wealthy countries whose waste management systems are not keeping up with the production of plastics, pile up in Southeast Asian countries far less equipped to handle plastic waste.
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