Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Return to Mongolia

Robert McCracken Peck of the Academy of Natural Sciences and colleagues search for climate change in Central Asia.

Robert McCracken Peck of the Academy of Natural Sciences and colleagues search for climate change in Central Asia.
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JULY 15, 2006
"When Mongolia throws a party," goes the old expression, "the rest of Asia locks its doors." If so, the party Mongolia has been throwing this past week to celebrate its 800th birthday must have prompted some serious door-locking in neighboring China and Russia.
DEC. 1, 1997
A three-story gold Buddha stands todayin the capital of Mongolia. It is a year-old symbol of rebirth, decades after communism crushed Bhddhism and thousands of believers
With much of its land area covered by desert or steppe, and almost half of its population still leading a nomadic life, Mongolia can appear a deceptively tranquil place. But this giant central Asian country has many dark secrets.
June 25, 1997
The Peace Corps at work in remote Mongolia.
Since beginning their two-year stint as Peace Corps volunteers in this provincial capital in western Mongolia in September, Kevin Brady and his wife, Susan Boedy,have endured months of sub-zero temperatures, living quarters without hot water, and a diet that would make most Americans queasy just to think about it. But they said the rewards have been worth it.
NOV. 13, 1995
The small, stocky Przewalski’s horse was once all but written off. Now, thanks to scientists’ work with captive breeding, three herds of the world’s oldest truly wild horse are thriving on the rugged steppes of Mongolia.
After decades of intense effort by wildlife biologists and zookeepers from more than 25 countries, the world's oldest and only truly wild horses are once again grazing freely on the steppes of central Asia.
NOV. 14, 1994
Experts from the Academy of Natural Sciences have gone to the other side of the world to help unlock the secrets of a lake in Mongolia that has gone largely untouched for 40 million years.
Oroginally published on Nov. 14, 1994. Winter comes hard and early to northern Mongolia. The ground is frosted when we rise, and Clyde Goulden's neoprene...