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Climate change forces ski stations in Chile to produce artificial snow

Publication date 21 August 2019 | 21:14 | ICT

Once deep in powder this time of year, Chile’s ski stations are fighting the ravages of climate change and pollution that have brought less and less snow to the central Andes.

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  • HBO’s Chernobyl sparking tours, and fear, in Lithuania

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 21:11 | ICT

    Walking along the top of Lithuania’s decommissioned nuclear reactor, the set of HBO’s critically acclaimed Chernobyl TV series, tourist Vytas Miknaitis says he’s not “afraid at all”.

  • Former ‘killing caves’ become a sobering tourist destination

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 20:55 | ICT

    Phnom Sampov consists of many mountain caves attracting tourists from around the world. But their natural beauty today contrasts with their grim history as Khmer Rouge-era “killing caves”.

  • Son Doong Cave among ‘greatest adventure tours’

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 18:57 | ICT

    The tour through Son Doong Cave in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Binh has been listed among the top adventures in the world by British TV channel Dave.

  • Trans-Brazil trail raises hopes for the future of Atlantic Forest

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 18:56 | ICT

    Luiz Pedreira walks with other hikers beneath the Atlantic Forest’s thick canopy in Brazil, where an 8,000km trail stretching the full length of the country is being opened up.

  • Poo to the rescue: Fecal transplants save starving koalas

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 18:49 | ICT

    Scientists in Australia have discovered how to save starving koalas whose fussy eating habits make them vulnerable to habitat loss: by feeding them poo.

  • Gentle giraffes threatened with ‘silent extinction’ across Africa

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 18:48 | ICT

    For most of his life as a Samburu warrior, Lesaiton Lengoloni thought nothing of hunting giraffes, the graceful giants so common a feature of the Kenyan plains where he roamed.

  • The Cambodian celebrity promoting homegrown kramas

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 17:48 | ICT

    Mean Sonita is hoping to leverage her fame as a model and actress to breathe new life into the iconic krama, a traditional Khmer garment and a national symbol by opening a krama-only store in Phnom Penh.

  • Cambodia Living Arts to celebrate 20 years with Arts4Peace Festival

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 21:28 | ICT

    After decades as a catalyst for the Kingdom’s vibrant arts sector, Cambodian Living Arts (CLA), founded by genocide survivor and musician Arn Chorn-Pond, will host the 10-day Arts4Peace Festival in Phnom Penh to celebrate the Kingdo

  • Pilgrims gather for cosmic-like ritual in Bulgaria

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 21:26 | ICT

    Thousands of pilgrims gathered Monday in Bulgaria’s Rila mountains to welcome their “spiritual” new year with a cosmic-like dance performed in concentric circles, creating a striking image on the verdant mountain plain.

  • Opera’s ‘New Callas’ charts her ‘wonderful’ life on Instagram

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 21:24 | ICT

    She is the most famous soprano in the world – the “New Callas” who has spellbound audiences from the New York Met to Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, where she began her career mopping the stage.