Five Climbers Die in Elbrus, Europe's Highest Peak in Russian Caucasus

On September 23, two Elbrus climbers were reported to be in intensive care, according to the regional ministry of health on Friday.

"Yesterday, 11 victims were transported to the Republican Clinical Hospital by the disaster medicine brigade; two of them, including a guide from Karachay-Cherkessia and a tourist from St. Petersburg," the agency's interlocutor said.

Greek nationalists slam Archbishop Elpidophoros after attending Turkish event in New York

Greek and Greek Cypriot nationalists have targeted Archbishop Elpidophoros Lambriniadis, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in U.S., after he attended the opening ceremony of the Turkish House (Türkevi) in New York City with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar.

Firefighter Iulian Rotariu from ISU Botosani wins first two events of Ultra Bolivia Race

Firefighter Iulian Rotariu, with the Botosani Emergency Situations Inspectorate (ISU) grabbed first place in the general ranking of the ultra-marathon from the Andes in Bolivia, which is taking place during the period of 20-26 of September.

Turkey’s fifth-largest lake faces drought threat

Lake Akşehir, a tectonic freshwater endorheic lake in Turkey's southwestern province of Konya, has almost dried up due to years of low rainfall and misusage of its water for agricultural purposes.


The 54-square-kilometer lake considerably shrank this year, with a swamp and reeds taking over its coast, along with weeds outgrowing on the shores.

Swiss glaciologist bears witness to relentless Alpine glacier melt

After hiking for hours across the mountain and a vast expanse of white, Swiss glaciologist Matthias Huss crouches down near the middle of the massive glacier and checks the measurements.


Analysis of the data gathered from Aletsch, the largest glacier in the Alps, paints a dire picture of the toll that climate change is taking on the behemoth.

Researchers discover world’s 'northernmost' island

Scientists have discovered what is believed to be the world's northernmost landmass - a yet-to-be-named island north of Greenland that could soon be swallowed up by seawaters.


Researchers came upon the landmass on an expedition in July, and initially thought they had reached Oodaaq, up until now the northernmost island on the planet.

Sexagenarian marathon runner prepares for 300-kilometer race

Turkey's first female ultramarathon runner, Bakiye Duran, 62, is set to run in the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) that will be held Aug. 23.

Duran will run in the 300-kilometer UTMB, first held in 2003. The race will cover France, Italy and Switzerland and competitors will circle Mont Blanc massif in the Alps.