Nepal May Lease Unclimbed Himalayan Peaks to Private Companies

March 21, 2014 by  
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Since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s famous ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953, the mountain has seen a flood of climbers looking to follow in their icy tracks. While the influx of foreigners has led to revenue for Nepal, it has also polluted the mountain with trash , caused major traffic jams at the summit, and sparked interpersonal conflicts at basecamps. To ease pressure on the peak, Nepalese officials have offered a proposal to lease out the 326 mountains already open to climbers to private tourist companies . They hope that both international and domestic businesses will be able to better promote the region and attract new adventurers – but at what cost? Read the rest of Nepal May Lease Unclimbed Himalayan Peaks to Private Companies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-tourism , mohan krishna sapkota , mountain climber , mt everest , Nepal , nepal mountaineering association , private lease , sir edmund hillary , tashi tenzing , tenzing norgay , The Guardian        

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Graham Hill’s Famous 425-sq.-ft. Transforming Apartment is Up for Sale!

March 21, 2014 by  
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New York City has a lot of tiny apartments , but only one has won an AIA NY Honor Award and been featured in a TED talk. The famous 425-square-foot dwelling was home to Treehugger founder Graham Hill for the past few years, but is now on the market for $995,000 . The pricetag may sound hefty for such a small living space, but keep in mind that this clever home transforms in order to make room for a living room, a home office, a hideaway kitchen, two guest beds, a spacious lounging area with a home theater and even a 12-person dining area! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aia ny , Graham Hill , lifeedited , micro dwelling , MicroHOME , minimalist apartment , one size fits all , passive house , Soho , space efficient , TED Talk , tiny apartment , tiny studio , transforming apartment , transforming studio        

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