| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
After Lisa Ling gave a speech at Tufts University, students asked her what advice she had for young people. "The best education I have ever received was through travel," said the California-based journalist. "You'll become more conversant, poised and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
William Blake's oft-quoted observation about finding the world in a grain of sand comes to mind more than once during "Manakamana," the latest in a string of marvelously original non-fiction features to emerge from Harvard University's Sensory Ethnography...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Nine students from High School Inc., Hartford's Insurance and Finance Academy, traveled to New York on Sept. 18 to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange — a reward for having the highest scores on Connecticut Academic Performance...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Laguna Beach resident Christine Casey didn't know a 2004 hiking trip to Nepal would change her life forever.
Casey, now 70, was a successful banking executive without much experience in international charity, but the children tugged at her heartstrings....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:43 PM
With just a pencil in hand, Nancy McClanahan, a 17-year-old senior at Valley Vista High School in Fountain Valley, worked diligently to finish her portrait of Kala, an orphan from Nepal.
Nancy had in front of her two pieces of paper. One was a color...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio is once again putting his money where his mouth is, donating $3 million through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to help the World Wildlife Fund protect and nurture tigers in Nepal.
At the 2010 Global Tiger Summit, a goal was set the...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:15 PM
After Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mt. Everest, everyone knew Hillary's name. Far fewer knew about his indispensable partner, George Lowe.
Hillary and his friend Lowe were the only two New Zealanders on the 1953 expedition to the top of the...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:45 AM
NEW DELHI – Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura broke the record for the oldest person to climb Mt. Everest when the 80-year-old reached the summit Thursday at 9 a.m., according to his website.
But the octogenarian may not be able to bask in the...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:16 PM
A warming climate is melting the glaciers of Mount Everest, shrinking the frozen cloak of Earth’s highest peak by 13% in the last 50 years, researchers have found.
Rocks and natural debris previously covered by snow are appearing now as the snow...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Staff photographer Ricardo DeAratanha shares his passion for visual communication with his family....
| Sep 21, 2012
At age 18 and with the blessing of her family, Sajina Tamang left her home in Nepal to work as a housekeeper in Lebanon. Finding work abroad was her ticket to self-sufficiency, one of the few career paths open to a rural girl in one of the world's most...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:06 AM
Kathmandu, Nepal -- Searchers on Monday suspended efforts to find three mountaineers still missing in Nepal after an avalanche swept down Manaslu mountain, sending climbers -- some still in their tents -- tumbling hundreds of feet down the world's eighth-...