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The second most northern state of India is often overlooked for the deserts and beaches of Rajasthan and Goa. However, the mountains of Himachal Pradesh are filled with scenic train rides, gorgeous mountain towns and more national parks than you can count. It also has the benefit of being the only place that is even remotely a reasonable temperature during monsoon season (June-August).

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NASA launches Parker Solar Probe mission to touch the Sun

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This week, Into the Wild meets Katlin Bowman, an oceanographer who studies mercury chemistry in marine environments, currently researching the link between plastic pollution and mercury levels. Katlin has spent nearly a year of her life at sea, crossing the Atlantic, cruising through the Pacific Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and explored the deep-ocean seafloor in her research efforts.

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Nepal is a country famous for its mountainous nature. Home to the giant that is Everest, and the rocky gloriousness of the Himalayas it’s no wonder that Nepal is a haven for trekkers. However, with so many passes and circuits to choose from making the choice of which mountain to conquer can be a challenge. Not to worry, we have compiled a list of 5 of the very best.

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Bored of your summer reading book? Looking for something to get you through the hot weather? Wanting to find a bit of wanderlust? These books on travel and environment are some of the best books released this year for those looking to be inspired in the wildlife affairs of today or to replenish their craving into some exploration of the globe.

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The world has overheated as the summer climate blowtorched the forests, starved the farms of water and left us very, very sweaty. But what does this increase in heat really mean for the earth?

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Minimalism and simple living are the key to a healthy lifestyle, says Rob Greenfield, as he talks with Into the Wild Meets on the impact of the media and what the world can to be more eco-friendly.

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In March this year the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) revealed that the environmental sector not only had a significant gender pay gap, but it was actually much higher than the national average. The reasons behind this are systemic of deeper problem of gender inequality in the environmental sector, but also science in general.

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Frontier's weekly environment news is researched, reported and commented on by our team of writers and journalists. Check in every Monday for an update of what's happened in the world of environmental news.

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As we are battling the massive issue of global plastic pollution, many people say that change has to come from governments and large corporations, but we believe that everyone can do something! Here are our top 5 tips on how you can reduce your daily plastic waste.

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