Every year Mongolia hosts an Ice Festival on Lake Khuvsgul from March 1 to March 4. The average temperature ranges from -35ºC to -25ºC, keeping the lake solidly frozen thanks to the constant cold winds from Siberia. The four day festival involves all manner of winter sports and outdoor activities including, downhill and cross-country skiing, ice fishing contests, horse-sled races, ice rally driving, wrestling, and tug-o-war among many others.
From the 2012 archives
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Today we are featuring our partners here in Charlottesville, Mudhouse Coffee Roasters! Mudhouse opened their first shop in downtown Charlottesville in 1995 in the hopes of creating a place for free expression and enjoying a good quality cup of coffee. Seven years ago they expanded their business to include roasting coffees instead of just serving them. They now have 15 coffees roasted specifically for their 3 shops and 2 stands.
As of January 2014, the Dongria Kondh of Niyamgiri Hills in India have won the battle against Vedanta Resources. Within the mountains of the Niyamgiri Hills is not only a self-sustaining traditional community of just 8,000 people but also $2 billion-worth of bauxite -- the mineral that produces aluminum.
In late January, Ramumine, a PNG Mine Watch blog, posted an article saying that the PNG Prime Minister would be visiting Panguna.
"...Peter O'Neill will visit Buka, Arawa and Panguna starting on January the 27th.
Mr. O'Neill will be the first Prime Minister to visit Central and South Bougainville since the peace agreement was signed on August the 2nd, 2002.
We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2014 Internship Program. If interested, please send your resume and a request for an application to
We here at the Heritable Innovation Trust recently responded to an open letter from the Free, Libre, Open Knowledge Society (FLOK) in Ecuador, an organization that is in a search for ideas to create a commons-based approach to innovation. Just this week we found out that we were featured in their blog! Read the article HERE.
Its about that time again! We are starting to gauge interest in our upcoming internship programs. We have a number of opportunities that will be coming up this year that are still in the works but we want to know if YOU or anyone you know is interested! Send us an e-mail at HIT@m-cam.com if you are interested so we can keep you updated about the application process.
Posted December 14, 2013: "Nearly 150 homes were reportedly destroyed in the latest incident in a long-standing conflict between indigenous Batin Sembilan residents and former Wilmar unit PT Asiatic Persada.
Indonesian security forces allegedly stormed several villages inside a Sumatran palm oil plantation concession last weekend and earlier this week, accompanying company staff and hired thugs accused of destroying dozens of homes and looting residents' property.