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Traffic Jams and Trash on Everest
May 20, 2013 | National Geographic

An article on explains how the popularity of “climbing Everest” has resulted in inexperienced climbers creating traffic jams on the mountain and littering the landscape. Ways to reverse this are explored.

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Problems on Everest
March 25, 2014 | Reader's Digest
Reader's Digest has an article titled: "Everest: The Mess at the Top of the World". It points to a number of problems that have developed as "climbing Everest" has been popularized to the point that people who lack the fitness and experience are being guided up the mountain and littering the routes with tons of garbage, equipment and corpses. Unlike many "negative articles" the author of this one includes ideas for fixing the problems.

The Garbage Patch Misconceptions
June 13, 2013 | NOAA
"The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"—a purported island of trash twice the size of Texas floating in the Pacific Ocean—receives a lot of media attention. [...] However, based on research we know that the name "garbage patch" is misleading and that there is no island of trash forming in the middle of the ocean." Quoted from the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration article.

First Saudi Woman to Climb Everest
May 18, 2013 | The Daily Star
Today, Raha Muharraq became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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