Mountain guardian wins Stanford’s top environmental award

Aug 08 2019 | 04:06:14
Aisha Khan, winner of the 2019 Stanford Bright Award, combats climate change while promoting economic resilience in the high-altitude mountain regions of Pakistan.BY TAYLOR KUBOTAIn 2001, Aisha Khan took her first trekking trip in northern Pakistan’s Karakoram range, the grand, glacier-filled home of K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. While on her trek, Khan saw that tourism in the area had produced a shocking amount of pollution – and she was determined to do something about it.                                      Read More: