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2010-05-14 10:50:00

The head of the United Nation's climate change panel defended its case against an academic council charged with reviewing its research methods after a string of challenges to its findings.

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2010-01-20 14:00:00

Climate experts said Wednesday that a UN warning that Himalayan glaciers were melting faster than any other place in the world and may be gone by 2035 was not backed up by science.

2009-12-14 16:19:00

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA-led study has found new evidence that a "heat pump" effect, driven by emissions of soot, or black carbon, contributes as much (or more) to atmospheric warming in the Himalayas as greenhouse gases.

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2009-12-07 06:35:00

A billion people rely on Himalayan glaciers for water, but some experts say that they are melting swiftly, which might eventually cause droughts to plague parts of Asia.

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2009-11-10 14:55:03

Scientists were outraged on Tuesday over comments made by India’s environment minister, in which he denied a link between climate change and the melting Himalayan glaciers.

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2009-10-13 10:30:00

Increasing winter temperatures are causing the Himalayan glaciers in Kashmir to melt at an "alarming" rate, harming water supplies to areas of India and Pakistan, says a new study.

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2009-09-11 15:22:07

An international team of researchers has created the most complete seismic image of the Earth's crust and upper mantle beneath the rugged Himalaya Mountains, in the process discovering some unusual geologic features that may explain how the region has evolved.

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2009-07-25 06:40:00

The chasm further widened between rich and poor nations as dialogue centered on how to approach the climate change has turned into debate.

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2009-06-23 11:25:00

Researchers in Nepal are conducting the first ever field studies of Himalayan glacial lakes, which seem to be rising due to climate change.

2008-01-04 15:07:19

Hurricanes and tornadoes have seasons, but do earthquakes? They do in the Himalayas, and it's during the winter.


Latest Himalayan Reference Libraries

Himalayan Mayapple, Podophyllum hexandrum
2014-01-12 07:44:48

Podophyllum hexandrum is a plant species belonging to the Berberidaceae family. The species may also be referred to as the Himalayan mayapple or the Indian mayapple. Podophyllum hexandrum are native to the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. This particular plant species flourishes at lower elevations. Podophyllum hexandrum is a low growing plant. Its leaves may be described as drooping and lobed and they appear glossy and green in coloration. The Podophyllum hexandrum plant produces a pale...

Himalayan Relict Dragonfly, Epiophlebia laidlawi
2013-07-09 16:13:56

The Himalayan relict dragonfly (Epiophlebia laidlawi) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in the Eastern Himalayas, with a range that includes the Solokhumbu region and Nepal. It was once classified in the suborder Anisozygoptera due to its similarities to damselflies, but was found to be more closely related to dragonflies. The Himalayan relict dragonfly breeds in streams that can be found at elevations between 6,000 and 11,500 feet, but it is thought that it may also breed in...

2012-06-14 11:00:37

Symbol: RUGE Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Native Status: L48    I Distribution: RubusgeniculatusKaltenb. distribution:USA(VA) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons...

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2012-06-14 11:00:57

Symbol: RUEL3 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Native Status: HI    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 11:00:59

Symbol: RUELO Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Native Status: HI    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
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