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2007-12-03 11:05:00

China and India are becoming increasingly aware of the effects of rising temperatures. But though they are among the biggest contributors to the problem, both say they will not sign any climate change treaty that would slow the pace of their development.

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2007-03-27 15:36:01

The Himalaya, the “Roof of the World”, source of the seven largest rivers of Asia are, like other mountain chains, suffering the effects of global warming.

2006-07-06 00:18:47

By Y.P. Rajesh NATHU LA, China-India Border (Reuters) - Asian giants India and China opened a Himalayan pass to border trade on Thursday, 44 years after a brutal frontier war shut down the ancient route.

2006-05-10 07:41:28

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Maoist rebels in Nepal have seized seven people, including five policemen, the army said on Wednesday, despite recently declaring a three-month truce.

2006-03-06 03:10:00

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, has thrown a lifeline to India's dwindling tiger population after an emotional appeal to outlaw the trade in animal skins provoked an extraordinary reaction in his homeland.

2005-11-02 03:30:04

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A Congress party career politician takes over as chief minister of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, the first state leader from outside the valley heartland, the hotbed of the separatist revolt.

2005-11-02 03:30:56

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed at least four people in an attack on a busy highway in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday hours before a new chief minister was due to be sworn in, police said.

2005-10-26 13:51:44

By Thomas Atkins GENEVA (Reuters) - Half a billion dollars of new aid was pledged to rebuild earthquake-hit Pakistan on Wednesday after a U.N. fund-raising drive, but emergency cash to help survivors through winter snows fell far short of U.N. goals. The U.N.

2005-09-06 07:55:00

Imagine a world without drinking water. It's a scary thought, but scientists say the 40 percent of humanity living in South Asia and China could well be living with little drinking water within 50 years as global warming melts Himalayan glaciers, the region's main water source.

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2005-03-14 07:22:17

The shrinking of Himalayan glaciers could fuel an upswing in flooding in China, India and Nepal, before creating water shortages for hundreds of millions of people across the region, a leading environmental group warned Monday.


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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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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