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2011-12-05 13:05:02

Findings from the most comprehensive assessment to date on climate change, snow and glacier melt in Asia's mountainous Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region -- site of Mount Everest and many of the world's tallest peaks -- highlight the region's extreme vulnerability to climate change, as rising temperatures disturb the balance of snow, ice and water, threatening millions of mountain people and 1.3 billion people living downstream in Asia's major river basins. The findings, published in three...

2011-11-11 00:00:00

Melting glaciers, forest fires, floods and landslides threaten Nepalâs people and wildlife Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 A five-year program to reduce the impacts of a changing climate and threats to biodiversity and local people in Nepal, called Hariyo Ban, was launched this week in Kathmandu. The program, funded by USAID, is being led by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in partnership with a consortium of leading conservation organizations in Nepal â“...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One Peace Books announces Save the Himalayas: An Evening at the Rubin Museum of Art. Save the Himalayas will be held on November 16th, 2011 starting at 6:00 pm. The Rubin Museum of Art is located at 150 W. 17th Street, New York, New York. Rima Fujita, author of Save the Himalayas (ISBN: 978-1-935548-09-6, Hard Cover, 42 pages, Category: Children's Fiction) is the author of several books, including Wonder Talk, officially selected as recommended...

Mount Everest Could One Day Be Ice-free
2011-09-26 08:36:17

  Rapid climate change could soon leave Mount Everest ascenders with an ice-free climb, according to climbers and custodians of the world´s tallest mountain. An international mission, funded by the US and led by the Mountain Institute, was launched to gauge the effects of climate change in the Himalayas. What they discovered was that Mount Everest´s southern approach was losing its ice cover. Meeting in Katmandu to work out practical solutions from the threat of...

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2011-04-07 08:45:54

For many years, most scientists studying Tibet have thought that a very hot and very weak lower and middle crust underlies its plateau, flowing like a fluid. Now, a team of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is questioning this long-held belief and proposing that an entirely different mechanism is at play. "The idea that Tibet is more or less floating on a layer of partially molten crust is accepted in the research community. Our research proposes the opposite...

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2011-04-03 06:15:00

India should seriously consider the melting glaciers in the Tibetan plateau, as millions of Indians rely on the water that comes from this region, says the Dalai Lama. Chinese experts are quoted by the spiritual leader as saying that the Tibetan glaciers were receding faster than anywhere else in the world. "India, a free country, I think should express more serious concern, that's I think important. This is nothing to do with politics, just everybody's interest, including Chinese people...

2011-03-29 22:57:00

LHASA, Tibet, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonway Automobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jonway ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) will be showcasing 12 of their traditional gasoline A380 SUVs as they caravan through the Himalaya Mountains in an eight day expedition from Lhasa, Tibet to Katmandu in Nepal, starting April 1, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100708/SF32168LOGO-b) The caravan will take about three days to cross the Himalayas from Lhasa to Katmandu, and will...

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2011-01-25 10:25:00

A blanket of dust and rock debris is apparently shielding some glaciers in the world's highest mountain range from thawing, and varying wind patterns might explain why some are defying a melt. "Our study shows there is no uniform response of Himalayan glaciers to climate change and highlights the importance of debris cover," scientists at universities in Germany and the United States wrote in the study of 286 glaciers. Elsewhere in the Himalayas "more than 65 percent of the monsoon-influenced...

2010-10-05 09:10:00

SERVIR program brings satellite imagery, decision-support tools to Himalayan region WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have expanded their successful collaboration with international partners to launch an innovative, web-based environmental management system for the Himalayan region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The...

2010-09-16 20:54:59

India slides under Tibet, but how? During the collision of India with the Eurasian continent, the Indian plate is pushed about 500 kilometers under Tibet, reaching a depth of 250 kilometers. The result of this largest collision in the world is the world's highest mountain range, but the tsunami in the Indian Ocean from 2004 was also created by earthquakes generated by this collision. The clash of the two continents is very complex, the Indian plate, for example, is compressed where it...


Latest Himalayas Reference Libraries

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

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2008-05-05 23:33:38

The Yellow-throated Marten or Himalayan Marten (Martes flavigula), is a species of marten found in Asia. It ranges through the temperate mountainous forests of the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and East Asia, including the Russian Far East and the Korean Peninsula. It is generally solitary. It is distinguished from the Stone Marten by its large size and long limbs and tail; its tail makes up nearly half of the total body length. An adult may weigh as much as 7.5 pounds, and may be more than...

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