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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.
Melting glaciers, forest fires, floods and landslides threaten Nepalâ€™s people and wildlife Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
India should seriously consider the melting glaciers in the Tibetan plateau, as millions of Indians rely on the water that comes from this region.
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 be...
A blanket of dust and rock debris is apparently shielding some glaciers in the worldâ€™s highest mountain range from thawing, and varying wind patterns might explain why some are defying a melt.
SERVIR program brings satellite imagery, decision-support tools to Himalayan region WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the U.S.
India slides under Tibet, but how?
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...
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...