Latest Himalayas Stories
Climate scientists offer revised view of what influences water source for billions of people.
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.
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.
A Chinese official said Monday that scientists have begun operating an earthquake monitoring station at the foot of Mount Everest in an effort to learn more about the world's highest peak.
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.
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.
In the small village of Dengboche at the foot of Nepalâ€™s Himalayas, residents have watched for years as a glacier-fed lake has continued to grow, an undeniable sign that the glacier is gradually melting.
The effects of climate change on Nepal will mean more suffering for millions of people living in extreme poverty, an international aid agency said. Nepal already is experiencing poor harvests and water shortages in rural areas, an Oxfam report said.
More than 350 new species including the worldâ€™s smallest deer, a flying frog, a 100 million-year old gecko, and the first new monkey to have been discovered in over a century have been found in the last ten years located in the Eastern Himalayas.
Researchers in Nepal are conducting the first ever field studies of Himalayan glacial lakes, which seem to be rising due to climate change.
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...
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