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Climate Change Affecting Himalayas
2012-02-29 05:48:43

Apa Sherpa, who holds the record for climbing Mount Everest a total of 21 times, has noticed a change on the world’s largest peak. He has noticed that snow and ice are disappearing from the mountain making it difficult to climb.

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.

2010-10-05 09:25:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development have expanded their successful collaboration with international partners to launch an innovative, web-based environmental management system for the Himalaya region.

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.

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2010-10-05 09:35:00

NASA has launched a new system which will help experts keep an eye on the impact of climate change in the Himalayan Mountains, an important source of water for more than a million people.

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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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2009-06-23 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.

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2009-04-01 12:45:00

Conservationists are concerned whether climate change might have played a role in the forest fires in many of Nepal's national parks and conserved areas this dry season.


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