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2012-07-09 17:24:09

Resting in the Karakoram Range between northern Pakistan and western China, the Karakoram glaciers are stumping scientists. Unlike most mountain glaciers, the Karakoram glaciers, which account for 3 percent of the total ice-covered area in the world, excluding Greenland and Antarctica, are not shrinking. On the contrary, a team of French glaciologists has recently confirmed that these glaciers on average have remained stable or may have even grown slightly in recent years. Although all...

Asian Glaciers Bulk Up, Confusing Researchers
2012-04-16 11:28:30

Bucking the global trend, some Asian glaciers on Karakoram´s mountains are getting thicker, according to researchers. A French team used satellite images to show that the Karakoram glaciers, located west of the Himalayan region, were putting on mass. It is still unclear why these glaciers are gaining weight. The glaciers in other parts of the Himalayas are following the global trend and losing mass. The glaciers in this region remain poorly studied, despite the fact they provide...

2011-04-29 10:15:00

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- K2 Global Consulting has completed its assignment for the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (the "Claims Conference") working on its immediate response to a fraud carried out against the organization. The Claims Conference, headquartered in New York with offices in Frankfurt and Tel Aviv, is responsible for disbursing compensation to Holocaust survivors on behalf of the German government. The Claims Conference discovered...

2011-03-24 11:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning Microsoft IT consulting firm Catapult Systems today announced that Joseph Dunagan, one of the company's senior consultants, was recently named a member of the exclusive K2 Insiders community. Based in Catapult Systems' Washington D.C. office, Dunagan has spent over 15 years solving complex IT issues for a variety of companies. Now as a K2 Insider he joins a select international community of technology experts who regularly share...

2010-03-03 13:16:57

ST. LOUIS "“ In the last month, Anthony Scalzo, M.D., professor of toxicology at Saint Louis University, has seen nearly 30 cases involving teenagers who were experiencing hallucinations, severe agitation, elevated heart rate and blood pressure, vomiting and, in some cases, tremors and seizures. All of these teens had smoked a dangerous, yet legal substance known as K2 or "fake weed." According to Scalzo, K2, an unregulated mixture of dried herbs, is growing in popularity because it is...

2008-08-05 21:00:08

By Larry Altman If it wasn't for a mistake, Hermosa Beach resident Nick Rice might be among the dead climbers on K2 in Pakistan. The 23-year-old adventurer who attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach was boiling water on Friday and spilled some of the liquid on his socks. It meant he had to stay behind to let them dry and catch up later with the rest of the expedition in the bitter cold. Eleven of his colleagues attempting to reach the 28,250-foot summit of the world's...

2008-08-05 09:00:19

By Stephen Graham Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A helicopter plucked two frostbitten Dutch climbers from K2 on Monday after an avalanche and exposure left at least 11 people presumed dead on the world's second-highest mountain. An Italian who was also stranded made his way down the slope with a rescue team after telling a colleague, "I am surely not going to give up now." One of the rescued men, Wilco Van Rooijen, blamed mistakes in preparation for the final ascent -- not just...

2008-08-05 06:00:14

By Jane Perlez and Salman Masood Michael Wilson contributed reporting from New York. * At least 11 climbers died on K2, the world's second-highest mountain, after an avalanche struck them on a steep gully at a height of about 8,200 meters, just below the summit, the Pakistani military said Monday. Three of those killed were Nepalese, three were South Korean, two were Pakistani, one was Spanish, one was French and one was Irish, a military spokesman, Major Farooq Feroz Khan, said by...


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