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Latest Rongbuk glacier Stories

2014-09-09 23:00:40

Mt. Everest, the hottest attraction in Tibet, is seeing the peak tourism season.

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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.

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2010-07-17 06:15:00

New photos taken from the same spot that British climber George Mallory captured on camera in 1921 show significant ice loss.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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