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2010-01-14 10:37:15

Climate scientists offer revised view of what influences water source for billions of people Harvard climate scientists suggest that the Tibetan Plateau"”thought to be the primary source of heat that drives the South Asian monsoon"”may have far less of an effect than the Himalayas and other surrounding mountains. As the monsoon brings needed rainfall and water to billions of people each year, understanding its proper origin, especially in the context of global climate change, is...

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2009-12-15 06:45:00

Black soot deposited on Tibetan glaciers has contributed significantly to the retreat of the world's largest non-polar ice masses, according to new research by scientists from NASA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Soot absorbs incoming solar radiation and can speed glacial melting when deposited on snow in sufficient quantities. Temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau -- sometimes called Earth's "third pole" -- have warmed by 0.3°C (0.5°F) per decade over the past 30 years, about...

2009-12-14 15:57:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Black soot deposited on Tibetan glaciers has contributed significantly to the retreat of the world's largest non-polar ice masses, according to new research by scientists from NASA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Soot absorbs incoming solar radiation and can speed glacial melting when deposited on snow in sufficient quantities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau --...

2009-11-25 02:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In a unique musical celebration of sharing in the name of peace, ccMixter.org music makers have joined remix artist Snowflake in the creation of a remarkable holiday album. Proudly published by ArtisTech Media as their first release since assuming operational responsibility for ccMixter.org, Peace of Winter unites an incredibly diverse community of music makers to produce a fresh new collection of tunes that capture the spirit of the holidays and the...

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2009-11-13 15:21:32

Cyclone Phyan broke a 43 year record when it made landfall north of the city of Mumbai, India during the evening hours on November 11. NASA's Aqua satellite captured Phyan's landfall with one instrument, and a day later, another of Aqua's instruments show the storm's remnants raining Tibet as Phyan continues to dissipate. Phyan is the first tropical cyclone to make an appearance in November in the Konkan region of India since 1996. The India Meteorological Department confirmed that the last...

2009-09-25 08:09:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- One HEART, a non-profit organization (NGO) dedicated to saving the lives of women and newborns around the world participated in the Clinton Global Initiative held in New York City. Arlene Samen, the executive director of One HEART, was among a group honored by President Clinton for her commitment to expand a proven maternal and newborn health model globally. In 1998, Arlene Samen founded One HEART, (Health, Education, and Research in Tibet) a...

2009-09-21 01:49:00

BEIJING, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Air China has seen a huge increase in Chinese tourists visiting Nepal. There are now 70 times more Chinese tourists visiting the country than in 2002, the year that Nepal became a tourist destination for Chinese people. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO ) Air China is the only airline that connects these two dream destinations, with flights between Lhasa, Tibet, and Kathmandu, Nepal -- a route that has been...

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2009-09-11 15:22:07

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. Their findings, published this week in the journal Science, help explain the formation of the world's largest mountain range, which is still growing. The researchers discovered that as the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates collide,...

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2009-08-18 12:10:00

A leading expert told Chinese state media on Tuesday that global warming could prove devastating for the Tibetan plateau, the world's third-largest store of ice, but it helps farming and tourism, AFP reported. The comment, from Qin Dahe, the former head of the China Meteorological Administration, was the only positive in an otherwise gloomy assessment of the impact that rising temperatures will have on Tibet, The China Daily newspaper reported. Qin, now a researcher with the Chinese Academy...

2009-08-06 11:31:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in the history of the National Civil Rights Museum's Freedom Award ceremonial presentation, two heralded events are scheduled to honor three individuals for their influence and commitment to peace, justice and equality. On September 23, the International Freedom Award sponsored by the Hyde Family Foundations, will be presented to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at a luncheon ceremony at the historic Peabody Hotel. The...


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Tibetan Antelope, Pantholops hodgsonii
2012-10-04 16:07:51

The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...

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2008-05-27 16:58:34

The Lhasa Apso is a hunting breed from Tibet originally bred to guard monasteries. The breed often barked a warning to its master until the master came to check on the intruder. The breed generally stands 10 to 11 inches tall and weighs 12 to 14 pounds. The breed should have muscular legs and a tail which is carried in a tight screw over the back. The Lhasa Apso has medium sized dark brown eyes and a black nose. Its coat is double layered. The coat can be nearly any color and is generally...

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2007-08-23 03:17:19

The Onager (Equus hemionus), is a large mammal belonging to the horse family. It is native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel, and Tibet. It is sometimes referred to as the half ass or Asian Wild Ass. There are six subspecies recognized, of which one is extinct and two endangered. Their range has contracted greatly under pressures of hunting and habitat loss. Onagers are a little larger than donkeys at about 640 pounds and 6.8 feet lengthwise. They are short-legged...

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2007-01-01 15:43:55

The Tibetan Macaque (Macaca thibetana), also known as Milne-Edwards' Macaque, is found in China, Tibet and Vietnam. This species lives in subtropical forests (mixed deciduous to evergreen) at altitude that range from 2,625 to 6,562 feet (800 to 2000 m). The Tibetan Macaque has a long dense brown fur with whiskers but a hairless face. The infants have silver and black fur that changes to its adult color at the age of two. Its diet consists mostly of fruit. It will also consume seeds, leaves,...

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