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Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?

If concerted efforts are not made to recover two missing radiation detectors in the Himalayan ranges, another Chernobyl could erupt, poisoning two of Asia's biggest rivers, a Japanese filmmaker has warned. Yoichi Shimatsu, a former editor of Japan Times who now runs an independent document...

Top UK Surgeon Who Loved Himalayas is Dead

Robert Roaf, one of the world's leading spinal surgeons who was keenly interested in Buddhism and traveled to India in pursuit of his love for the Himalayas, has died at the age// of 93. Born in 1913, Roaf spent his early childhood in London and won a scholarship to Winchester College at the ag...

Disney’s New Attraction Showcases the Discoveries of the Himalayas Expeditio

At the Disney’s Animal Kingdom the scientists and the theme park people have come together to set up an environmental storyline. In this are featured the latest scientific discoveries// from the Himalayan expedition to China and Nepal. They have showcased an array of exotic plant and animal specie...

Blind Tibetan Teenagers Featured in Award-Winning Film, 'Blindsight,' Unite with Students from Junior Blind of America to Share Life Experiences

...duced by Robson Entertainment, Releasing Nationally in March 2008 Tells the Story of Six Blind Tibetan Teens Climbing a 23,000 Ft Mountain in the himalayas with Blind Climber Erik Weihenmayer LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Robson Entertainment and Junior Blind of America announced today that from ...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

...,000 person-years. * Rock climbing (36 deaths per 100,000 person-years) had a mortality rate about equivalent to clozapine, while climbing in the himalayas (13,000 per 100,000 person-years) had a higher risk of death than any of the drugs studied. * And, just as a curiosity, the researchers found tha...

Ganges River Dolphins Continue to Die in India

...sewage, rotting carcasses and industrial effluents that find their way into the Ganges during its 2,500-km-long journey across several states from the himalayas to the Bay of Bengal have also affected the dolphins, he said. The Ganges has already shifted its course near Patna. It now flows over two kil...

Bolivian Glacier Melts, Dangerously Fast

... are not to blame. And not just in Latin America alone, elsewhere too it is the same tragic story. Studies show snow and ice cover in the eastern himalayas has shrunk by about 30% since the 1970s. Melting glaciers have created lakes in the mountains, which could burst and cause widespread flooding. Of 150...

Act Now To Cleanse Highly Polluted River Hindon, Says Study

...fare through environmental protection. The report's author is Heather Lewis, an environmentalist from Britain. The Hindon originates in the lower himalayas in Saharanpur district and flows 260 km through six districts including Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautambudh Nagar, until its conf...

NCC To Sign Mou With UN For AIDS Awareness Programme

...dget allocation for NCC operations this year is Rs 402 crore. NCC has obtained a new aircraft Super Demona for training and 54 expeditions to the himalayas have been carried out from 1970. The NCC would obtain land for constructing NCC cities, to facilitate the location of all facilities, including select...

'Expedition Everest' Finds New Species

...t least 70 percent of their original vegetation. "Being part of the Mission himalayas team has given us all a renewed sense of hope for conservation efforts in t...led with rich biodiversity and the strong influence of Tibetan culture, the himalayas face great challenges from rapid social and economic development. In the Mo...
Himalayas in Biological News

Climate change could drive vast human migrations

...nd nations including the Maldives (pop. 300,000) are already considering prospects for total relocation. Ongoing melting of alpine glaciers in the himalayas will devastate the heavily irrigated farmlands of Asia by increasing floods and decreasing long-term water supplies. The glacier-fed basins of the Gan...

Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide

... effects of a warmer climate will lead to significant disruptions in the supply of water to highly populated regions of the world, especially near the himalayas in Asia and the Sierra Nevada Mountains of the western United States, according to an international group of scientists who met for three days at the ...

Straw bale house survives violent shaking at earthquake lab

...ovative design for straw bale houses she has been building since 2006 throughout the northwest frontier provinces of Pakistan, in the foothills of the himalayas between Pakistani tribal areas and Kashmir. Her design uses bales as structural and load-bearing components rather than just insulation as in other st...

Stanford scientists find new solutions for the arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia

...inding a study site Arsenic-laden rocks in the himalayas feed into four major river systems: the Mekong, Ga...he Brahmaputra River. "All the chemistry up in the himalayas is similar," Fendorf added. "The transport down th...vered that arsenic flowing down the river from the himalayas sticks to rust particles called iron oxides. Upon ...

'Himalaya -- Changing Landscapes' photo exhibition draws attention to the impacts of climate change

...he two poles. Warming temperatures cause rapid melting of the glaciers, severely affecting the people downstream. Ten river systems originating in the himalayas bring water to a mountain population of around 200 million, while the vast water basins downstream are home to a further 1.3 billion people. In total ...

Climate change could be impetus for wars, other conflicts, expert says

...regions vulnerable to drought was expected to rise. Water supplies stored in glaciers and snow cover in major mountain ranges such as the Andes and himalayas also are expected to decrease, he said. "Most critical for human survival are water and food, which are sensitive to changing climatic conditions,"...

Tigers disappear from Himalayan refuge

...aphanta is undoubtedly linked to the powerful global mafia that controls illegal wildlife trade," said Jon Miceler, managing director of WWF's Eastern himalayas Program. "The evidence suggests that Nepal's endangered tigers are increasingly vulnerable to this despicable trade that has already emptied several I...

Nations and conservation groups seek plan to protect 'Ghost of the Himalayas'

...nd discuss successful community-based initiatives. Speakers include Dr. George Schaller of WCS, who conducted seminal studies of snow leopards in the himalayas more than 35 years ago, and took the first-ever photographs of wild snow leopards in 1971. An estimated 3,500 to 7,000 snow leopards live in the r...

AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 6, 2007

...r and an increase in dust in the core's yearly ice layers indicate that the himalayas experienced a decrease in marine and an increase in continental air masses....monsoon since about AD 1400. Previously published records from south of the himalayas indicate a strengthening of the monsoon since this time. The authors hypoth...

Older climbers face uphill battle on Mount Everest

...at the influence of age and gender on success and death rates. Much of the data come from Elizabeth Hawley, who chronicled climbing expeditions in the himalayas and for four decades conducted interviews that provided a large historical archive of mountaineering information. The analysis found virtually no ...
Himalayas in Biological Technology

NSF grants bolster integrative graduate study at UW-Madison

...tween the natural and social sciences. Meanwhile, the CALS project will target biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in the eastern himalayas of southwest China, the site of a long-term collaboration between UW-Madison and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Most of the major challenges of biod...
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