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  1. The oldest of furry rhinos

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... jaw in the Himalayas in 2007. Their study has been published in the current issue of Science. This rhino, they say, is at least a million years older than others found before. Older than expected Researchers in the Himalayas have uncovered a woolly rhinoceros a million years older than the ones that roamed Europe and Asia in the ice age. Source: Britannica Encyclopaedia ...

  2. Fragile and in need of protection

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm When the long-anticipated train service to Lhasa begins on Saturday, it will affect the entire Himalayan region, not only Tibet. So, Beijing must recognise that this area possesses a vast and important resource- its unique topography and cu ...

  3. The big squeeze

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty What is China up to beyond the highest Himalayas? Reports from a variety of sources, including official Chinese websites, say that Beijing is embarking on a series of dams ... published a report 'Mountains of Concrete: dam building in the Himalayas' in December 2008, expressing concern about the adverse consequences of big-dam building on the global climate. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Climate expert Richard Muller urges China to use more gas

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... on Climate Change report in 2007 that had no referee, that the Himalayas could lose their ice by 2035. "When you show images of polar bears dying, it grabs attention, but it's also ...

  5. global warming

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... d. Arctic glaciers 3 What major mountain range is partially located in Nepal? a. Salt Range b. Himalayas c. Khingan Mountains d. Vidhya range 4 What is the 'Asian brown cloud'? a. ...

  6. Warning from the highest source

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Asia's future water supplies. Glaciers hold about 70 per cent of the world's fresh water. The Himalayas and other parts of the Tibetan Plateau have the largest concentration ... in India and Pakistan. Of all the mountain chains in the area, the Himalayas have the biggest glacier cover, amounting to nearly 35,000 sq km. Xinhua said last month Chinese scientists had reported ...

  7. China could become top air polluter next year

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... is actually more serious than the energy issue,' said Dr Yang. 'The Himalayas provide water for a quarter of the Asian people, including Chinese.' China needs cheap energy and coal ...

  8. Asia must spend wisely to protect poor from climate risks

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Haruhiko Kuroda Rising, warming and increasingly acidic seas threaten the very survival of Pacific island countries. The retreat of glaciers and snowfields in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau jeopardise these 'water towers' on which one billion Asians depend during the dry season and drought years. More than 450million Asians live within the low-elevation coastal ...

  9. Bonanza for birdwatchers as seven new species arrive

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... the mainland and Indonesia, while the brown noddy is a tern that normally lives in tropical areas and northern Australia. Rosy pipits live in the Himalayas and northern India. The four new species seen ...

  10. Kashmir's Dal Lake in its death throes

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Dal Lake- the most famous lake in Indian-administered Kashmir- is shrinking and dying. Popular with tourists who enjoy rides in gondola-style boats with the snow-peaked Himalayas surrounding them on three sides, the lake is regarded as a national asset. But it is being choked to death by the pressure of human settlements, human sewage, rubbish from ...




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