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  1. 'Evolutionary cradle' of Ice Age mammals in Tibet

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... older, or more, than any other woolly rhinos we have known. 'It's quite well preserved.' The rhino was found in Tibet's Zanda Basin in 2007. The area is rich in fossil beds, ... across a larger area during the recent ice ages, the researchers suggest that the Tibetan Plateau may have been their evolutionary cradle. 'Cold places, such as Tibet, the Arctic ...

  2. Tibet dam project faces risk of big earthquakes

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Powerful earthquakes and ethnic tension in a remote region of Tibet pose a threat to a controversial hydroelectric project on the most important river China shares with India, according to experts in the area's geology and population. The construction of the Zangmu hydroelectric project, the biggest in Tibet, has attracted international attention after Beijing ...

  3. Concern over Tibet tourism boom

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The number of tourists flocking to Tibet this year has exceeded its entire population, a year after the secluded region was linked to the rest of the world by railway ... night became visitor No3 million this year, making Tibet the first region on the mainland where annual visitors have outnumbered its own population, China News Service reported. Tibet is home ...

  4. Bloom and gloom: how glacier melt greens the desert but dries up Tibet

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Climate change is having profoundly different impacts on China's two westernmost regions, Tibet and Xinjiang. While Tibet is mired in a deepening drought, and will continue to suffer declining water resources in future years, the water table is on the rise in Xinjiang and the dry climate is gradually becoming more humid. Glaciers in Tibet have been melting ...

  5. Qinghai-Tibet plateau threatened by mice plague, scientist warns

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... because of excessive human activity. At the heart of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, the source of China's major rivers, overgrazing since the 1990s has meant one third of the grassland has been lost to a plague of the Daurian pika- Ochtona daurica pallas- a plant-eating rodent. And that plague has shown signs of worsening since the Qinghai-Tibet railway was built, according to Zhang ...

  6. First case in Tibet

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Mainland officials yesterday said a case of bird flu had been detected in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa- the first in the region. The case was confirmed by the National Bird Flu Reference Laboratory along with five new cases in Hubei province an ...

  7. India warns of Tibet lake overflow

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta New Delhi urged Beijing to act yesterday over a lake in Tibet that was pumping water into a river which burst its banks in India's Himachal Pradesh state ... helicopters to evacuate more people if the situation worsens,' Mr Duggal said. Indian officials said the lake in Tibet, formed by a landslide, feeds China's Parechu River, which in turn ...

  8. Deluge caused by intense winter on Tibet Plateau

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peggie Yuan This summer's devastating floods are the result of abnormal weather conditions in the country's south generated by excessive moisture on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ... Administration, said several factors had increased moisture in the south in the lead-up to the floods. 'More than usual amounts of snow and ice accumulated on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau during ...

  9. Fear and pain haunt a climate of change

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Scientists believe a switch in global weather patterns is responsible for the degradation of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. As a result, livelihoods and culture are under threat. Ray Cheung reports in the first of a four-part series from the remote area Tib ...

  10. India fears Beijing's dams will harm Brahmaputra

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of Tibet, the 7.5 billion yuan (HK$8.7 billion), 510 megawatt dam is meant to ease power shortages in central Tibet once completed in 2014, Xinhua said. But the announcement, which analysts say has underlined Beijing's ambition to tap the enormous hydropower potential in Tibet, has already raised quite a few eyebrows in both India and China. Top Indian diplomats, including External Affairs ...




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