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Experts explore reasons for glacier collapses in Tibet

22 August 2017

by Joydeep Gupta Last year, two glaciers collapsed in quick succession. Experts studying the events on the ground and with satellite imagery say they may have been caused by climate change Images of Dongru glacier in central Tibet before and after the collapse on July 17 2016. (Image courtesy: Tian [read more]

South Asia’s pollution spreads to Tibet

28 September 2016

New research shows how haze from Nepal and India travels over the Himalayas, causing pollution spikes on northern slopes of Everest and central Tibet Wang Yang: In the past, the remoteness and high elevation of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau was believed to protect the vast expanse of land from [read more]