How climate change forced early Tibetans to modify lifestyle

Solving a 4,000-year-old archaeological mystery, researchers have found that climate change may be responsible for the abrupt collapse of civilisation on the fringes of the Tibetan Plateau around 2000 BC.

How humans colonised the Tibetan plateau

After several failed attempts to negotiate the tough terrain of the Tibetan plateau, farming cold-tolerant barley helped humans adapt to year-round living at higher altitudes some 3,600 years ago, says a new research.

Ancient buried canyon in Tibet unearthed

An ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo river in south Tibet has been found.

Why Himalayan Karakoram Range glaciers are expanding, not melting mystery finally solved
Why Himalayan Karakoram Range glaciers are expanding, not melting mystery finally solved

A new research has resolved the " Karakoram anomaly ," where glaciers have remained stable and even increased in mass while many glaciers nearby have receded.

Mystery behind the stable Karakoram glaciers unveiled
Mystery behind the stable Karakoram glaciers unveiled

After years of remaining a subject of mystery the reason behind the Kararoram glaciers' stability has finally been revealed.

 Snail shells reveal rise, fall of Tibetan Plateau
Snail shells reveal rise, fall of Tibetan Plateau

A new study of snail shells has revealed that the high-rise Tibetan Plateau is much lower than it used to be.

Asian monsoon at least 15mn yrs older than previously thought
Asian monsoon at least 15mn yrs older than previously thought

A new study has found that Asian monsoon actually started 40 million years ago than previously thought.

Snails help scientists investigate rise, fall of Tibetan Plateau
Snails help scientists investigate rise, fall of Tibetan Plateau

A new research has helped scientists investigate the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau by using snail shells.

Tibetan plateau getting hotter, glaciers shrinking rapidly: Report

In an alarming discovery, a comprehensive environmental assessment of the Tibetan Plateau has found that the region is getting hotter, wetter and more polluted, threatening its fragile eco-systems and those who rely on them.

Tibetan Plateau served as cradle of evolution for cold-adapted mammals: Study

A new study suggests that the advance and retreat of the ice sheets millions of years ago had a profound influence in the evolution and geographic distribution of many animals, including those that live today in the Arctic regions.

Glaciers in Tibetan Plateau shrink 15% due to global warming: Report

Glaciers in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in western China have shrunk by 15 per cent over the past three decades and the situation could worsen in future due to global warming, according to Chinese scientists.

`Everest glaciers in Tibet have shrunk due to warming`

Glaciers on Mount Everest in Tibet have shrunk by 10 per cent over the past 40 years due to global warming, a Chinese researcher said Wednesday, warning that climate change has impacted the plateau.

Tibetan Plateau longer than previously thought

New York: In a major find, scientists have determined that parts of Tibetan Plateau, the world`s largest, highest, and flattest plateau, were some 965 km longer than previously documented.

`Tibetan Plateau was larger than previously believed 40mn years ago`

Geologists have determined that the Tibetan Plateau-the world`s largest, highest, and flattest plateau-had a larger initial extent than was previously documented.

World highest altitude swimming race kicks off

The fourth International Limit Challenging Race of Winter Swimming across Yellow River started in China`s Qinghai Province Sunday.

Karmapa asks China, India to help save Tibetan plateau

The 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the third most important Tibetan religious head, Tuesday called on China and India to help save its environment.

Yangtze River is at least 23 million years old: Study

Yangtze - the world`s third longest river - located in China, is at least 23 million years old, an international team of scientists has found.

How collision between India, Eurasia formed Tibetan Plateau

It is well understood that the collision between India and Eurasia led to the formation of the Tibetan Plateau that has an average elevation of 5 km and a much thickened crust.

Tibetan Plateau `may be older than thought`

The rise of one of the highest and flattest places on the planet – the Tibetan Plateau, in China’s Sichuan province, began much earlier than thought, a new study has suggested.

China tests J-10 fighters near borders with India

China has conducted a massive military exercise in the high altitude Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, close to disputed borders with India.