Tibetan plateau deteriorating, says report

Tibetan plateau deteriorating, says report

The Tibetan plateau is deteriorating owing to the Chinese government's policies of re-shaping the landscape of Earth's highest and largest plateau, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), a global advocacy group, said on Wednesday.

Glacier on Tibetan plateau retreating: Report

 Glacier on the Tibetan plateau has been retreating since the 20th century due to rising temperature, and at a faster speed since 1990s, a report on the environmental change in the region said on Wednesday.

Yellow River sediment find suggests revision of Earth's climate history

 A new Yellow River sediment research has revealed some unexpected information about Earth's climate history.

Super grain quinoa flourishes on Tibetan plateau

Called the "super grain" for its qualities, quinoa is flourishing along the banks and valleys of the Lhasa and Yarklungtsangpo rivers, despite a lasting drought on the Roof of the World.

Quakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia

Using 3D supercomputer simulations of earthquake data, scientists have found hidden rock structures deep under East Asia.

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.