Jafra along with his two brothers crouch down in a field to pick through blades of grass, they have traveled five days by foot to a Himalayan meadow inside Nepal’s Dolpa district. They came, just as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity from the high-altitude soil: the […]
On March 3, Sonam Tshering, a Buddhist monk, was sentenced to three years in prison in the Himalayan nation of Bhutan. His crime
The glaciers in the Himalayas are receding quicker than those in other parts of the world and could disappear altogether by 2035 according to the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. The result of this deglaciation could be conflict as Himalayan glacial runoff has an essential role in the economies, agriculture and even religions of the regions countries.
For nearly a week now, Spaniard Oscar Pérez has been alone on the wall of ice and rock that is Latok II. The 33-year-old mountaineer fell while attempting to summit the notoriously difficult peak in northeast Pakistan’s Karakorum range, breaking his leg and possibly his wrist.
NASA and Japan improved our world view this week, or at least our view of the world. The American space agency and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have released a new digital topographic map of Earth that accurately portrays more of our planet than ever before.