SYDNEY: Growing sea ice surrounding Antarctica could prompt scientists to consider relocating research stations on the continent, according to the operations manager of the Australian Antarctic Div

"Coping with Climate Change”, an e-book from Gene Campaign edited by Suman Sahai, is an information resource which deals with impact of climate change on sectors relevant to rural communities in India.

The mountains of Africa provide water and food, rich biodiversity, recreational areas

International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) on Wednesday announced the title of its upcoming conference: "Mountain people adapting to change: solutions beyond boundaries bridg

The latest report of the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee has calculated that on an average a mountaineer left behind 65 kg of burnable trash in the Everest region in 2013.

"During our [1984 Indian] Everest Expedition we saw how Sir Edmund Hillary has worked in that area.

Environmentalists in Sri Lanka warn of severe environmental degradation in the island's main catchment area of Sri Pada mountain.

Litterbugs, beware: Nepal is making new rules to persuade trekkers to clean up after themselves on Mount Everest, in the hopes of clearing the tons of rubbish now clogging the world’s highest peak.

Everest climbers will each be made to carry at least 8kg (18lb) of rubbish back with them on the way down, under new rules to eradicate a growing garbage problem on the world’s highest peak.

A Planning Commission panel recently recommended allocation of 2 per cent of annual gross budgetary support (to the Twelfth Plan) per year to the 11 Himalayan states, including seven in the Northeast. The amount, at current levels would work out to be about Rs 10,000 crore, to be earmarked for balance period of the Twelfth Plan.

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