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MIT scientists have transformed spinach into sensors that can detect explosives within minutes. (File Photo)

Environment News

Plants are ideally suited for monitoring the environment because they already take in a lot of information from their surroundings, said Michael Strano, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Massive and Mysterious Ice Fall in Tibet

Environment News

On July 17, 2016, a huge stream of ice and rock tumbled down a narrow valley in the Aru Range of Tibet.

Map of Sichuan-Tibet Railway (still being constructed). Photo: File

Environment News

Dharamshala — China's state-run media recently claimed that, China is going to build a second railway running through Tibet, so called the Sichuan-Tibet railway.

They evaluated relationships between egg intake and coronary heart disease in 2,76,000 participants and stroke in 3,08,000 participants.

Health

"Eggs do have many positive nutritional attributes, including antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation," said lead researcher Dominik Alexander.

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are a vector for the proliferation of the Zika virus. Felipe Dana/AP

Health

Mosquito season is here, and as the threat of Zika virus rises in the U.S., people in affected areas need to arm themselves, health officials say. The illness is spread by mosquitoes and some bug sprays can help.

Kalon Dr Tsering Wangchuk, Minister of the Department of Health, Central Tibetan Administration. Photo: TDT

Health

Dharamshala — Health Kalon Dr Tsering Wangchuk issued a statement commenting on progress so far and challenges ahead in the fight against malaria in the Tibetan settlements located in Malaria endemic region, such as Odisha, Mainpat, Miao, Tezu, Tuting and Bhandara.

A deadly avalanche in western Tibet: On July 17, more than 70 million tons of ice broke off from the Aru glacier in the mountains of western Tibet and tumbled into a valley below, taking the lives of nine nomadic yak herders living there. To perform a kind of forensic analysis of the avalanche, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences joined with glaciologists from The Ohio State University; They concluded that the cause of the avalanche was likely climate change. Photo by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, courtesy of The Ohio State University.

Glaciers & Ice Caps

Dharamshala — A deadly avalanche that dumped 70 million tons of ice into a valley below the mountains of western Tibet this summer was likely the result of climate change, researchers warn.

The massive ice avalanche in Rutong county, Tibet, covered 10 square kilometres with its debris. Photo: Jibiao Zong

Glaciers & Ice Caps

Climate change could be to blame for Tibetan tragedy. One of the world's largest documented ice avalanches is flummoxing researchers.

The magestic yak is the largest animal on the Tibetan Plateau [image courtesy ICIMOD]

Glaciers & Ice Caps

Interbreeding with cows of Gilgit-Baltistan, or yaks of Tibet, could help revive the animal’s population.

(NASA via Associated Press)

Climate Change

Global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their preindustrial levels within the next 15 years, according to a new scientific study, crossing the first threshold under the Paris climate agreement and placing the world at a potentially dangerous level of climate change.

DIIR Kalon Dicki Choyyang, the Chief Guest on the second day of the 5th All India Tibet Support Groups Conference, felicitating Dr. N.K Trikha, National Convener, Core Group for Tibetan Cause, in Guwahati, 03 November 2015. Photo: DIIR

Climate Change

Guwahati, Assam — "Make Tibet a key issue in any global climate change conference," a senior Tibetan official said Tuesday,  during a two-day All-India Tibet Support Group Meeting for the peaceful solution of the issue of Tibet.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Photo: File

Climate Change

Dharamshala — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, sent a message to the COP21 international climate conference, to be held in Paris, from 30 November to 11 December underlining that "our world is our only home, environment is the responsibility of the entire humanity."

The wildlife discovered by scientists in the fragile eastern Himalayas includes a blue "walking snakehead fish" (above) which can breathe air, survive on land for four days and slither up to 400m on wet ground.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Green & Clean

New Delhi -- A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Tibet has the most abundant water resources in China, reaching 439.4 billion cubic metres, 60 times the country's per capita level. Photo: Reuters

Green & Clean

Chinese authorities in Beijing claim that they will set up a natural drinking water industry in Tibet at a cost of more than USD 6 billion in the next three to five to tap the Himalayan region's high- quality and abundant fresh water resources.

An aerial view depicting the denuded hillsides along a river in Kham. This type of uncontrolled timber harvest leads to devastating landslides and floods. [John Ackerly]

Green & Clean

"Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will we realize that money cannot be eaten." Cree Indian Prophecy.