Showing posts with label Tibet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tibet. Show all posts

Monday, May 14, 2018

China's largest salt lake hits record size during dry season

Qinghai Lake
The area of Qinghai Lake, China's largest salt lake, reached 4,432.69 square km during the dry season, an expansion of 7.31 square km compared with last year.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

 Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa
A fire broke out at the most important shrine in Tibetan Buddhism - the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa.

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Climate change affecting lake on Roof of the World

fragile ecosystem of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Qinghai Lake - China's largest inland saltwater lake - completely froze over in late January, two weeks later than normal. Experts said the delay signals the growing effect of global warming on the fragile ecosystem of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Powerful 6.5-Magnitude Quake Hits Southwestern China

Powerful 6.5-Magnitude Quake Hits Southwestern China
A 6.5 earthquake magnitude occurred on Tuesday in the Sichuan province in southwestern China, the Chinese Seismological Center reported.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Tibet bans crossing of nature reserve

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has banned visitors from passing through a state nature reserve to access other areas, as an environmental protection measure.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

China Considering Creating World’s Biggest National Park on Tibetan Plateau

China is considering creating a huge new national park on the territory of the entire Tibetan plateau in order to secure “the last piece of pure land.”

Monday, January 09, 2017

China to set up gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet

China is working to set up the world's highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet Autonomous Region to detect the faintest echoes resonating from the universe, which may reveal more about the Big Bang.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Tibet Plateau reports 99 new lakes in last four decades

 Climate change researchers working across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau say rapid warming has resulted in the formation of 99 new lakes and "extensive" lake expansion over the last four decades.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tibet detects 672 geothermal sites. China's geothermal energy potential could replace coal in energy consumption.

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has detected 672 geothermal sites with a combined power generation potential of 800,000 kilowatts in a new survey.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Tibet sees record number of air passengers in 2015

Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China saw a record 3.63 million air passengers in 2015, up 15.2 percent from the previous year, regional civil aviation statistics show.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Tibetan Government in-Exile wants Tibetan eco-system protected

The Tibetan Government in-Exile today called upon the United Nations, the Chinese government and the international community to protect the fragile eco-system and environment of the Tibetan plateau – the roof of the world.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Tibetan PM in-exile warns impact in Northeast from dams built by China in Tibet

Tibetan prime minister in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Monday has warned dam construction in Tibet by China is set to have serious ecological and livelihood implications due to alteration of water flow through Brahmaputra in Northeast.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Climate change: Tibet sees receding glaciers, shrinking permafrost

The Tibetan plateau, home to the third largest store of ice that feeds Asia’s six great rivers, is highly vulnerable to climate change, researchers say, warning that over two-thirds of the glaciers could disappear by 2050.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Swelling lake threatens endangered wildlife, infrastructure

A major salt lake on northwest China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has more than tripled in size for years due to climate change, posing a threat to local infrastructure and animals living nearby.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Hundreds of New Species Found in Eastern Himalayas

A new report on wildlife in the Eastern Himalayas says researchers in the area have discovered more than 200 new species, including "walking" fish and a  “sneezing monkey" in the last 6 years.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Tibetan antelopes migrate early as sign of climate change

Pregnant Tibetan antelopes have began their annual migration to birthing grounds in the heart of northwest China's Hoh Xil nature reserve 10 days earlier than normal, according to the reserve's management bureau.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rain, snow to hit quake-affected regions in Tibet

Rain and snow will hit quake-affected regions in Tibet again on Tuesday, complicating the rescue work there, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast on Monday.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tibet's glaciers retreat. The melting glaciers will inevitably lead to ecological and environmental change.

Since the 1950s, China's glaciers have retreated by about 7,600 square kilometers; around 18 percent. An average of 247 square kilometers of glacial ice has disappeared every year.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Tibetans in Yunnan Give Up Wearing Animal Skins, Burn Valuable Furs (VIDEO)

[Radio Free Asia]
Tibetan villagers living in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan have marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year by vowing to give up the wearing of animal furs and by burning those already in their possession, sources said.

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