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After a long gap, scientists in Nepal have embarked on the first field studies of Himalayan glacial lakes, some of which are feared to be swelling dangerously due to global warming.

2009-06-23

 Himalaya glacier lake global warming flood Nepal
Nepal is to hold a cabinet meeting on Mount Everest to highlight the threat global warming poses to glaciers.
 toread Mount Everest Nepal government incredible
They agreed that the world's highest mountain - which traverses the border of the two countries - should be recognised as being 8,848m tall. ... But geologists say that the estimates of both countries over the height of Mount Everest could be wrong. They say that the mountain is becoming higher as India is gradually pushed beneath China and Nepal because of shifting continental plates. In May 1999 an American team used GPS technology...

2010-04-08

 geology Mount Everest China Nepal GPS growth
Gyani Maiya Sen, a 75-year-old woman from western Nepal, can perhaps be forgiven for feeling that the weight of the world rests on her shoulders. She is the only person still alive in Nepal who fluently speaks the Kusunda language. The unknown origins and mysterious sentence structures of Kusunda have long baffled linguists.

2012-05-12

 language language isolate Nepal extinction tribe