Snow leopards have three primary genetic clusters differentiated by their geographical location.
A scientist has engineered a way to possibly solve the problems of glacial melting in the Himalayas through artificial glacier towers called an ice stupa. The continuous glacial melting in the Himalayas has created a problem regarding water sources being scarce, which farms and wildlife strongly depend on.
It was October 27 when a terrifying quake hit Italy. This was the second event that followed another deadly quake earlier this year. Then, the world was surprised when an earthquake hit Christchurch in New Zealand, sending people to alarm when it was estimated to be followed by a tsunami. Just hours after the quake in New Zealand, another very strong tremor was felt in South America. The question in everyone's minds is: what could have caused these tremors? And the most important of all is, are they all related?
The dangers of climate change were successfully avoided by Nepal by draining part of a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest. The melting of the Himalayan glaciers due to global warming has reached an alarming rate, creating huge glacial lakes that pose an active threat to surrounding mountain communities.
Pilgrims trekking to a sacred cave in the Himalayas this July and August can expect hi-tech security measures including drone cameras. Amarnath Yatra, a Hindu pilgrimage, involves a risky mountain trek, with additional threat of danger from guerilla attacks.
The Ruasi fault line in the Himalayas can potentially cause an 8 magnitude earthquake and it can displace 1.5 million people living near the fault line.
An earthquake that starts out in one spot could more easily than thought leap to a nearby fault and create double earthquakes, as happened in Pakistan in 1997, says a new study. This could have impacts for Los Angeles.
A new species of bird named the Himalayan Forest Thrush was recently found in India and China. Researchers say these birds sing a much more musical song than their closest relatives in the area.
Climate change, land use and population growth are threatening the availability of water sources in the Himalaya Mountain basins.
Mount Everest's glaciers may disappear almost entirely by the year 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new study warns.
In a bizarre turn of events, human feces of all things is threatening Mount Everest, causing pollution and possibly spreading disease on the world's highest peak, officials announced Tuesday.
Migrating bar-headed geese are known for their incredible, no doubt tiring journeys, and new research shows that these birds save energy by riding on a Himalayan roller coaster.
Researchers have just recently discovered evidence of an ancient canyon buried deep in south Tibet, rewriting the history of how the Himalayas came to be, according to a new study.
More than 360 different songbird species are unique to the Eastern Himalayas, most of which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. A new study details how exactly this came to be, and why the region's impressive avian diversity makes it an exceptionally important habitat for study.