Environment And Nature

Lonely Planet's top destination suffers a blow after blasts

May 16, 2019

Sri Lanka was the Lonely Planet guide's top travel destination for 2019, but since the Easter attacks on churches and luxury hotels, foreign tourists have fled

Strong cyclone lashes east India, impacts Asian subcontinent

May 3, 2019

Cyclone Fani has torn through India's eastern coast as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and wind gusting up to 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour and affecting weather as far away as Mount Everest

India prepares for 'extremely severe' Bay of Bengal cyclone

May 2, 2019

Indian authorities have evacuated hundreds of thousands of people along the eastern coast ahead of a cyclone moving through the Bay of Bengal

Malaysia climber in hospital after 2 days alone on Annapurna

Apr 26, 2019

A Malaysian mountain climber is being treated in a hospital in Nepal's capital after being stranded for nearly two days alone near the summit of Annapurna

Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas

Apr 19, 2019

An ace mountaineer and the widows of two guides are preparing to climb Everest to raise awareness of their ethnic Sherpa community whose hard work makes it possible for foreigners to reach summit

3 killed, 4 injured in Nepal plane crash near Mount Everest

Apr 15, 2019

At least 3 people have been killed and 4 injured after a small plane crashed into a parked helicopter during takeoff at the only airport in Nepal's Everest region

Poll workers journey to reach India's most remote voters

Apr 13, 2019

The figures that have been thrown around in the Indian general election are bulging with zeroes: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters and 1 million polling booths

UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids' lives, future

Apr 5, 2019

A report by the U.N. children's agency says the lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the impact of floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change

US scientists to climb Everest, collect data on climate

Mar 27, 2019

A team of American scientists is heading to the Mount Everest region to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayas and glaciers that are melting due to global warming

Sri Lanka tests artificial rains to avoid power cuts

Mar 22, 2019

A spokesman says Sri Lanka has successfully conducted a test on artificial rains in the tea-growing mountain region where hydroelectric power is generated, in a bid to avoid possible power cuts during the dry season

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