Environment And Nature

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

Sri Lanka to get $3.9B oil refinery next to Chinese-run port

Mar 19, 2019

Officials in Sri Lanka say a Singapore-based company and the government of Oman have pledged to build a $3.9 billion oil refinery next to a Chinese-controlled port that will be the largest foreign investment ever for the Indian Ocean island nation

Italian envoy confirms deaths of 2 climbers in Pakistan

Mar 9, 2019

Italy's ambassador to Pakistan has confirmed the deaths of two European mountain climbers missing on Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-tallest mountain

Pakistan: Search for 2 missing European climbers called off

Mar 6, 2019

Search called off for 2 European climbers missing more than a week on world's ninth-highest mountain in Pakistan

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