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August 21, 2017
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Himalayan powerhouses: how Sherpas have evolved superhuman energy efficiency

Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests a new study led by University of Cambridge and UCL researchers, published in the Proceedings of … Continue reading

May 19, 2015
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Satelliten – zuverlässige Quelle für die Erdbeobachtung

Wie entwickelt sich die Ozonschicht, wie verteilen sich Spurengase in der Atmosphäre, wie verändern sich – global betrachtet – die Wälder, Küsten, Landmassen und Polarregionen? Wie können Erdbeobachtungssatelliten bei Naturkatastrophen wie jüngst dem Erdbeben in Nepal helfen, und welchen Nutzen … Continue reading

March 16, 2014
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‘Hope through education’

Author Ziolkowski highlights international school construction initiative What started out as an around-the-world backpacking trek for a recent college graduate turned into a volunteer program that builds hope by constructing schools in some of poorest places on the planet.  Jim … Continue reading

February 7, 2014
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Gletscher und Gebirge in 3D: DLR-Spezialkamera fliegt erstmals über dem Himalaya

Im Himalaya verlieren immer wieder dutzende Nepalesen ihr Leben bei Hangrutschungen und Spontanüberflutungen. Es wurden bereits ganze Dörfer und auch Infrastruktur wie Brücken und Straßen weggespült. Satelliten liefern bisher die Bilder dieser entlegenen Regionen. Im Rahmen einer mehrwöchigen Messkampagne des … Continue reading

January 12, 2014
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Updating Air Pollution Measurement Methods with UMass Amherst Air Quality, Health Effects Research

AMHERST, Mass. – Launching a natural research experiment in Kathmandu, Nepal, this month using advanced monitoring methods to assess health risk from air pollution, environmental health scientist Rick Peltier at the University of Massachusetts Amherst hopes to demonstrate for the … Continue reading

October 28, 2013
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Habitat research methods give a new peek at tiger life with conservation

Twelve years ago, a team led by Jianguo “Jack” Liu at Michigan State University showed that China needed to revisit how it was protecting its pandas. Now research on tiger habitat in Nepal, published in Ecosphere journal of the Ecological … Continue reading

August 21, 2013
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Mehr Tiger für Asien

Nepal: Bestand um 60 Prozent angewachsen Aktuellen Bestandsschätzungen zufolge ist es in Nepal gelungen den Tigerbestand seit 2009 um etwa 60 Prozent auf heute knapp 200 Tiere zu erhöhen. Das teilte die Regierung in Kathmandu anlässlich des Internationalen Tages des … Continue reading