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Why are the glaciers in southeast Tibet melting so fast?

Millions of people depend on water from the glaciers of High-Mountain Asia. South-eastern Tibet, however, has some of the most rapidly melting glaciers in...

Genomic study reveals complex origins of people living in Tibetan-Yi corridor

China’s mountainous southwestern area is home to one of the country’s most ethnically diverse populations. In the most comprehensive genetic analysis of the native...

First fossil of a daytime active owl found at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau

A research team led by Dr. Li Zhiheng and Dr. Thomas Stidham from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese...

Fast-melting alpine permafrost may contribute to rising global temperatures

From the ancient sludge of lakebeds in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, scientists can decipher a vision of Earth's future. That future, it turns out, will...

Hot springs reveal where continental plates collide beneath Tibet

By analyzing the chemistry of over 200 geothermal springs, researchers have identified where the Indian Plate ends beneath Tibet, debunking some long-debated theories about...

Researchers reveal evolution of Central Tibetan Valley

A new study led by Prof. DING Lin from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has revealed...