300-year-old Buddhist text reveals entire Himalayan fault can produce massive earthquakes

A major earthquake struck Bhutan in 1714, meaning entire Himalayan arc has shaken at some point in last 500 years. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos/embed/14313 A 300-year-old text written by a Buddhist monk has helped scientists confirm that the entire length of the Himalayan fault – some 2,400km (1,500 miles) – can produce major earthquakes. Researchers found evidence that…

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The King and Queen of Bhutan have shared their joy of how their six-month-old son. Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, is growing up.

The new addition to the Bhutan royal family was born to King Jigme and Queen Jetstun Pema back in February and each month they share a picture of their six-month-old son for a calendar. For the August edition, Queen Jetstun wrote: “It is an exceptional joy to see our beloved Gyalsey grow up so quickly.”…

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Bhutan Lit Fest to take in 400 years of history

Alongside exploring contemporary issues facing the country on Monday, “Mountain Echoes”, the seventh edition of Bhutan’s literary festival, will also focus on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the first ruler to unite it as a single nation. Spanning the country’s full history at fest will be a conversation between Kuenga…

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Himalaya Glaciers Retreating glaciers and icecaps, including in the Himalayas, continue to inform climate action, are focus of new scientific and photography studies.

Melting ice around the world remains in the news and central to the scientific evidence of climate change informing international negotiations at COP18, in Doha. New scientific reports and observations have shown the rapid changes to the polar regions and the mountain sources of so much of the world’s fresh water, and how they contribute…

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