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The Earth's 'Third Pole' is thawing fast due to climate change

At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw in this century as temperatures rise, disrupting river flows vital for growing crops from China to India, scientists said on Monday.

Glaciers on Earth's 'third pole' are quickly disappearing

Central Asia’s glaciers make up the third-largest mass of frozen fresh water on earth, the planet’s “third pole.” The region is the source of 10 major river systems, supplying irrigation, power and drinking water to over 1.3 billion people.

New device helps treat pulmonary hypertension

San Francisco - A new device, the Third Pole is able to generate nitric oxide (NO) from the air that can help improve oxygenation and treat pulmonary hypertension a common problem among some newborns.

Glacial lakes in Third Pole region impacted by climate change

Lhasa - Chinese scientists have found that glacial lakes in the Third Pole region of the Earth are experiencing an increase in size due to global warming. The study was the first comprehensive study of the region to be conducted for 1990, 2000, and 2010.

Regional Cooperation Mooted at Tripartisan Media Meet Special

Kathmandu - Journalists from India, China and Bangladesh agreed to share information on climate change in Yarlung Zangbo/Brahmaputra river basin

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