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Bhutan holds high-altitude ultramarathon to highlight dangers posed by climate change

On Thursday, 29 runners set off on a rare, high-altitude race in Bhutan to highlight the dangers of climate change to the Himalayan kingdom that is sandwiched between China and India, two of the world's biggest polluters.

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This tiny country's new $200-a-night tourism tax could be a sign of things to come

Bhutan has just tripled its tourism tax – but with climate change and overtourism concerns growing, might other destinations follow suit?
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Scattered among the Himalaya, glimpses of a changing Tibet

Whether because of climatic changes, the call of a more comfortable life in the cities, political repression or the demands of education, life is changing fast for the people of Tibet and the surrounding Himalayan regions.

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She was in labor. Floodwaters were rising. Then the boat tipped over
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She was in labor. Floodwaters were rising. Then the boat tipped over

A pregnant woman who drowned in Vietnam was one of at least 114 people killed in record-breaking floods that have pummeled the country’s central coast.
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Monsoons slam South Asia, displacing millions in Bangladesh and India
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Monsoons slam South Asia, displacing millions in Bangladesh and India

Flooding in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar and Nepal has killed scores of people, destroyed homes and structures, drowned entire villages, and forced many to crouch on rooftops hoping for rescue.
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Glaciers of the Himalaya and other South Asian mountain ranges are melting
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Glaciers of the Himalaya and other South Asian mountain ranges are melting

The ice that has long defined South Asia's mountain ranges is dissolving into massive new lakes, raising the specter of catastrophic flooding.
Spy-satellite images reveal how climate change is rapidly melting the Himalayan glaciers
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Spy-satellite images reveal how climate change is rapidly melting the Himalayan glaciers

If things continue as they are now, the glaciers are likely to lose two-thirds of their total ice. For a region already plagued by poverty and inequality, that eventuality is catastrophic.
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