Himalaya Rush

Scientists scurry to figure out the status of glaciers on the roof of the world

By Devin Powell, 10:45 AM August 9, 2012

The Himalayas have gotten hot.

Mercury in this mountainous region has been climbing, with more warming there in recent decades than in most other places on Earth.

“Temperatures are rising fast at high elevations,” says David Molden, director general of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal.

But the heat-up isn’t limited to temperatures. Scientific attention has also intensified, as researchers worried about the fate of glacial ice take a closer l...

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