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date: 22 July 2019

The Himalaya  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Elizabeth ALLISONElizabeth ALLISON

The Himalaya, an Asian mountain range that separates the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau, is the world’s youngest mountain range as well as its highest. The Himalaya faces sustainability challenges that include glacier retreat, biodiversity loss, urbanization and its accompanying pollution, and deforestation and soil erosion, among others. Many of these challenges are tied to local and international demand for the region’s rich resources. ...

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