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Mt. Qomolangma gets warmer: report

Xinhua, December 7, 2015 Adjust font size:

Mount Qomolangma, known in the West as Mount Everest, is getting warmer in the past 50 years, according to a report released on Sunday.

The glaciers in the Mount Qomolangma area have been shrinking remarkably, which leads to swelling glacial lakes and rivers downstream, according to the report co-released by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hunan University of Science and Technology and Mount Qomolangma Snow Leopard Conservation Center.

At the same time, the ecological environment in the area is getting better with increasing forest coverage, according to the report.

The 8,844-meter-high Mount Qomolangma, located on the border of China and Nepal, is the world's highest peak.