Everest brown haze puzzles scientists


KATHMANDU, SEP 01 - Italian scientists have confirmed a “worrying” phenomenon in the world’s highest Mountain range in Nepal, especially around Mt. Everest.

A two-year-long research based on information received from a hi-tech lab placed at Mt. Everest has revealed that the level of pollutants in the region has reached an “alarming” high and their concentration has formed the Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC) over the mountains. The ABC, according to scientists, can cause solar radiation, greenhouse effect, increase the temperature and lead to faster melting of glaciers and snow.