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Mt. Everest Reaches New Heights

On Tuesday, China and Nepal jointly announced a new official height for Mt. Everest, ending a discrepancy between the two nations.

The new height of the world’s highest peak is 29,031.7 feet, which is slightly more than Nepal’s previous measurement and about 13 feet higher than China’s.

Host Robin Young gets the latest from BBC environmental correspondent Navin Singh Khadka.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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