June 22, 2021 2:08 am
The committee has been examining glacier management in the country — including the monitoring of glaciers and glacial lakes, particularly glacial lake outbursts leading to flash floods in the Himalayan region — since January this year.
September 19, 2020 2:36 am
Studies by ISRO show that approximately 75 per cent of the Himalayan glaciers are retreating at an alarming rate.
September 23, 2019 3:57 pm
The water from melting Antarctic glaciers, flowing through the ice and beneath them, is rapidly accelerating further thawing of the continent's ice sheets towards the sea, according to a study.
January 29, 2015 4:23 pm
They conclude that many of those gullies were formed by meltwater from icy deposits.
July 15, 2013 1:11 pm
A rapid acceleration in the melting of Antarctic and Greenland glacier ice,amounting to around 300 billion tonnes a year.
July 11, 2013 1:29 pm
Black carbon generated from forest fires could be leading to faster melting of Himalayan glaciers.
May 20, 2012 11:16 pm
In the hill town where I live,most of my friends are trekkers.
June 08, 2011 6:44 pm
Ramesh said there is no alternative to our science,as science is politics in climate change.
October 16, 2010 3:27 pm
With global temperatures on a steady rise,history will repeat itself on volcanoes all over the world.
June 26, 2010 11:24 pm
It is another international war of words on the Himalayan glaciers,with the same central theme: whose problem,and responsibility,are the Himalayan glaciers?....
January 26, 2016 12:05 pm
Gilgit Baltistan, January 26, 2016: Deforestation in Gilgit Baltistan is causing environmental changes that are threatening the lives and property of people in the region. Glaciers in the region are melting rapidly due to the depletion of forests and the collapse of the ecosystem. As a result, the threat of flood looms large in the region. Deforestation in Gilgit Baltistan is causing environmental changes that are threatening the lives and property of people in the region. Glaciers in the region are melting rapidly due to the depletion of forests and the collapse of the ecosystem. As a result, the threat of flood looms large in the region. The timber mafia, which is very active in the region, is making the situation worse. Today, people of Gilgit Baltistan are in a no win situation. Due to scarcity of economical and affordable fuel in the region, they are forced to survive on the timber available here, to warm up their homes during the harsh winters. With no proper policy in place to curb deforestation and with successive governments paying little attention to the pressing problems, the locals have to face the hazardous consequences. This in turn is causing environmental changes that are threatening the lives and properties of the locals.According to a survey, Gilgit Baltistan, has over 5,218 glaciers. There are almost 1,500 glaciers with sparkling drinking water. About 2,420 glaciers have lakes, but 52 of them have been declared dangerous, and can burst any time. A host of reasons is responsible for the worsening situation.