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GLACIERS NEWS

Switzerland: Glaciers have shrunk by half since 1930s, study finds

August 23, 2022 1:52 pm

A new study has found Switzerland's glaciers have lost half their volume since 1931. The process is showing no sign of slowing down with researchers saying glacier retreat is "accelerating."

Loss of glaciers will hurt tourism, power supplies and more

November 10, 2021 7:44 pm

The ice masses that formed over millennia from compacted snow have been melting since around the time of the Industrial Revolution, a process that has accelerated in recent years.

Climate report: Africa’s rare glaciers soon to disappear

October 19, 2021 2:58 pm

The new report seizes on the shrinking glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda as symbols of the rapid and widespread changes to come.

Parliamentary panel holds meeting on glaciers, seeks to streamline research, warning systems

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.

Glacier retreat in Himalayas to cause water crisis: study

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.

Surface melting causes Antarctic glaciers to slip faster towards the ocean: Study

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.

Ice deposits waxed and waned on Mars: study

January 29, 2015 4:23 pm

They conclude that many of those gullies were formed by meltwater from icy deposits.

Massive ice sheets melting at rate of 300bn tonnes a year

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.

Forest fires could melt glaciers faster

July 11, 2013 1:29 pm

Black carbon generated from forest fires could be leading to faster melting of Himalayan glaciers.

Flights of Fancy

May 20, 2012 11:16 pm

In the hill town where I live,most of my friends are trekkers.

GLACIERS VIDEOS

Gilgit Baltistan Faces Ecological Imbalances

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.

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