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GLACIERS NEWS

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.

India should bring out more studies on climate change: Ramesh

June 08, 2011 6:44 pm

Ramesh said there is no alternative to our science,as science is politics in climate change.

Global warming could leave cities flattened

October 16, 2010 3:27 pm

With global temperatures on a steady rise,history will repeat itself on volcanoes all over the world.

War of words over glaciers: Jairam calls Gore ‘climate evangelist’

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?....

Himalayan meltdown

January 30, 2010 1:26 am

Glaciers in the Himalaya are receding faster than in any other part of the world and,if the present rate continues...

‘We regret (that) procedures of verifying scientific evidence were not followed...but the point is glaciers are receding’

January 24, 2010 1:54 am

With the row on glaciers,the heat is on R.K. Pachauri,TERI chief and IPCC chairman. In this Idea Exchange moderated by Special Correspondent Amitabh Sinha...

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.