Himalayan glaciers

Himalayan glaciers retreating, but no abnormal trend documented, says govt

Himalayan glaciers retreating, but no abnormal trend documented, says govt

The glaciers in the eastern and central Himalayas are retreating "continuously", while some in the western part of the mountain range are reportedly advancing.

Feb 08, 2017, 22:58 PM IST

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May 04, 2016, 00:25 AM IST

DNA : Dreadful effects of melting Himalayan glacier

There are around 9575 glaciers in Himalaya region, Siachen glacier is the second largest glacier, and if these glaciers melt, landslide and flood will hit the world badly.

May 04, 2016, 00:25 AM IST

DNA : How forest fire is melting Himalayan glaciers?

Himalayan glaciers likely to melt at much faster rate after fire in Uttarakhand forest. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

May 04, 2016, 00:21 AM IST
Himalayan glaciers to ice in Antarctica!

Himalayan glaciers to ice in Antarctica!

The NASA study challenges the oft-repeated findings of the United Nation's panel on climate change, the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that forecast a grim future for the melting ice sheets of the Antarctic.

Nov 08, 2015, 11:26 AM IST
Over 70 percent of Everest glacier's volume may be lost by 2100: Study

Over 70 percent of Everest glacier's volume may be lost by 2100: Study

Over 70 percent of the glacier volume in the Mount Everest region in the Himalayas could be lost in 85 years if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new paper suggests.

May 27, 2015, 12:39 PM IST

As global CO2 breaks records, India faces dilemma

During the week of April 6 to 12, average carbon dioxide (CO2) levels touched 404.02 parts per million (ppm), the highest-ever in recent human history - and 15 percdent above the levels of 350 ppm scientists say is ideal for Earth.

May 09, 2015, 17:48 PM IST
 Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking

Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking

Scientists' observations in the Karakoram region have revealed that the glaciers there were stable, and snowfall is increasing instead of decreasing.

Oct 14, 2014, 15:02 PM IST
Mystery behind the stable Karakoram glaciers unveiled

Mystery behind the stable Karakoram glaciers unveiled

After years of remaining a subject of mystery the reason behind the Kararoram glaciers' stability has finally been revealed.

Oct 13, 2014, 19:36 PM IST

Efforts on to monitor Himalayan glaciers: Govt

The Minister of state for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said that efforts are underway for the regular monitoring of the dynamics and climate studies of the Himalayan glaciers.

Jul 25, 2014, 18:52 PM IST

Cabinet approves plan to sustain Himalayan ecosystem

The union cabinet Friday approved a mission aimed at developing capacity to assess the "health status" of the Himalayan ecosystem, and facilitate policy-formulation for development of the mountainous region.

Feb 28, 2014, 23:09 PM IST

Smoke from Indian religious sites `melting Himalayan glaciers`

Religious sites are responsible for almost a quarter of the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming on the Indian subcontinent and the melting of the Himalayan glaciers, a new study has claimed.

Oct 30, 2013, 19:04 PM IST

`Himalayan glaciers will shrink despite steady climate`

Some glaciers of the Himalayas will continue shrinking for many years to come, even if temperatures hold steady, a Brigham Young University geology professor has predicted.

Nov 17, 2012, 14:35 PM IST

Himalayan glaciers retreating at accelerated rate `only in some regions`

While the Himalayan glaciers in the eastern and central regions of the range appear to be retreating at a tremendous rate, those in the western Himalayas are more stable and could be growing, a new study has revealed.

Sep 13, 2012, 13:56 PM IST

Global warming causing Himalayan glacier to diminish each year

Global warming is diminishing the Chhota Shigri glacier in the Pir Panjal ranges of Himachal Pradesh at 0.67 metres a year.

Jun 09, 2012, 13:08 PM IST

Global warming not sole reason for glacier melting

A top climate official of the country says there could be other reasons as well for melting of snow in the youngest mountain systems of the world.

Jan 15, 2012, 09:38 AM IST

`Himalayan glaciers shrunk by fifth in 30 yrs`

The reports, launched by ICIMOD at Durban meet, South Africa, form the most comprehensive ever assessment of the extent of melting Himalayas.

Dec 06, 2011, 00:02 AM IST

75% of Himalayan glaciers retreating: ISRO

Satellite images show that 75% of Himalayan glaciers have retreated over a period of 15 years.

May 16, 2011, 15:59 PM IST

Some Himalayan glaciers advancing, despite global warming

Some of the Himalayan glaciers are advancing, thanks to the presence of debris such as pebbles, rocks.

Jan 25, 2011, 13:29 PM IST

Himalayan glaciers showing consistent recession

A study by the Geological Survey of India has found that Himalayan glaciers in Gouri
Ganga and Alaknanda basin are showing consistent but variable recession, the government told Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Jul 28, 2010, 16:51 PM IST