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Cabinet approves plan to sustain Himalayan ecosystem

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:09

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.

Smoke from Indian religious sites `melting Himalayan glaciers`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 19:04

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.

Himalayan glaciers receding at varying rates: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 20:00

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that the glaciers in the Himalayan region are receding at varying rates in different regions.

Is dust pollution speeding up melting of Himalayan glaciers?

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 14:07

Cryosphere collectively describes the portions of the Earth`s surface where water is in the form of ice, snow, glaciers and frozen ground.

`Himalayan glaciers will shrink despite steady climate`

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 14:35

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.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 13:56

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.

Global warming causing Himalayan glacier to diminish each year

Last Updated: Saturday, June 09, 2012, 13:08

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

Global warming not sole reason for glacier melting

Last Updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 09:38

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.

`Himalayan glaciers shrunk by fifth in 30 yrs`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 00:02

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

75% of Himalayan glaciers retreating: ISRO

Last Updated: Monday, May 16, 2011, 15:59

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

Some Himalayan glaciers advancing, despite global warming

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 13:29

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

Himalayan glaciers showing consistent recession

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 16:51

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.