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.

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.

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.

`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.

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.

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.

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.

`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.

75% of Himalayan glaciers retreating: ISRO

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

Some Himalayan glaciers advancing, despite global warming

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

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.

Uttarakhand to set up authority to conserve glaciers

Uttarakhand Government is
planning to set up an authority with the aim of conserving
Himalayan glaciers in the hill state.

`Gaumukh` to be out of bounds for tourists for eco reasons

Tourists will not be allowed to go near `Gaumukh`, the source of the Ganga, with the Uttarakhand government imposing a total ban on trekking to the spot to protect receding Himalayan glaciers from human activities.

Himalayan glaciers retreated by 16 % in nearly 5 decades: ISRO

Himalayan glaciers retreated by
16 per cent in the last nearly five decades due to climate
change, investigations by India`s scientists in selected
basins in four states has revealed.

Need for precise information on climate change: Shyam Saran

Against the backdrop of an IPCC report making a wrong conclusion about Himalayan glaciers melting, Prime Minister`s Special Envoy on Climate Change Shyam Saran harped on more research to generate precise information on the matter.

Glacier melting issue: Soot from India causing decline in ice cover

Now a physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Surabhi Menon has set out to isolate impacts of greenhouse gases.

`Errors in report do not undermine case of global warming`

An Australian scientist, who co-authoured the controversial climate change report, on Monday tried to defend the errors found in it, saying the discovery of the mistakes does not undermine the case of global warming.

BASIC ministers support IPCC despite Himalayan blunder

Environment ministers of Brazil, South Africa, India, China came out in support of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) despite its blunder in saying Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035.

Pachauri won`t quit over glacier blunder

Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Saturday said he would not quit.

Himalayan glaciers are in retreat: UN body

Himalayan glaciers are retreating, and small glaciers will probably disappear by the end of the century, the UN body in charge of the Himalayas said Friday.