"The adverse impact of climate change are in the form of avalanches, cold injuries like frost bite and chilblains, snow slides and scarcity of water," he said.

Trees impacted by the forces of natural processes such as flash floods, snow avalanches, landslides, rockfalls or earthquakes, record these events and exhibit growth disturbances in their growth-ring series. As a consequence, these disturbances provide an excellent signal for the spatio-temporal reconstruction of past natural hazard activity and a means to date and document past disasters.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gauri Maulekhi Vs. State of Jammu & Kashmir & Others dated 14/12/2017 regarding lack of infrastructural facilities for devotees visiting Amaarnath Shrine.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gauri Maulekhi Vs. State of Jammu & Kashmir & Others dated 13/12/2017 regarding preservation of Amarnath Cave in Himalayas.

NGT directs that no pilgrim/devotee/person would be permitted to carry any article from the last stairs leading to the holy cave and from the end point of stairs and area of the holy cave only shall be treated as silence zone.

The rock avalanche that destroyed the village of Xinmo in Sichuan, China, on June 24th, 2017, brought the issue of landslide risk and disaster chain management in highly seismic regions back into the spotlight. The long-term post-seismic behaviour of mountain slopes is complex and hardly predictable. Nevertheless, the integrated use of field monitoring, remote sensing and real-time predictive modelling can help to set-up effective early warning systems, provide timely alarms, optimize rescue operations and perform secondary hazard assessments.

Rescuers struggle to reach survivors feared trapped under snow as aid is sent by helicopter to worst-hit Nuristan province.

Dozens of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan were killed after heavy snow and avalanches hit over the weekend.

Increased frequency of avalanches threatens troops at Siachen; 10 killed in Feb

Five soldiers died in an avalanche while on a training exercise Monday afternoon in Savoie, eastern France, Le Figaro has reported.

Every year, in all mountainous regions, people are victims of avalanches. One way to decrease those losses is believed to be informing about danger levels. The paper presents a study on current practices in the development of smartphones applications 5 that are dedicated to avalanche risk communication. The analysis based on semistructured interviews with developers of smartphone apps highlights the context of their development, how choices of content and visualization were made as well as how their effectiveness is evaluated.

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