Himalayan pencil cedar (Juniperus polycarpos) is an evergreen tree distributed from Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Kagan valley, Kashmir, Lahaul-Spiti to upper reaches of western Tibet. In the western Himalaya treeline of the Juniperus polycarpos is not well defined because of the topographical barriers and variation in orography.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Effects of Pollution on Himalayan Glaciers, 13/12/2019. Black Carbon is emitted into the atmosphere as a by-product of combustion processes such as fossil fuel, vegetation burning, industrial effluents, motor vehicle and air craft exhausts.

Managing water resources is a critical challenge in the mountain and hill regions of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH).

Managing water resources is a critical challenge in the mountain and hill regions of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH).

The use of Cesium-137 (137Cs) as a potential environmental marker was examined for estimating soil erosion induced carbon losses on slopping agricultural land. Depth-wise incremental soil samples were taken from uneroded reference sites and four levels of cultivated slopping lands representing different erosion phase in Doon valley region of India.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Steps to Preserve the Himalayan Glaciers, 02/07/2019. The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR)under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has undertaken studies in the Western Himalaya in Chandra basin in Lahaul-Spiti (Himachal Pradesh) since 2013.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Steps to Preserve the Himalayan Glaciers, 02/07/2019. The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR)under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has undertaken studies in the Western Himalaya in Chandra basin in Lahaul-Spiti (Himachal Pradesh) since 2013.

* Nearly 1.5 billion people depend on the Himalayas for water, food and energy

The Himalayan cleanup initiative was started last year with a massive cleaning drive across 12 hilly states of the country lying beside the Himalayan Range.

Changing climatic patterns are affecting the health of glaciers in the Himalayan region.

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