Expresses concern over rampant construction in the name of the all-weather road project

Winters are getting warmer in northwest Himalayas, which is increasing the risk of avalanches, two new studies have found.

This paper develops a conceptual and generic framework design for the study of upstream-downstream linkages (UDL) in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. The framework application will to define changing upstreamdownstream linkages (UDL) and likely impacts on downstream regions.

Along with ensuring the convenience and safety of pilgrims undertaking the Char Dham Yatra, the authorities this time will also be focusing on prohibition on polythene and ensuring proper solid was

Yak – the lifeline of pastoral nomads in high altitudes of the Indian Himalayan region – is facing the threat of gradually rising temperatures in the region.

DEHRADUN: Ministry of road, transport and highway (MORTH) in their affidavit submitted before the National Green Tribunal(NGT) in matter of Char Dham widening road in Uttarakhand stated that in all

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Citizens for Green Doon & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 04/04/2018 regarding environmental clearance for Char Dham project, Uttarakhand. NGT took a stern view of the lackadaisical attitude of the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highway as well as the Government of Uttarakhand for not even filing the muck dumping plan generated from the project. Court warns that no further adjournment would be granted in the case.

The present and future groundwater availability and exploitation were evaluated for an intermountain basin (Kohat Sub basin) of Northwest Himalayan Fold & thrust belt Pakistan by developing a 3D numerical groundwater flow model. The groundwater models attempt to represent an actual groundwater system with a mathematical counterpart. The conventional groundwater flow modeling procedure was followed to characterize complex hydrogeological system and predict future of fresh water resources in response to pumping and potential withdrawal.

The initiative known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, Conservation and Enhancement of Forest Carbon and Sustainable Forest Management (REDD+) focuses on avoiding deforestation and forest degradation, conserving and sustainably managing forests, and enhancing forest carbon stocks.

This short report presents a selection of the key findings, achievements and lessons learned from the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) over the period 2012– 2017. This summary report focuses on selected HICAP approaches to science, action research, pilot activities, and communications and outreach.

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