Worldwide glacier retreat and associated future runoff changes raise major concerns over the sustainability of global water resources, but global-scale assessments of glacier decline and the resulting hydrological consequences are scarce. Here we compute global glacier runoff changes for 56 large-scale glacierized drainage basins to 2100 and analyse the glacial impact on streamflow.

Climate change impact offers tremendous economic opportunities to the private sector.

Four new balsam species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh during a Himalayas expedition

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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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conservation of Biodiversity, 22/12/2017. Conservation and development of biodiversity in the country, including Himalayan region is undertaken inter alia through establishment of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, notified Reserved Forest areas, designation of Biosphere Reserves, identification of ecologically fragile areas such as wetlands, biodiversity heritage sites and notification of eco-sensitive zones. So far, 37 National Parks, 122 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 7 Biosphere Reserves have been designated by Government of India in the Himalayan region.

The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) today said the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had issued directives without giving a full opportunity to it to present its case.

NEW DELHI: In a bid to preserve the eco- sensitive Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, the National Green Tribunal today declared it a "silence zone" and prohibited religious offerings

KATHMANDU: Global warming is not only posing a serious threat to glaciers, it will also result in a loss of 33 per cent of total ice volume in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region by the end of th

In this season of elections in Meghalaya, cherry blossoms bloomed late leading to controversies over the state government’s much hyped festival and leaving Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, whose brainc

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pratiba Naitthani Vs. Union of India & Others dated 07/11/2017 regarding Gauri Kund spring near Kedarnath in the Himalayan Range in the State of Uttarakhand.

NGT directs the State of Uttarakhand and CGWA to make every effort to restore the hot spring which had been destroyed in 2013 during a natural calamity.

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