Shimla: The spotting of two snow leopards by wildlife staff near Chichim in Kibber area of Lahaul-Spiti area a few days back has raised the hopes of an increase in the number of the highly endangered animal for which a special conservation programme is being launched.

Shimla: Though summer is yet to set in officially, Shimla has recorded a sharp rise in maximum temperature, which shot eight to 10 degrees above normal.


As many as 253 gram panchayats have been declared

Melting Is Normal, No Threat Of Rivers Drying Up, Say Glaciologists
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Chandigarh: Glaciers are here to stay in the Himalayas. Studies conducted by glaciologists across the Himalayan region in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have shown that global warming has little to do with their melting.

Passive solar heating of houses is a clean technology which was made mandatory in the government/semi-government sector in 1994 in the Western Himalaya state of Himachal Pradesh. HP is the first state in India to take such a policy decision for promoting energy efficiency in buildings. A Solar House Action Plan was formulated and is being implemented effectively in the state.

Significant studies on climate change and generation of data on high-altitude eco-systems can now be possible with the setting up of a high-altitude research centre at Ribling in Lahaul-Spiti by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Chandigarh: The cold desert of Lahaul and Spiti, till now known to supply high quality potatoes and peas to the country when the crop in most parts is almost over, is slowly capturing the market with its apples. In its nascent stage yet, apples from this part of Himachal have already wrested a market share, which is growing with each passing year.

Chandigarh: At a time when the vulture population has all but disappeared

Green Award winners cast light on the renewable energy sector