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  • Disaster looms for eastern Himalayas

    Disaster looms for eastern Himalayas

    In the absence of such an approach, a complete survey of the likely impacts on flora and fauna is ignored.

    May 6, 2021
  • Chamoli a warning for Himalayan planners

    Chamoli a warning for Himalayan planners

    Glacier melting is the major impact of global warming caused by climate change. The global land and ocean temperature is rising by 0.18 degree Celsius per decade since 1981.

    February 17, 2021
  • Lessons from Uttarakhand tragedy

    Lessons from Uttarakhand tragedy

    What about ongoing and proposed constructions of many other mega dams and other high-risk projects in the Himalayan region?

    February 14, 2021
  • Lessons from Uttarakhand tragedy

    Lessons from Uttarakhand tragedy

    In fact, this project was rejected by the officially constituted Environment Appraisal Committee (EAC) on grounds of safety (as well as other adverse impacts) but was pushed nevertheless by powerful interests and finally cleared on the basis of manipulated evidence.

    February 14, 2021
  • Before the waters rise…

    Before the waters rise…

    In many flood-affected areas, ponds and tanks which earlier absorbed a lot of flood water do not exist.

    August 1, 2019
  • Cutting trees in fragile hills

    Cutting trees in fragile hills

    At a time that ecologists are re-emphasising the need to protect forests and trees, thousands of trees are being mercilessly chopped in the sensitive eco-zone of the catchment areas of the Ganga river in the Himalayan region. This is being done in the name of speeding up ill-planned construction work taken up without consulting local …

    June 24, 2018
  • In Darj climate meet, call for govt policy for hill states

    In Darj climate meet, call for govt policy for hill states

    Advocating a separate policy for hill states and districts in the country and pressuring both the state and the central governments, a roundtable conference here on Friday focused on how people have adapted to climate change in areas related to forest, disaster risk reduction, agriculture and water. The programme titled ‘Understanding Mountain People’s Approach and …

    March 24, 2018