The region is surrounded by 8000 glacial lakes, 200 of them potentially dangerous. [more]Read more »
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|Citation:||Chauhan C. (2012, July 18). Ganga shifts at Gangotri, lake formed posing danger to downstream areas. Hindustan Times.|
The mystic Ganga has baffled the religious gurus and scientists once again. Its traditional mouth, Gaumukh on Gangotri glacier has dried up and a new source has emerged around 20 meters away with a formation of a glacial lake threatening to burst. [more]Read more »
|Citation:||Kimothi P. (2011, December 6). Uttarakhand battles receding glaciers, sparse rainfall. Daily Pioneer.|
The Himalayan State of Uttarakhand is experiencing changes like steady recession of glaciers, shifting vegetation line, increasing temperature and reduction in annual rainfall, to name a few, due to climate change. The Gangotri and other glaciers have continued to retreat at different rates with climate…Read more »
|Citation:||Alarm bells for Himalayan glaciers. (2011, June 14).|
Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times New Delhi, June 13, 2011 Source of water in northern and central India, the western Himalayan glaciers, are retreating at the fastest rate in India, a new government study has revealed. The most disturbing trend from latest monitoring of 2,190 glaciers…Read more »