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Snow avalanche hits Sumeru Parvat area in Kedarnath Valley

No loss of life or property was reported due to the avalanche and no significant change in the river’s water level was observed during the incident

The avalanche was reported near the source of Saraswati River at 5am on Sunday.. (ANI)
Published on Jun 30, 2024 07:10 PM IST

Himalayan glacial lake outbursts are a growing threat to South Asia

Recent glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalayas highlight the need for proactive climate action to protect vulnerable mountain communities.

A satellite image shows the Himalayan Glacial Lake after it burst its banks and caused flash floods, in South Lhonak Lake, Sikkim, India, October 6, 2023. (via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 25, 2024 12:12 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Artificial glaciers stave off drought in Kyrgyzstan

The glacier currently measures five-metres (16-feet) high and about 20-metres long.

In the Tian-Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan, villagers have made an artificial glacier to provide water for their drought-hit farms. (AFP)
Published on Mar 06, 2024 03:18 PM IST
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Glacier ice from the fjords will soon make its way into Dubai's cocktail scene

Known as Arctic Ice, the claim is that the ice will be harvested from the “pristine glaciers of Greenland.”

While the idea might instantly trigger concerns about environmental risks, the company promises the use of carbon-neutral vessels shortly.
Published on Jan 10, 2024 03:57 PM IST

Swiss glaciers lose 10 pc of their ice volume in two years

Swiss glaciers have lost as much ice over this two-year period as was lost over the three decades between 1960 and 1990.

A team member of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology passes the Rhone Glacier covered by sheets near Goms, Switzerland. A top glacier watcher has warned that a warm early summer and a heat wave last week could have caused severe glacier melt across Switzerland.(AP)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 10:11 AM IST
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