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Explore the profound impact of reduced air pollution on the Himalayan glaciers during the COVID-19 lockdown. Uncover the link between cleaner air, reduced snowmelt, and the potential salvation of vital water resources for billions in Asia.

How Cleaner Air Can Save the Himalayas

Explore the profound impact of reduced air pollution on the Himalayan glaciers during the COVID-19 lockdown. Uncover the link between cleaner air, reduced snowmelt, and the potential salvation of vital water resources for billions in Asia.
In a race against time, rescue operations for 41 construction workers trapped in a tunnel in the Uttarakhand have taken a unique turn. Facing challenges with machinery, rescuers introduced "rat miners" to manually drill through a narrow pipe in a bid to expedite the evacuation process. The workers have been stranded since November 12 when a section of the under-construction highway tunnel collapsed, possibly due to a landslide.

Trapped Himalayan Tunnel Workers and Rat Miners

In a race against time, rescue operations for 41 construction workers trapped in a tunnel in the Uttarakhand have taken a unique turn. Facing challenges with machinery, rescuers introduced "rat miners" to manually drill through a narrow pipe in a bid to expedite the evacuation process. The workers have been stranded since November 12 when a section of the under-construction highway tunnel collapsed, possibly due to a landslide.
Trans- Himalayan Region, A Promising Astronomical site

Trans- Himalayan Region, A Promising Astronomical site

The Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) located at Hanle near Leh in Ladakh is becoming one of the promising observatory sites globally, according to a...
Glacial Lake Atlas Helps in Better Planning of Himalayan Water Bodies

Glacial Lake Atlas Helps in Better Planning of Himalayan Water Bodies

Aimed at carrying out climate change impact analysis and disaster mitigation planning in water bodies in the Himalayan region over time, India released the...
Glacial Lake Atlas Helps in Better Planning of Himalayan Water Bodies

Curb Black Carbon deposits to slow down Himalayan Melting

Black carbon deposits from factories cooking and vehicles that accelerate the effects of climate change and speed up melting of Himalayan glaciers can be...
Explore the profound impact of reduced air pollution on the Himalayan glaciers during the COVID-19 lockdown. Uncover the link between cleaner air, reduced snowmelt, and the potential salvation of vital water resources for billions in Asia.

Satellite based Himalayan-monitoring helps in better flood understanding

Satellite-based real-time monitoring of Himalayan glacial catchments helps in better understanding flood risk in the region and get advance warning of early flood that...
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Non-uniformity of Himalayas trigger major tremors

Scientists in India found that Himalayas are not uniform and assume different physical and mechanical properties (a property present in crystals called anisotropy) in...
Flash Flood; the Threat in Northern India

Uttarakhand Flood, a Himalayan Blunder of Events

It is the second in recent times that the Himalayan region saw floods in large scale. The first one was the 2013 cloudburst in...
Explore the profound impact of reduced air pollution on the Himalayan glaciers during the COVID-19 lockdown. Uncover the link between cleaner air, reduced snowmelt, and the potential salvation of vital water resources for billions in Asia.

Himalayas pollution dates back to Industrial revolution

  Even before men set foot on the Himalayas, Human beings are known to have polluted the tallest mountain peak. The Himalayas is said to...

India’s Historic Snow Leopard Population Assessment

In the unforgiving terrain of the Himalayas, where nature reigns supreme, lies the enigmatic realm of the snow leopard. Led by skilled scientists and conservationists, India's first-ever rigorous examination of its snow leopard population yields a remarkable revelation: an estimated 718 of these iconic predators roam within the country's borders.