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16 army soldiers killed in north Kashmir avalanches (Roundup)


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Sixteen Indian Army soldiers were killed in two avalanches overnight in two districts of north Kashmir, an army officer said Thursday."Thirteen bodies have been recovered so ... Read more...

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Eleven army soldiers killed in Kashmir avalanche (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Eleven Indian Army troopers were killed in two north Kashmir avalanches overnight in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts, an army official said Thursday.Lt. Col. J.S. Brar, spokesman ... Read more...

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Nine army troopers killed in Kashmir avalanche


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Nine army troopers were killed in two avalanche tragedies in north Kashmir's Bandipora and Ganderbal districts."A massive avalanche struck the brigade headquarters of the army in ... Read more...

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Avalanche warning issued for Kashmir’s higher reaches


February 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) With heavy rains and fresh snowfall likely to occur in the Kashmir Valley during the next two days, an avalanche warning was issued Monday evening for ... Read more...

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Flash flood threat averted in Kashmir


February 19th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) An impending flash flood threat due to a glacial lake formation has been averted in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities said Sunday."Water has ... Read more...

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Kashmir to blast stream’s way blocked by avalanche


February 18th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) The state government Saturday decided to seek the army's help to survey and subsequently blast through a Kashmir stream blocked by an avalanche that resulted in ... Read more...

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Experts may reach bottom of Antarctic lake in 2014


February 9th, 2012 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian scientists are planning to use robotic probes to reach water layers at the bottom of an ancient sub-glacial lake in Antarctica in 2013-2014.The St. ... Read more...

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Race to reach Antarctica’s buried Lake Vostok ‘nearly over’


February 6th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Russian scientists are on the brink of revealing the secrets of Lake Vostok - they are left with only 20 meters (164 feet) away to hit their goal ... Read more...

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‘Garbage girl’ gets ‘Green Hero’ award


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) The 'garbage girl' of the mountains was honoured with a 'Green Hero' award at an environment film festival that began in the Himachal Pradesh state capital Friday. British national ... Read more...

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Brit becomes first to swim under the summit of Mt. Everest


May 24th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): British swimmer, Lewis Gordon Pugh, has become the first person to swim under the summit of Mt. Everest.He swam a distance of 1 km to cross a glacial ... Read more...

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Part of Alaska was inundated by ancient megafloods


April 29th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): One of the largest fresh-water floods in Earth's history occurred about 17,000 years ago and inundated a large area of Alaska that is now occupied in part by ... Read more...

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Giant “super river” carved English Channel 450,000 years ago


November 30th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 30 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that a giant "super river" that carved its way through the chalky white hills connecting southern England to northern France about 450,000 ... Read more...

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Lakes formed by glacier melt, threatening valleys


November 14th, 2009 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Jammu, Nov 14 (IANS) Faster melting of Himalayan glaciers due to global warming has led to formation of numerous lakes at their snouts, as the streams cannot carry the water ... Read more...

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Himalayan glaciers’ melting poses threat to not only Bhutan, but entire South Asia


October 23rd, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 23 (ANI): Reports indicate that the melting of the Himalayan glaciers is threatening the kingdom of Bhutan, the impacts of which will adversely affect the entire South Asian region.According to ... Read more...

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Global warming could cool North America within a few decades


September 15th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): A new study has determined that global warming could actually chill down North America within a few decades.According to a report in National Geographic News, the study, ... Read more...

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Nepal Electricity Authority cuts load shedding


June 5th, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 5 (ANI): The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has reduced load-shedding from nine to five hours a week. Nepalnews quoted electricity authority as saying that it was able to reduce load-shedding ... Read more...

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Everest climber kicked out for carrying ‘Free Tibet’ banner


April 23rd, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) An American who had enrolled in a much-hyped research expedition to Mt Everest has been kicked out by Nepal's security forces after searches unearthed a pro-Tibet ... Read more...

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Chilean glacial lake dries up in global warming


April 11th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by admin
Santiago, April 11 (IANS) The Chilean government has sent a team of geologists to investigate the sudden disappearance of a glacial lake in the south of the country. raising a renewed debate ... Read more...

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