himalayan glaciers

Global warming causing Himalayan glacier to diminish each year


June 9th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 9 (IANS) Global warming is diminishing the Chhota Shigri glacier in the Pir Panjal ranges of Himachal Pradesh at 0.67 metres a year, report French and Indian ... Read more...

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Dhumal administers green pledge to public


June 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, on the occasion of the World Environment Day Tuesday, administered a pledge to the people of the state to ... Read more...

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Himalayan ecosystem vital to Indian landmass: Deshmukh


October 1st, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS)The Himalayan ecosystem is highly vulnerable to the stress caused by the increased pressure of population and exploitation of natural resources and it is important to ... Read more...

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Glaciers melting 100 times faster


April 4th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) The world's glaciers are melting up to 100 times faster than any time during the last 350 years. The findings, based on a study of Patagonia, ... Read more...

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Believe it or not - glaciers are growing!


January 28th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) There is some good news regarding climate change - glaciers are actually growing! The reason being that hotter summers may actually slow down the flow of glaciers, ... Read more...

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Some Himalayan glaciers advancing, despite global warming


January 25th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Some of the Himalayan glaciers are advancing thanks to the presence of debris such as pebbles, rocks, and debris from surrounding mountains, suggests a new study.Bodo Bookhagen, of ... Read more...

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IPCC looking for communications manager to tackle crisis situation


December 27th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is reportedly looking for its first Communications and Media Relations Programme Manager to help it avoid a mismanaged situation like last ... Read more...

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India’s Pallava Bagla gets US science journalism award


December 17th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) India's Pallava Bagla has been awarded the American Geophysical Union (AGU) David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for his articles on the impact of ... Read more...

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Melting Himalayan glaciers ‘could impact billions of people’


November 16th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new report has outlined how USAID should take necessary steps in order to protect lives that will be impacted from the slowly melting Himalayan glaciers."The extremely high ... Read more...

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Regional cooperation needed to protect Himalayan glaciers: Jairam


October 5th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) India's Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh has stressed the need for regional cooperation for the protection of Himalayan glaciers, an official release said Tuesday.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Science writer Fred Pearce asks Dr. Pachauri to step down as IPCC Chairman


October 3rd, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has been urged to stand down by renowned science writer Fred Pearce because of ... Read more...

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Indian satellite to check greenhouse gas, aerosol emissions


September 28th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 28 (IANS) India will launch a dedicated satellite in 2012 to monitor greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions, Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said here Tuesday. "In addition ... Read more...

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Rajendra Pachauri must quit, says Britain’s ex-minister


September 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) UN's Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief Rajendra Pachauri should quit because of the errors the panel made under his leadership, said Tim Yeo, a ... Read more...

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Pressure mounting for Rajendra Pachauri to resign as IPCC head


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.23 (ANI): Pressure is reportedly mounting on Rajendra Pachauri to resign as head of the UN climate change panel over fears that his increasingly troubled tenure is hampering efforts to halt ... Read more...

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Indian wins American science journalism award


September 1st, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) India's Pallava Bagla has won the American Geophysical Union (AGU) David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for his articles on the impact of climate change on ... Read more...

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Indian scribe wins American Geophysical Union Award


August 31st, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) India's Pallava Bagla has won the American Geophysical Union (AGU) David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for his articles on the impact of climate ... Read more...

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India will back Pachauri irrespective of criticism


August 31st, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian will back the UN's Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief Rajendra Pachauri irrespective of an independent review finding flaws in its structure and suggesting shortening ... Read more...

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Pachauri to stay despite adverse review of UN climate panel


August 31st, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 30 (IANS) Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian chairman of the UN climate panel, Monday said he would not quit despite an independent review finding flaws in its structure and suggesting ... Read more...

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Dutch review supports key warnings of IPCC report


July 6th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): A Dutch review of the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) brings to light a number of mistakes - some of them trivial, others more ... Read more...

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Climate change will imperil food supply in Asia


June 18th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) Climate change will drastically reduce the flow of snow and ice meltwater in the Himalayas, threatening the food security of more than 60 million Asians, warn ecological researchers. ... Read more...

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IPCC chief Pachauri welcomes debate on climate science


June 16th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): The chairman of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, has said that he welcomes "the development of a vigorous debate" on climate science.In an ... Read more...

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Melting Himalayan glaciers to have varying impact on river basins


June 13th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): The melting of glaciers in the Himalayas will have varying impact on the waters of the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Yangtze and Yellow rivers, according to a new Dutch ... Read more...

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Himalayan glaciers won’t shrink by 2035


June 11th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Global warming will not shrink the Himalayan glaciers that feed Asia's five largest rivers by 2035, as was previously believed, according to the most detailed analysis yet of ... Read more...

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Melting glaciers making Mount Everest ‘more dangerous to climb’


May 26th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): Mount Everest has become a treacherous climb due to glaciers melting along its slopes, according to a Nepalese Sherpa who has conquered the world's highest summit 20 times.Apa, ... Read more...

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Chairman Dr. Pachauri under the scanner as review of IPCC workings opens


May 14th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), May 14 (ANI): A review into the workings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is starting in Amsterdam.IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri will be the first person ... Read more...

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To save environment, Himachal schools take pledge


May 4th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) To develop "green" habits among children, the Himachal Pradesh government has started the practice of administering a pledge to protect the environment during the morning prayer session in ... Read more...

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Welcome change for Indians amid climate worries in Bhutan


April 27th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, April 27 (IANS) From a scorching 40 degrees Celsius or more at home to below 15 in this idyllic Himalayan kingdom, it was a welcome change of climate ... Read more...

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India-China agreement on glaciology in two weeks: Ramesh


March 20th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday said an agreement with China for glaciological studies would be finalised in two weeks. Noting that China was "following" India's stand ... Read more...

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India to fight attempts to unseat Pachauri: Jairam (Lead)


March 15th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government would back Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief R.K. Pachauri and would fight "any attempt to unseat him", Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday. ... Read more...

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India will fight attempts to unseat Pachauri: Jairam Ramesh


March 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government had full confidence in Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief R.K. Pachauri and would fight "any attempt to unseat him", Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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UN begins review of its climate panel work


March 11th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has announced an independent review of its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that faced flak due to some wrong predictions in a report ... Read more...

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U.N. Climate Panel Work To Be Reviewed By Independent Body


March 11th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Mar 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A prominent international scientific organization would be reviewing the work and research of the United Nations climate change panel after it has been revealed that ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General asks IPCC to go under the scanner


March 11th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11(ANI): Reports indicate that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the world's science academies to review work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had made a major ... Read more...

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Independent scientists to review IPCC report


February 27th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bali, Feb 27 (IANS) A group of independent scientists will review the working and the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the wake of mistakes being found in ... Read more...

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Himachal may go Costa Rican way on environment


February 22nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday said that the environmental policies used in Costa Rica would be applied in the state, as far as found applicable. "We ... Read more...

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