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Two years ago this month, a flood devastated the Himalayan village of Kedarnath, India, the destination of half a million Hindu pilgrims annually. The town sits 11,500 feet up in a tight valley. Sharp, snowy peaks tower on three sides and a stone ...
India appears to be a creaking battleship struggling hard to come to terms with climate change. Not only has India become warmer than it was five decades ago but extreme weather events such as flooding, drought and cyclones are driving this ...
Blame it on the rain--at least partially. Northern India has been plagued by prolonged blackouts over the past few days that have left some 600 million people without regular power. The electrical grid has never covered the entire country--around ...
Two of the most destructive natural disasters of 2010 were closely linked by a single meteorological event, even though they occurred 1,500 miles (2,414 km) apart and were of completely different natures, a new NASA study suggests.
Measuring the meltdown
With global warming hitting the Tibetan plateau hard, scientists gather to plan an international research campaign to understand and mitigate changes at the 'third pole'.
More than a billion people rely on ...
"If this is not God’s wrath, what is?" 40-year-old taxi driver Bakht Zada said of the massive floods in Pakistan that have swept away his life earnings.
Speaking to IPS from Madyan city in Swat district in north-western Khyber ...
Harvard climate scientists suggest that the Tibetan Plateau -- thought to be the primary source of heat
that drives the South Asian monsoon
-- may have far less of an effect than the Himalayas
and other surrounding mountains. As the monsoon
Who would think that something like dust in the air could trigger rain?
According to a new NASA study, this is just what's happening over South Asia's
Tibetan Plateau. Very small dust particles called aerosols blow in from desert ...
Lonnie Thompson has clocked more hours above 18,000 feet than any other
person in history, and yet he doesn't exactly like climbing mountains. A
masochist? No, just a hard-driving climate scientist.
Thompson treks up the highest ...
Say "climate change" and people tend to think global warming. But we also
should think about water, specifically, the cycle of precipitation, evaporation,
and river flow that is a key climate component. A little decline here, a ...
Pakistan has been facing drought conditions for the last six years. The
following analysis shows that the combined effect of a number of factors has
brought about a change of an irreversible nature in the monsoon
governs the ...
1) S-KYOTO ALTERNATIVE TO RELY ON VOLUNTARY CUTS (Washington Post) 2) JAPAN-GOVT WILL STICK TO KYOTO PROTOCOL VOW (Yomiuri Shimbun) 3) EC OUTLINES POST-KYOTO STRATEGY (Financial Times) 4) ITALY-MINISTER DENIES CHANGE OF STANCE (BBC, Financial ...
1) PRESCOTT SAYS FLOODS ARE WAKE-UP CALL (Independent, Guardian, Telegraph, Financial Times, London Times, Irish Times) 2) GORE KNOCKS BUSH ON ENVIRONMENT; BUSH ON LEADERSHIP (ABC, CNN) 3) JAPAN-CO2 PLAN PARTIALLY REJECTED ...