Study: Himalayan Glaciers Could Lose 80% of Their Volume if Global Warming Isn’t Controlled
By Sibi Arasu
Himalayan glaciers disappeared 65 percent faster since 2010 than in the previous decade. Reduced snow cover due to global warming will result in reduced fresh water for people living downstream.
Making Siachen a Mountain of Climate Responsibility
By Aarish U. Khan
Climate protection on the disputed glacier is important for both India and Pakistan – and could even jumpstart an improvement in their relationship.
India Initiates Measures to Tackle Floods From Glacial Lake Outbursts in Himalayas
By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Several Indian states are vulnerable to glacial lake outbursts as there are 9,575 glaciers in the Himalayan region contiguous to the country.
Nepal Gets Serious About Climate Change
By Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Sujata Karki
Amid worries of a meltdown in Himalayas, Nepal plans to hold the Everest Dialogue.
The World's Third Pole Is Melting
By Dechen Palmo
How can Asian countries survive without Tibetan glaciers and water?
China Is Winning the War for Nepali Buddhism
By Lauren Jackson
China's inroads in Nepal mean increasing control over Buddhist heritage sites – with implications for Tibet.
The Brokpa Yaks: A Dying Breed?
By Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya
Climate change is affecting yaks and their Brokpa herders in the northeastern Indian Himalayas.
Resilient Infrastructure and Waste Management in India
By Kris Hartley
Will governments embrace smarter infrastructure or ignore environmental and social welfare?
Trans-Himalayan Railroads and Geopolitics in High Asia
By Prateek Joshi
India and Pakistan are both eager to build railroads in Ladakh and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Reducing Disaster Risk in the Himalayas
By Dhanasree Jayaram and Ramu C. M.
The tragedy in Nepal underscores the need for a disaster risk reduction strategy in the Himalayan region.