The Himalayan Region is an extremely fragile ecosystem that has borne the brunt of many extreme natural disaster in the past decade, especially in India. The crumbly Himalayan valleys of Uttarakhand has witnessed massive landslides, cloud bursts and more ecological disasters, most of them triggered
With the second wave of the coronavirus hitting the country, most of India is under lockdown once again. The lockdown has evidently reduced the pollution like last year, making the snow-capped Himalayas are visible from Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur for the second year in a row.
The total death toll due to a massive avalanche in the Chamoli district near the Indo-China border has now reached 13, officials said on Monday. Ten bodies were recovered on April 24 while one more dead body was recovered on April 25. Two more dead
A deadly flash flood broke down in the Northern State of Uttarakhand on February 7, after a Himalayan glacier broke down abruptly. The catastrophe destroyed two hydroelectric dam projects and reported deaths tolling up to 200. While most labeled the tragedy as a natural occurrence,
Hindu Kush Himalayan region, an area that covers high mountain chains of central, south and inner Asia, is threatened by the rising temperatures, which pose a risk of losing over 60 percent of region’s glaciers by 2100. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region spans 3,500
The Himalayan region is home to mysteries and one of them is the Roopkund Lake or as it is widely known, Skeleton Lake. Situated at a high altitude of 5000m from the sea level in Uttarakhand, this lake is a hollow water body that contains