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    Sustainable Mountain Development Summit begins in Leh

    21.09.2016

    The Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS) has started at Leh organized by Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI), a civil society organisation of 11 Himalayan States including Darjeeling in West Bengal and two hill districts of Assam. Its vision is “Making people of India proud of our...

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    Melting glaciers may impact hydropower plans

    06.09.2016

    The World Water Week has put the focus back into shrinking glaciers but the jury is still out on the impacts they will have on the flow in snow-fed rivers and hydropower generation. Glaciers are retreating due to climate change. What does that mean for water flow in the streams and rivers...

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    The small, furry pika is losing its habitat to climate change

    31.08.2016

    Warming temperatures are making the animals’ mountain homes inhospitable. Global warming is driving the tiny American pika from its mountainous territory in western North America, scientists reported August 25 in the Journal of Mammalogy. Pikas (Ochotona princeps) have an ultra-warm coat that...

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