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India: At least 46 killed in floods in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand

At least 46 people have died in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Footage showed flooded roads, submerged homes and fallen bridges. Experts say the Himalayan state, a popular tourist spot, is seeing the effects of both climate change and rampant construction. Floods have also ravaged the southern […]

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Geothermal springs in Himalayas release vast amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

The geothermal springs in the Himalayas release a huge amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, according to a study by the scientists of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG). Researchers at WIGH, a Dehradun-based institute under the Department of Science and Technology, studied geothermal springs which cover about 10,000 square km in the […]

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Himalayas are visible from 100 miles away as the lockdown eases air pollution in India

People in the Indian state of Punjab are reacting with awe at the sight of the Himalayan mountain range, which is now visible from more than 100 miles away due to the reduction in air pollution caused by the country’s coronavirus lockdown. Indians in the city of Jalandhar and the surrounding area have posted photos […]

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Nepal shuts Mount Everest for climbers over coronavirus fears

Nepal has closed all of its Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest this climbing season because of fears of the coronavirus outbreak, a government minister said on Friday. Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains including Mount Everest, earns about $4.4 million a year in permit fees from climbers aiming to scale the […]