Is the Tehri dam safe?
A crack has appeared on the mountainface forming part of the Tehri dam reservoir. Will such cracks effect the dam project in case of seismic …
Heavy rains in north India; rivers swell to dangerous levels
Heavy rainfall is expected in eastern Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and across the north-eastern states in the coming days
Cloudburst in Uttarakhand: 30 killed, many missing
All the major rivers in the region have swollen following heavy rains; Mandakini and Alaknanda have crossed their danger marks
What caused the landslides in Uttaranchal?
Debris flow is a natural occurence. Environment-friendly town-planning can reduce its impact on human settlements
Five stories you may like to read on Himalaya
The states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are not new to floods and landslides. There has been continuing concern over protecting the …
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Melting into thin air
The 25-km long Gangotri glacier, fountainhead of the Ganga, is receding at an average 18 metres annually
Tehri dam oustees to be rehabilitated again; threat of landslides
Char Dham project: Is development equal to disaster?
A significant portion of the project falls under dry deciduous biome along dry slopes of rivers. Ruthless harvesting can be perilious for&…
Writing on the wall: Infrastructure projects are destroying Western Ghats
The time to put off the inevitable question about human relationship to nature is long past. Our assumption that we can control and modify nature …
Lok Sabha discusses losses due to natural calamities since 2012
Only 59 per cent of the funds allocated for relief operations were actually released in 2015 as compared to 77 per cent in 2012
Beyond conservation, why our natural ecosystems need restoration
Significant strides have been made in both the science and practice of restoration over the last three decades, with specialisation across …
Lest mountain slips
Wireless sensor network to predict landslides
Glaciers beating retreat
Himalayan glaciers, source of water for the innumerable rivers that flow across the Indo-Gangetic plains, are receding. And that too at a …
Floods claim hundreds of lives across India besides causing large-scale destruction, Bihar is the worst-affected
Landslide in Goa mine kills six workers
Droughts after deluges
As the glaciers recede, the frequency of natural hazards such as floods and cloudbursts will increase
भारतीय इतिहास का आठवां सबसे गर्म वर्ष रहा 2020
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High and dry in Nepal
Country’s most-arid region is getting less rain than it did before, forcing villages to relocate
On road to recovery
Nepal has banned new constructions till it formulates a fresh building code. Emerging threat of landslides compounds its troubles
Even flash floods cannot refresh the authorities' understanding of the dynamic and fragile ecosystem of the Himalaya
Floods and the Politics
Shalini Dhyani travels to Chinyalisaur to find out how heavy rains coupled with rise in water of Tehri dam has devastated the area.
Uttarakhand floods: more rains predicted
Light to moderate rain forecast from June 24; will impede ongoing rescue operations
Widespread protests near Tehri
Residents are angry after increase in the dam’s water level led to landslides and subsequent house collapse
As told to Parliament (March 19, 2021): No special plan for children under 15 impacted by pandemic
All that was discussed in the House through the day