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Category: Impacts :: Glacier
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Impacts of glacier mass loss 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Tuesday
RAPID SHRINKAGE Researchers have warned of an urgent worldwide need to address a broad spectrum of cascading impacts of glacier mass loss on downstream systems. In their paper, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors synthesised currently available evidence and documented the profound impact on freshwater and near-shore marine systems. Glaciers cover close to 10% of the Earth's land surface but are shrinking rapidly across most parts of the world. Glacier shrinkage will alter sediment transport, and biogeochemical and contaminant fluxes from rivers to oceans. An unexpected impact of glacier shrinkage is the liberation of contaminants including emission products from industrial activity such as black carbon and associated compounds, mercury, pesticides, and other persistent organic pollutants. Though there is uncertainty in the release of these legacy contaminants from glacierised areas, their transport to downstream systems by meltwater will eventually reduce as glacial ...
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Snieppets, Environment 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
RAPID SHRINKAGE Impacts of glacier mass loss Researchers have warned of an urgent worldwide need to address a broad spectrum of cascading impacts of glacier mass loss on downstream systems. In their paper, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors synthesised currently available evidence and documented the profound impact on freshwater and near-shore marine systems. Glaciers cover close to 10% of the Earth's land surface but are shrinking rapidly across most parts of the world. Glacier shrinkage will alter sediment transport, and biogeochemical and contaminant fluxes from rivers to oceans. An unexpected impact of glacier shrinkage is the liberation of contaminants including emission products from industrial activity such as black carbon and associated compounds, mercury, pesticides, and other persistent organic pollutants. Though there is uncertainty in the release of these legacy contaminants from glacierised areas, their transport to downstream systems by meltwater will ...
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Global warming scare: Glaciers in Asia to shrink by 33% by 2100 14.9.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Asian glaciers are set to shrink by at least a third by 2100 due to climate change, researchers said on Thursday, threatening millions who depend on their meltwaters for drinking, farming and hydro-electricity. The scientists' prediction is based on an assumption the world will limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels - although many expect Earth will be much hotter than this by the end of the century. "As we have already considerably warmed the earth since the industrial era, we have caused an imbalance of the glaciers," said Philip Kraaijenbrink, the study's author and a geography researcher at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. "We observe their retreat almost everywhere on the globe. Even if we (do) not warm the climate any more at all, starting today, 14 percent of the ice will be lost," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Under the Paris climate accord, countries pledged to keep the rise in average global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius above ...
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Mizoram Guv worried over melting of Himalayan glaciers 14.9.2017 The Assam Tribune
Mizoram Guv worried over melting of Himalayan glaciers
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Need to update religion as per new-age realities: Ice stupa architect Sonam Wangchuk 9.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Ice stupa architect Sonam Wangchuk feels the idea of religion needs to be updated to sync with challenges like global warming.
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How to save rivers and cities 8.9.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
Construction activities and overall governance of cities need to take into consideration the status of rivers and how they are maintained. By S. Vishwanath
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Come rain or shine, Ladakhi villagers live in fear of the Indus 23.8.2017 HBL: Features
2015 cloudburst victims continue to live like climate refugees
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How to win the climate wars? Talk about local pollution, not global warming 23.8.2017 All International Stories
Trump's bullish attitude might be due to public opinion in the US
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Despite the rhetoric, the US can't pull out of Paris pact before Nov 4, 2020 (Comment: Special to IANS) 20.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The world today is "locked" in more ways than one. Brutal inequality, dreadful terrorism, unashamed threats on territorial claims and bullying on nuclear missile attacks have all locked our civilisation in a spiral trajectory of global hazards without any sign of slowing down.
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Glacier at C 19.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Recently, segment C of the Larsen Ice Shelf broke away causing scientists to wonder how it would affect the world. Here’s a look at what is likely to happen...
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Hackers deface 30 Pak govt websites 16.8.2017 TOI: India
A hacker group calling itself "Lulzsec India" has claimed to have defaced 30 websites and web pages belonging to various Pakistan government ministries and departments.
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For a positive change 15.8.2017 HBL: Investment World
The inspiration for ‘Three Idiots,’ Sonam Wangchuk speaks about climate change and why we need a new version of religion 2.0
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‘Children should learn to solve real life problems’ 12.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Sonam Wangchuk advices members of FLO
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‘Children should solve real life problems’ 11.8.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Sonam Wangchuk advices members of FLO
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FEATURE-As glaciers melt, "Land of Fire and Ice" watches its history seep away 10.8.2017 DNA: Evolutions
FEATURE-As glaciers melt, "Land of Fire and Ice" watches its history seep away
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Karakoram glaciers growing in spite of climate change: study 8.8.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK have identified a large scale circulation system - or vortex - centred over the Karakoram mountain range.
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Karakoram glaciers growing in spite of climate change: study 8.8.2017 Hindu: S & T
A summer ‘vortex’ of cold air over the Karakoram, a large mountain range spanning the borders of India, Pakistan and China, is causing the glaciers in the region to grow in spite of global warming, sc...
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Here's why Karakoram glaciers are growing despite global warming 8.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A summer 'vortex' of cold air over the Karakoram, a large mountain range spanning the borders of India, Pakistan, and China, is causing the glaciers in the region to grow in spite of global warming, scientists have shown.
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Climate change expedition launched on Peru's highest peak 8.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A team of researchers and experts have launched an expedition seeking to carry out climate change studies on the snow-covered Mount Huascaran, Peru's highest mountain.
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30 years after his disappeance, German hiker's body found in Swiss Alps 2.8.2017 DNA: Popular News
Police in south-western Switzerland say they have found in an Alpine glacier the remains of a German hiker who went missing almost exactly three decades ago. The regional Valais police department said today the remains of the unidentified man were found after two hikers last week happened upon a hand and a pair of shoes sticking out of the Hohlaub glacier. Lab tests identified the deceased man, who was about 44 when he went missing on Aug. 11, 1987. Valais police spokesman Markus Rieder said the victim's family has been informed. Swiss authorities are intermittently finding the bodies of adventurers who have gone missing in Alpine ice and snow. Rieder said authorities believe global warming has increasingly caused glaciers to retreat, raising the likelihood of finding more such human ...
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