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50% jump in lakes from melting ice: Threat of Kedarnath like tragedy rises

There are 2028 glacial lakes and water bodies in the Himalayan region catchment which contribute to rivers flowing across India

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Climate Change | Global Warming | ice melting

Shibu Tripathi  |  New Delhi 



Glacial lakes
The study was conducted using satellite data collected by Nasa, spanning over three decades. (Shutterstock)

While the coronavirus induced lockdown across countries helped the environment recuperate, the decades of overutilisation, pollution, and carbon emission have effected an increase in the volume of glacial lakes by 50 per cent. These lakes have been formed by the melting of ice due to unchecked .

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First Published: Thu, September 03 2020. 12:58 IST

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