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Green Campaigners Concerned About Yamuna's Shrinking Floodplains

...d 1,370 km. Its source is in the Himalayan mountains at Yamnotri. It flows through the states of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, and merges with the ganges at Allahabad. The cities of Delhi, Mathura and Agra lie on its banks. Said Nitya Jacobs, a writer who has researched water issues in India: "Y...

Ganges River Dolphins Continue to Die in India

...ns of the river but the endangered dolphins in the ganges continue to die of pollution and activities like f... a dolphin was found dead near a bridge across the ganges in Bhagalpur, about 200 km from here, last week. ...The sanctuary is spread over a 50-km area of river ganges and was set up nearly a decade ago. Wildli...

Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?

...malayan range, the Nanda Devi, to locate two radiation detectors planted there by Western governments to spy on China's nuclear programme. The ganges and the Brahmaputra are under threat from these devices, says Shimatsu, who was here to release his presentation on the misuse of scientific research ...

Climate Change Threatens Sundarbans and World Heritage Sites

...of the local population. Additional sources of stress, not related to climate change, include the diversion of upstream freshwater inflow of the ganges by the Farraka Barrage in India since 1974 to alleviate the rapid siltation in the port of Kolkata. This barrage diversion induced a 40 percent decrea...

Controversy over spread of Mad Cow disease from India

...ons, regarding the outbreak of mad cow disease linking to India. For instance, no one has shown that human brain and spinal cord tissue from the river ganges contains CJD. He says that if the outbreak occurred due to dead body contamination in the river banks, then there would have been a major epidemic in ...
Ganges in Biological News

Climate change could drive vast human migrations

...tens the existence of some 40 countries. Saltwater intrusion, flooding and erosion could destroy agriculture in the densely populated Mekong, Nile and ganges deltas. A rise of two meters, or six feet--well within some projections for this century-- would inundate nearly half the Mekong's 3 million hectares ...

'Himalaya -- Changing Landscapes' photo exhibition draws attention to the impacts of climate change

...om Afghanistan in the north-west to Myanmar in the south-east. The area ranges from the high plateau of Tibet and other mountain areas of China to the ganges Basin in India, and has the upland watersheds of the ten major Asian river systems. Warming in the Himalayan region has been much greater than the ...

Montana State University research reaches Supreme Court of India

...a State University research about pollution in the ganges River has reached the Supreme Court of India, prod...ts of things get done judicially in India." The ganges River is considered a goddess, but Tim Ford, head ...ir laundry in it and drink from it. Ford said the ganges has become the kind of place where genetic materia...

Study reveals a key to blood vessel growth and possible drug target

...say. The study, published online on Oct. 14 in Nature Genetics. was conducted in the zebrafish, the tiny, blue-and-silver striped denizen of Indias ganges River and many an aquarium. A News and Views commentary on the paper will run in the same issue. We expect this finding will offer important in...

Researchers discover way to transport environmental arsenic to plant leaves in new clean-up strategy

...rsenic-eaters among tree, shrub and even grass species, using the new knowledge. The problem of arsenic pollution is especially severe all over the ganges River basin in India. During the so-called "Green Revolution" of the '60s and '70s, the cultivation of rice in flooded fields became pervasive, and wo...

Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty

... nation where the per capita income is roughly $250. In the Indian village of Farida, a WWF awareness-raising program aimed at conserving the rare ganges river dolphin helped the community to address critical basic needs such as clean water. After five years, the number of families below the poverty lin...
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