Science Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Pilgrimage Threatens Pristine Indian Kashmir Himalayas

Date:
August 28, 2013
Source:
AFP / Powered by NewsLook.com
Summary:
An annual pilgrimage is destroying a once pristine valley high up in the Indian Himalayas, accelerating the melting of glaciers and contaminating rivers with rubbish and human waste, say environmentalists.


Related Videos

last updated on 2014-10-30 at 10:32 am EDT

Bringing the Himalayas to the Hospital

Bringing the Himalayas to the Hospital

AP (Aug. 19, 2013) — Medical researchers are testing trekkers and Sherpas from the Himalayas to discover why some people recover from oxygen deprivation, while others suffer organ failure and may even die. They hope to transfer this knowledge to hospital patients.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Disappearing Glaciers in the Himalayas

Disappearing Glaciers in the Himalayas

GlobalPost (Oct. 9, 2011) — The Himalayas are home to the planet's tallest mountains, a vast range rising above Nepal and Tibet. But the locals say that climate change is affecting the landscape drastically.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Himalayan Glaciers Threaten Water Supply

Himalayan Glaciers Threaten Water Supply

GlobalPost (Apr. 27, 2011) — The Himalayas are home to the planet's tallest mountains, but by 2050, two-thirds of its glaciers may be gone, impacting the water supply for millions of people downstream.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Kazakh Shepherds Return to Their Ancestors' Pastures

Kazakh Shepherds Return to Their Ancestors' Pastures

Reuters (Aug. 6, 2013) — It's summer in Kazakhstan once again and for the country's shepherd community it means an annual pilgrimage to the picturesque Assy Plateau.
Powered by NewsLook.com

Related Stories


Share This



Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins