Not just their frequency, even the intensity of cyclones in the Arabian Sea has increased in recent years

In recent years, thanks to the IMD tracking cyclones almost from their inception to their land fall and beyond, cyclone forecast has improved considerably. (Credit: iStockPhoto)

Even as you read this, Cyclone Tauktae is brewing strong in the Arabian Sea. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has charted its path since May 14, when it was still a deep depression over the Lakshadweep area. …

A view of the portion of the Rishi Ganga river ravaged by floods on February 7, 2021. Photo: Reuters/Anushree Fadnavis.

Scientists have termed the disastrous glacier break that led to flash floods in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand as the largest contemporary mass movements in mountains at global scale and warned of similar events in future in view of the changing climate clubbed with increased anthropogenic activities

New Delhi: A…

26 Ice stupas were built by Villagers and on an average 3 lakh litre water was stored in each such stupa for the winter season of 2019–20.

Clockwise: The Ice Stupas of Ladakh in 2019–20 season. The 1st , 2nd and 3rd biggest Ice Stupas from the villages of Igoo, Tarchit and Phyang. The last image shows a stack of Ice Stupas built in Gangles valley during an Ice Valley prototype project to conserve and later supply water for downstream villages and ultimately Leh city.

Known as cold desert, Ladakh is characterized by distinct geographical and climatic features. With reducing precipitation, increasing average temperatures, and reduced glaciers to…

Nivedita Khandekar

Journalist, researcher, photographer

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