Dinesh C Sharma

Climate vulnerability map of India coming soon
DST and SDC working together to develop pan-India climate vulnerability assessment map, to help communities and states better prepare for climate change. priyad posted 2 years 1 month ago

New Delhi, September 27 (India Science Wire): Rising sea levels, increasing number of extreme weather events, urban floods, changing temperature and rainfall patterns - such impacts of climate change are being felt in many parts of India, and not just in the coastal areas or hilly regions. 

Dr. Akhilesh Gupta , head of the climate change programme at DST. Image source: India Science Wire
How bio-restoration is helping revive degraded mangroves in Sunderbans
A new technology developed by Indian scientists is helping in revival of mangroves degraded due to rising sea levels, climate change and human intrusion in the Sunderbans in West Bengal. priyad posted 2 years 2 months ago

New Delhi, September 17 (India Science Wire): A new technology developed by Indian scientists for ecological restoration is helping in revival of mangroves degraded due to rising sea levels, climate change and human intrusion in the Sunderbans in West Bengal. 

A restored site of degraded mangroves. Image credit: India Science Wire
Experts say cold desert regions need special attention
Desertification at high altitudes increasing due to melting of glaciers, causing concern and a push to devise preventive adapation strategies. priyad posted 2 years 2 months ago

Greater Noida, September 5 (India Science Wire): Degradation of land, which leads to the process of desertification, is not limited to arid and semi-arid areas but is also visible in high altitude regions that get very little rainfall and are known as cold deserts.

A view of cold desert in Ladakh (Photo: Annu Anand)
How millets can make India’s food basket climate-resilient
Study reveals millets can mitigate effects of climate change on rainfed agriculture, thus improving food security. priyad posted 2 years 4 months ago

New Delhi, July 1 (India Science Wire): Increasing temperatures, changing monsoon and more frequent extreme climate events are posing a threat to food security in India.

Millets. Image source: Wikimedia Commons
The Himalayan glaciers shrink
A study suggests water towers of Asia contain less water than estimated. arathi posted 2 years 9 months ago

The Himalayas are often called the water towers of Asia because of the vast amount of water locked in the form of ice in thousands of glaciers there. But concerns relating to climate change have often put a question mark on future water availability from these glaciers.

Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayas might contain 27 percent less ice than previously believed. (Pic: IWP Flickr photos)
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