Archive for March, 2008

 

HIMALAYAN GLACIERS MAY DISAPPEAR WITHIN DECADES

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Himalayan glaciers are melting fast and may disappear within decades, affecting as many as 750 million people downstream who depend on the glacial melt for their water, according to a new UN report. Rivers in the region such as the Ganges, the Indus and the Brahmaputra, as well as others criss-crossing northern India may soon […]

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Russia’s snow leopard population declines by half

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Source: Russian News and Information Agency     NOVOSIBIRSK, March 7 (RIA Novosti) – The number of snow leopards in Russia’s southwestern Siberian Altai Republic has fallen from 40 in the late 1990s to 10-15, the director of the Gorny Altai nature preserve said on Friday. Russia has an estimated total of 100 large mountain […]

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