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‘Indo-Gangetic plains will be ruined by tree felling’

The Times of India 20 Nov 2021
... of the Himalayas ... Speaking to TOI, Ajay S Rawat, former chairman of International Union of Forest Research Organisation (IUFRO), said, "The felling of trees and road construction are proposed in the Shivalik landscape, which is an extension of 'lesser Himalayas'.
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Shivaliks are ‘natural sponges’; tree felling for road project will devastate Indo-Gangetic plains: Activists

The Times of India 20 Nov 2021
Speaking to TOI, Ajay S Rawat, former chairman of International Union of Forest Research Organisation (IUFRO), said, "The felling of trees and road construction are proposed in the Shivalik landscape, which is an extension of 'lesser Himalayas', is not a eco-friendly move.
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Char Dham road widening: Equipment, troops must reach LAC even in rain, snow or landslide, Centre tells SC

The Times of India 12 Nov 2021
And we are ready to consider all suggestions for mitigating possible adverse impact from the construction of all weather roads ... Construction of double lane paved shoulder roads of 10 metre width will devastatingly impact the Himalayas and in turn the whole ecology and climate of the country for generations to come.
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Centre justifies Char Dham highway widening in SC

Deccan Chronicle 12 Nov 2021
Calling the roads under construction “heating rods” that will eventually destroy the Himalayas and its fragile ecosystem, Mr Gonsalves said the Himalayas were in themselves a defence shield and the road-widening project “should not be continued for a day ...
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Here's What Science Has to Say About Roland Emmerich's Disaster Movies

Interesting Engineering 11 Nov 2021
Word of mouth is already building for director and screenwriter Roland Emmerich's latest disaster movie, Moonfall ... On April 27, 2020, the U.S ... The videos are ... On November 7, 2021, Dr ... In the film, when exotic neutrinos start warming up Earth's core, causing the tectonic plates to shift, governments begin construction of enormous arks in the Himalayas.
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Can constitutional courts override defence concerns on environmental grounds, SC ponders

Suryaa 09 Nov 2021
The AG submitted that the Army is constructing feeder roads to the ... Gonsalves cited the catastrophic impact of road expansion on young mountains like the Himalayas and added that parliamentary expert committee reports suggest Himalayas may not be able to take the road construction.
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Tomb Savers: Archeologists Rescue Ancient Remains From 6,500-Year-Old Graves

The Tennessee Tribune 25 Oct 2021
Archeologists have unearthed eight prehistoric tombs, between 5,500 and 6,500 years old, in the heart of a Swiss town, but construction work has severely damaged three of them ... A team of experts was sent in to check on the site while new construction work was underway in the area ... They are often found in the Alps and the Himalayas.
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Death toll passes 150 in Nepal and India floods

RNZ 21 Oct 2021
While attributing the heavy rains to the climate crisis, experts have also cited hydro-power projects in the higher reaches of the Himalayas, and excessive and often unchecked construction on steep slopes which cause damage to the region's fragile ecology.
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Climate change is fueling flash flood fury in Uttarakhand, say climatologists

The Times of India 21 Oct 2021
Professor Y P Sundriyal, Head of Department, Geology, HNB Garhwal University said, “Higher Himalayas, both climatically and tectonically, are highly sensitive, so much so, that at first stance construction of mega hydro-projects should be avoided ... Secondly, construction of roads should be done with all scientific techniques ... Start a Conversation. .
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'Climate change fuels flood fury in U'khand'

The Times of India 21 Oct 2021
+Text Size ... ARTICLES ... Professor Y P Sundriyal, Head of Department, Geology, HNB Garhwal University said, “Higher Himalayas, both climatically and tectonically, are highly sensitive, so much so, that at first stance construction of mega hydro-projects should be avoided ... Secondly, construction of roads should be done with all scientific techniques ... .
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Uttarakhand: At least 46 killed in floods in Himalayan state

BBC News 20 Oct 2021
Experts say the Himalayan state, a popular tourist spot, is seeing the effects of both climate change and rampant construction ... They have cited hydro-power projects in the higher reaches of the Himalayas, and excessive and often unchecked construction on steep slopes which cause damage to the region's fragile ecology.
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Flood toll hits 52 amid rescue ops in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times 20 Oct 2021
... of India to disruptions in weather patterns caused by the climate crisis, and this, experts say, has exacerbated the harms by unplanned construction work in ecologically sensitive areas such as the Himalayas and the Western Ghats, which too have been hit by floods and landslides.
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At least 46 dead, 11 missing in flooding and landslides in northern India

The Irish Times 20 Oct 2021
So far 46 people have been found dead and 12 injured ... However, experts say intense development of the mountain region, including the construction of dams and roads in the fragile Himalayas, often encroaching on rivers, is destabilising the area, making it more prone to extreme weather events ... .
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Madhav Gadgil interview: ‘Destructive activities are carried out in name of development’

Hindustan Times 19 Oct 2021
Mindless construction in the Western Ghats and the Himalayas is worsening climate disasters, ecologist Madhav Gadgil said in an interview on Tuesday ... Mindless construction in the Western Ghats and the Himalayas is worsening climate disasters, ecologist Madhav Gadgil said in an interview on Tuesday ... These were all along a road construction project.
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PM’s strict action to avert human, environmental catastrophe in Murree

The News International 12 Oct 2021
Following the intervention of the prime minister to save Murree from a possible human and environmental catastrophe, the Punjab government has issued new building bylaws for construction to put an immediate end to the mushroom growth of concrete structures in the most popular hill station of the country.
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