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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Glaciers on the roof of the World at risk

Glaciers on the roof of the World at risk

Date : 6th September 2005, Source : ENS



BANGKOK, Thailand, September 6, 2005 (ENS) - The mountains of Asia, including the towering Himalayas, are facing accelerating threats from a rapid rise in roads, settlements, overgrazing and deforestation, experts are warning in a new report. New calculations by experts with the Chinese Academy of Sciences indicate that China’s highland glaciers are shrinking by an amount equivalent to all the water in the giant Yellow River each year.

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