KATHMANDU, March 29: A recent study conducted by environmentalists and geologists has come up with an alarming finding that the rapid melting of glaciers with both horizontal and vertical retreats observed in recent years poses threats of cause drying up of several rivers or increase significantly the risks of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) across Hindu Kush Himalayan region.
ISLAMABAD, March 28: Thirty-six glacial lakes in various valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan have been declared dangerous. At least seven of them pose a major threat to the people, said a survey by Focus Pakistan, an NGO.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: “Ever since the army assigned me the pilot project, I was haunted by the daunting task,” said Lieutenant Colonel Bharat Lal Shrestha, who led the Nepal Army team in draining water from the Imja glacial lake to a safe level. Imja in Solukhumbu. District is one of the potentially dangerous glacial lakes of Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Nepal has successfully drained part of a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, averting risk of a disastrous flood that could have threatened thousands of lives, officials said Monday.