Author: Hridayesh Joshi

Climate change impacts agriculture in Ladakh: a multimedia report

The faster melting of glaciers and lower snowfall and rain due to global warming have started impacting farming patterns in the cold desert of Ladakh in India

T. Namgyal, a 65-year-old farmer who lives in Hunder village of Nubra Valley, has seen the growing water scarcity in Ladakh. In the past few decades, snowfall has considerably declined and now there is little water in the rivers and streams…Read More

Himalayan villages reap benefit of recharging springs

By harvesting rainwater and recharging springs, many villages in mountainous Uttarakhand have succeeded in meeting local demand for water and in reducing the chances of forest fires as well

Life for 29-year-old Sangeeta Devi wasn’t the same eight years ago until a huge water storage tank was built on top of the hill near her village. It made a much-required difference in her life…Read More

Best of 2017: Benchmark glaciers in the Himalayas keep receding

The steady retreat of Satopanth and Bhagirath-Kharak, two glaciers that are closely monitored by scientists, is a chilling reminder of how climate change is affecting the hydrology of Ganga…

Located just three km from the Hindu shrine of Badrinath, Mana is the last village near the India-China border. At a height of over 3,000 metres, Mana is a special attraction for…Read more