Browsing: Ecology

This section is a window to the happenings and challenges that Jammu and Kashmir’s fragile ecology faces. It tackles water bodies, forests, flora and fauna, wild life, weather and impact of developmental activities on mother nature.

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A Dry Kolhai

One of the major glaciers, the Kolhai in Pahalgam Mountains is fast receding. While the blame goes to climatic change,…

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Predator’s Return

Concretization of the Valley’s plains does not prevent the wild from descending down the peaks. Umar Mukhtar reports a literal…

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Explaining Traeth

When the deadly dark clouds burst into bangs, these actually are big bangs for some people because they have to…

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A trip to Kousarnag

By Danish Ahmad Kousarnag- located roughly 141 miles from Srinagar, is considered one of the attractive sites. Every year, thousands…

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Next Tosamaidan?

After winding up its half-a-century-old gory shell-campaign at Tosamaidan in 2014, army is exploring alternative area. Bajpathri, the fascinating meadow…

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Tasteless Anchar

Once famous for its fish, Nadru, and vegetable gardens, Anchar Lake struggles to survive encroachment, waste dump, and official neglect.…

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Stone Stories

The stone quarry at Athwajan is in debate for both environmental and human costs. Riyaz Bhat reports In a span…

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‘Royal’ Sale

A Mughal era garden in Dal Lake’s lap is latest causality of land mafia. Sold by the Maharaja to a…

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Flying Research

Not many knew that a boy who used to chase dragon flies in paddy fields of Ganderbal will one day…

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Carbon Costs

Hunting new tools to fight the winter chill might be a major challenge for Kashmir given the costs its traditional…

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Draught in dal

Apart from affecting livelihood of nearly a million families and destroying crops and infrastructure worth billions, the September 2014 floods…

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Flying Visitors

Despite vanishing wetlands Kashmir continues to attract thousands of migratory birds every year. But there is more than one migration.…

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Aftershocks

Ten years after tremors struck valley devouring 1,400 people in a matter of few minutes, the worst hit Uri in…