Mining in the Himalayas

Author: A.K. Soni
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315350564
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Himalaya, the world's most prominent mountain system of the world is a source of sustainence for the social, cultural and economic development of population across different countries. Unscientific, small-scale mining for harnessing reounrces including minerals has caused ecosystem damage. Therefore, an integrated and holistic approach to deal with the resource management is required. This book makes a focussed effort to explain how mining in the Himalaya is practiced with discussions pertaining to critiques and lacunas of mining and environmental practices. Status of mining practices in Himalaya is included along with the legal/environmental repercussions of mining.

Climate Change in the Himalayas

Author: G. B. Pant
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319616544
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book analyzes the issues associated with climate change in the Himalayas. The purpose of choosing the Himalayas as a focus is because it is a particularly fragile mountain system, highly sensitive to climate change impacts, and it contains one of the largest human populations affected by climate change. The book provides extensive data and information regarding the climate history of the Himalayas, and the current effects of climate change on Himalayan weather systems, and on human and animal populations in the region. The book begins with an overview of global climate change with discussions of data trends and international initiatives, then segues into a history of climate changes and weather trends in the Himalayas. Weather systems of the Himalayas, both past and current, are analyzed and detailed through climate models, seasonal observations of weather fronts, and overviews of various climate scenarios. The book then discusses climate change impacts and signat ures specific to the Central Himalayan region, where the largest effects of impacts are observed. Readers will discover analysis presented on water resources, meteorological changes, biodiversity, agriculture and human health along with perspectives of management and policy. This book will appeal to researchers studying climate science, climatology, environmental scientists and policymakers.

Mining on a Small and Medium Scale

Author: Ajoy K. Ghose
Publisher: Practical Action
ISBN: 9781853394010
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The contributions relate to issues such as management vis-a-vis small scale mining focusing on environmental, health and safety, social and gender issues, and offer a multitude of issues and their solutions relating to small-scale mining which could form the basis of an agenda for action.