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As glaciers retreat in North India, rivers shrink and floods grow

By Ashutosh Sharma | Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:00 PM
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JAMMU, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The Tawi River once surged through the city of Jammu in northern India so deep and swift that residents were forced to take a boat to get across. Today the sluggish waterway is barely knee deep for much of the year, its bed a dumping ground for untreated city waste.

What has changed in half a century? In part, retreating glaciers and deforestation that are ...

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