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Forest fire, tourism causing Gangotri Glacier to melt faster: Study


  • The concentration of black carbon on Gangotri glacier has almost doubled in the past few years primarily because of the raging forest fires, according to a new research.
  • Scientists have been monitoring black carbon through 2 weather stations on way to Gangotri glaciers - namely Chirbasa station, and Bhojbasa station for few years.
  • The research showed that there is remarkable increase in black carbon concentration between April to June primarily due to direct and indirect activities related to tourism.