India Glacier Disaster: In a Warming World is there no Less Lethal Way to Power Development?

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BHUBANESWAR, India, Feb 16 (IPS) - On Sunday morning, Feb. 7, as most of the working-class in India’s Himalayan State of Uttarakhand went about their chores, the glacier-fed Rishi Ganga river started rising. Two hours later, swollen with rock debris and snowmelt, its waters rose 53 feet — the height equivalent of a five-storey building.

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