October 30, 2011

Permafrost and glacier melt in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau region are resulting in grassland and wetland erosion

Chinese researchers report on October 26, 2011 that permafrost and glacier melt recorded in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau region are already resulting in grassland and wetland erosion, which is raising concerns for water shortages that could dry up rivers and lead to more widespread desertification.

Sources: The Hindu, Summit Country Voice

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