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Climate Change

Climate change casts shadow on Bhutan with glacial lakes at risk

Danger looms in the mountains as ice melt threatens to flood land downstream

Lakes in Bhutan dammed by glacial moraines are at risk of overflowing into the valleys below as ice melts.   © Getty Images

THIMPHU -- High up in the mountain regions bordering Tibet the inhabitants of Laya, one of the highest settlements in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, are still coming to terms with the death of 10 of its community members who were killed in a mudslide in one of the worst tragedies to hit the highlands.

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