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Is SAARC Prepared To Combat Climate Change And Its Security Risks?

South Asia is extremely vulnerable to a range of climate impacts, ranging from shrinking glaciers and water scarcity to floods …

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As climate Changes, Himalayan Farmers Return To Traditional Crops

A new radish variety developed by Dayanand Joshi in the central Himalayas [image by: Reetu Sogani]

Climate change is making food production harder for communities in the Indian Himalayas. Over the past few decades, there have …

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Why We Need A New Perspective On Rivers

A boy crossing a small channel containing sewage which drains into the Indus near Choglamsar in Leh [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

People have tended to see rivers merely as cubic metres of water to be dammed and diverted, but rivers need …

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Ice Stupas Spark Conflict Between Farmers In Ladakh

Ice stupas provide essential water in the during the spring for irrigation in an area where snow and rainfall is decreasing (Image: Ice Stupa Artificial Glacier Project)

It is early June and the harsh sun beats down in Phyang village in the Ladakh Himalayas of northern India. …

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Another year, another mismanaged flood response in Assam And North East

Large areas remain inundated [image by: Madhav Bhattacharya]

Kamalakhya Dey Purkaystha, a member of the Assam Legislative Assembly, led the boat that carried the bodies of Mishu Malakar …

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Delhi’s Groundwater Plummets

A man selling refrigerated water on Delhi’s street [image by: Chris Wilson]

As the summer season begins in the Indian subcontinent, Delhi’s groundwater crisis has become severe. Groundwater levels have been dropping …

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Community-led Strategies Offer Hope For East Himalayan Biodiversity

The Tenga river valley in Arunachal Pradesh, one of the world’s last unexplored biodiversity hotspots (All photos by Chandan Kumar Duarah)

The Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve, an NGO from the West Kameng district of India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, …

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India’s Poorest Homes Still Await Electricity

While the government may have set up electricity poles, the lines often do not reach the villages of the marginalised, or the marginalised within villages [image by: Harini Calamur/Flickr]

Moyna is in class six and has to study by the light of a kerosene lamp or candles to finish …

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Book Review: ‘Dawn of the solar age’ By Prem Shankar Jha

  At a time when the global effort to counter climate change hangs in the balance, Prem Shankar Jha has …

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Will The New Yamuna River Project Clean Up The River?

Pankaj Vir Gupta, José Ramón Barañano, Ambassador of Spain to India, Thomas Katsouleas, Provost of the University of Virginia, Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Issues, and Inaki Alday (Left to Right)

By Anasuya Basu Many studies have been conducted in the past on cleaning up the massively polluted Yamuna river and …

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