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South And Southeast Asia Most At Risk By Climate Change

A risk index released at the annual climate summit in the Polish city of Katowice shows that countries in South …

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India Races Ahead To Achieve Emissions Control Targets

Meenakshi Dewan doing maintenance work on a solar street lighting in her village of Tinginaput, India [image by Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development]

India will surpass its commitments on greenhouse gas emission checks and energy transition to renewables made under the 2015 Paris …

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Exclusive Extract 26 /11 Stories Of Strength – Ten Years Of Grief And Pride By Kavitha Iyer

When a news channel first identified the major killed at  the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel in Mumbai,  Dhanalakshmi …

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Saline Land Will Drive People Out Of Sundarbans

As tidal river Durgaduani tears into their earthen embankments with every high tide, islanders living deep inside the Indian Sundarbans desperately try to save farms and homes [image by: Manipadma Jena]

Increased soil salinity due to climate change-induced rises in sea levels is likely to force hundreds of thousands of coastal …

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Ganga Loses Its Steadfast Champion In GD Agarwal

Put into protective custody in a hospital in Rishikesh, Agarwal refused to break his fast until action on the Ganga was taken [image by: Tarun Bharat Sangh]

Eminent environmentalist GD Agarwal has given up his life for the Ganga. Frustrated with government inaction over reviving the lifeline …

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How To Strengthen Cooperation For A Water Secure South Asia

Brahmaputra [Image by: Deep Goswami]

South Asia is witnessing unprecedented water challenges and risks. The impacts are wide-spread and intense. From receding glaciers in the …

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Climate And Conflict In South And South East Asia

The Syrian conflict, often seen as the first climate change induced war, has led to greater scrutiny of the links between climate change and conflicts [image by: Chaoyue PAN / FLICKR]

A recently published paper by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has focussed on the under-researched topic of how …

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From Apples To Vegetables In Sikkim

A house of a farmer in Sikkim [image by: Nita Narash]

The winter was at its peak when I made my visit to the village of Lachung, in the Indian state …

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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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