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Biodiversity Of Hindu Kush Himalayas Will Plummet By 2100

Image: HIMAP

It’s not just the snow and ice that’s disappearing on the roof of the world. Animals and plant species, crop …

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Coping With Storm Surges In The Sundarbans

Villagers in the Sundarbans are being displaced by coastal erosion, high soil salinity and increasingly violent cyclones [image by: Soumya Sarkar]

Villages located near rivers, creeks and low-lying areas of the Sundarbans – the world’s largest mangrove forest that straddles Bangladesh …

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Arctic Communities Push For Greater Say On Development

Tromsø, Norway, where mayors gathered this week to discuss cooperation on climate change and development in the Arctic (Photo: Jean-Marie Muggianu)

One event in Tromsø, Norway, marked the range of political action – as well as the scope of challenge – …

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Climate Change Is Turning China Into Wine Country

Chinese farmers pick grapes in a vineyard in Changli county, Hebei province [image by: Lou Linwei / Alamy Stock Photo]

Mention climate change and some will think of Pacific island states disappearing under glacial meltwater. Or global apocalypse like that …

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Drought And War Bring Afghanistan To Crisis

As drought grips Afghanistan, farmers are being forced to migrate to cities like Bamyan, the ancient city pictured here [image via: wikipedia]

It has been two years since severe drought forced twenty nine-year old Amena and her four children to leave their …

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The Independence Of The Central Bank By Raghuram G Rajan

  As I entered my last few days in office, I wanted to leave explaining why an independent central bank …

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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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