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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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Delhi Third In The List Of Cities Reporting Most Deaths Due To Air Pollution : Study

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Delhi is batting severe case of air pollution. As the city struggles to get fresh air for it’s citizens a …

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Eight Countries Come Together To Protect Bay Of Bengal

Inflow of tidal waters, Mousuni island, Sundarbans

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has just approved a grant of USD 15 million for the Bay of Bengal Large …

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Official Recognition To India’s Water Crisis Sparks Debate

Rajasthan during a drought. The government hopes a crisis narrative around water will deflect criticism away from poor water management [image by Knut-Erik Helle]

India’s water crisis is now official. The government’s own think tank the National Institution for the Transformation of India (NITI) …

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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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Looming Severe Water Crisis in India

India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat …

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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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World Environment Day : Promise To Beat Plastic Pollution For Clean Sustainable Planet

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to reaffirm the commitment to …

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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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