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The burning of crop residue in Punjab and Haryana is creating serious air pollution hazard over northern India [image by: Richardt Radek Larsen]

 Soumya Sarkar After degrading rich farmland through reckless use of chemical fertilisers and depleting aquifers by overusing groundwater – an …

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Rich Nations Shirking on Climate Commitments, Says Bloc of Developing Countries

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The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a …

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Zeroing in on air pollution

The planned scheme could slash NO2 levels in Oxford city centre [image by: Tejvan Pettinger]

  In India initiatives such as Delhi’s “odd-even policy” and the NITI Aayog’s aggressive push towards electric cars were seen …

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Is India’s goods and services tax bad news for Bhutan’s environment?

Vehicles lined up near the newly-completed Giant Buddha stupa in Thimphu, Bhutan [Image: Dawa Gyelmo]

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan remained in isolation for centuries until 1961, when a road was completed connecting the …

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Who should pay for damage associated with climate change – and who should be compensated?

Kedarnath in the Himalayas after climate change induced landslides in 2013 [Image by Sanjay Semwa]

Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice. The …

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Increased siltation raises Kashmir flood threat

A Kashmiri man near a Budgam forest shows the degradation caused to forests over the past few decades [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

Kashmir’s deforested hills have been the prime cause of the heavy siltation of its water bodies. This is now being …

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No relief for 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR , NGT refuses to lift ban

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There seems to be no respite for 10 year old diesel vehicles in Delhi and NCR. The National Green Tribunal …

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Life in waterlogged cities

A boy swims as he was crossing the floded area caused by Sirisiya River in Ramghaduwa , Parsa District , Nepal

Mumbai’s streets turned to rivers last week as five inches of rain fell on the city in one day. Public …

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What’s causing so many changes to India’s monsoons?

Woman holds a goat while sitting on a raft at the flood affected in Jakhalabandha area on August 13, 2017. Photo by Biju Boro

By Raghu Murtugudde For the third year in a row, India’s monsoon season has produced floods in the northwest and …

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Dam worsens flood devastation in Assam

Picture : The Brahmaputra (in the background) overflows its banks near Dhubri in Lower Assam during the August 2017 flood [Image by Sucharita Sen

By Mubina Akhtar In a relief camp on the Amtola embankment in the town of North Lakhimpur, Kulen Gogoi has …

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