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Jammu & Kashmir Hydro Project Cleared Without Site Visit

The Marusudar river, a major tributary of the Chenab, on which the Bursar hydro power project will be constructed

By Athar Parvaiz The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has given a green signal to the 800 MW Bursar …

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The making of a conservationist Prime Minister

When a Congress leader writes a biography of Indira Gandhi, you expect unadulterated praise. Jairam Ramesh’s India Gandhi: A Life …

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Delhi Smog Reveals Global Failure To Deal With Climate Change

Despite an action plan, and much political hullabaloo, India’s National Capital Region remains blanketed by Pollution

By Omair Ahmad From the beginning of COP23, the issue of loss and damage has cast a shadow over proceedings …

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Money Remains Distant Honeypot As Climate Summit Ends

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres at Bonn [image: UNclimatechange]

The annual UN climate summit ended in Bonn, Germany, with no agreement on providing money to developing countries, but a …

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From Bread Basket To Basket Case

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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