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Migration Always Good? There’s No Straight Answer

As agricultural productivity flounders in the Sundarbans, unskilled labour is all the residents have to sell [image by: Mike Prince]

By Rituparna Hajra and Tuhin Ghosh In India, 55% of male migrants send remit­tances to support households have left behind. …

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Opinion: The Madcap Scheme To Divert The Brahmaputra

A bridge over the Yarlung Tsampo / Brahmaputra, in the west of Lhasa [image by Eric/Flickr]

Last year a proposal to divert the Brahmaputra, one of Asia’s major rivers, from Tibet into Xinjiang province was posted …

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Uttarakhand Villagers Harvest Rainwater, Recharge Springs, Avoid Long Walks

In the Himalayas, most women have to walk miles on hilly terrain to fetch water as local water sources are depleting [Image by Hridayesh Joshi]

By Hridayesh Joshi Life for 29-year-old Sangeeta Devi wasn’t the same eight years ago until a huge water storage tank …

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Sinking Sundarbans Islands Underline Climate Crisis

Coastal erosion, high soil salinity and increasingly violent cyclones have forced the young out of their homes in the Sundarbans, living behind only the old people, children and women [image by: Soumya Sarkar]

By Soumya Sarkar Kalyani Mandal has gone way past hope. Living in Dhoblat Shibpur, a coastal village on Sagar Island …

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Environment And Climate Change Gets Short Shrift in Union Budget 2018

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, (third from left) addressing a Post Budget Press Conference [image courtesy: PIB]

Soumya Sarkar, Juhi Chaudhary & Sapna Gopal As the Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rose in Parliament to present the …

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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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