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Kashmir’s Forests Face The Axe

Part of a degraded forest in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

The former Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the erstwhile Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir was very busy in September …

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Kashmir’s Famous Dal Lake Suffers During Political Uncertainty

Srinagar’s iconic Dal Lake has been suffering from neglect for decades, despite many interventions [image by: Faisal Bhat]

Jammu & Kashmir’s second largest lake is on the verge of extinction. Different governments of the erstwhile state pumped millions …

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Patna Drowns As Climate Change Meets Corruption

Record breaking rainfall exposed the dysfunctional urban planning and corruption in Patna [image by: Prashant Ravi]

They found him stranded inside his waterlogged home. Dressed in shorts and slippers and with a few bags by his …

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Climate Change Resilience Needs Investment Now

COP 14 commemorates the 25th year after UNCCD was founded, but many problems remain similar [image: UNCCD]

In coastal Odisha, flash floods often devastate the paddy crop, leading to severe distress among farmers, who have to suffer …

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To Tackle Climate Change, Rethink What You Eat

The way we produce, consume and discard food is no longer sustainable. That much is clear from the newly released …

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Dealing With Land Degradation Through Organic Farming

A sustained policy push for organic agriculture is key to fighting land degradation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, …

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The Costs Of Heightened Conflict In The Himalayas

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

It has been a month since India cut off communications and implemented a security lockdown in the part of Kashmir …

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Hydropower Projects Ruining Lives In The Himalayas

The Karcham Wangtoo hydropower project site at Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh , India [Image by: Wikimedia Commons]

The floods in Assam and Bihar and the cloudburst in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand have all once again underlined the …

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Impact News India Exclusive : Book Extract , Kargil : The Untold Stories From The War By Rachna Bisht Rawat

Chapter 1 : Unbroken A young officer is tortured to death in enemy custody. His father vows to get the …

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As Global Hunger Grows, Easy Solutions Disappear

The vast majority of the hungry are still in Asia [image from: SOFI 2019 report]

Last week, alongside the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) which monitors the progress on the global Sustainable Development Goals, UN agencies …

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