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Himalayan Hydro Developers Wilfully Ignore Climate Risks

Lower Subansiri dam construction site

With growing warnings of the cascading impacts of climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the region’s hydropower sector ought …

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Protests Bring CPEC’s Kashmir Dam To A Halt

Fears of river diversion have led to protests against a Chinese funded hydropower project in Kashmir [image by: Ghulam Rasool]

The site of the 1,110 MW Kohala hydropower project in Kashmir lies forlorn and quiet without the usual humdrum noise …

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Fashion’s New Address In Guwahati – Musings

The growing prevalence of multi-label stores are attracting the shoppers and designers alike as compared to individual designer outlets in …

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Biodiversity Of Hindu Kush Himalayas Will Plummet By 2100

Image: HIMAP

It’s not just the snow and ice that’s disappearing on the roof of the world. Animals and plant species, crop …

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Coping With Storm Surges In The Sundarbans

Villagers in the Sundarbans are being displaced by coastal erosion, high soil salinity and increasingly violent cyclones [image by: Soumya Sarkar]

Villages located near rivers, creeks and low-lying areas of the Sundarbans – the world’s largest mangrove forest that straddles Bangladesh …

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Arctic Communities Push For Greater Say On Development

Tromsø, Norway, where mayors gathered this week to discuss cooperation on climate change and development in the Arctic (Photo: Jean-Marie Muggianu)

One event in Tromsø, Norway, marked the range of political action – as well as the scope of challenge – …

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Climate Change Is Turning China Into Wine Country

Chinese farmers pick grapes in a vineyard in Changli county, Hebei province [image by: Lou Linwei / Alamy Stock Photo]

Mention climate change and some will think of Pacific island states disappearing under glacial meltwater. Or global apocalypse like that …

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Drought And War Bring Afghanistan To Crisis

As drought grips Afghanistan, farmers are being forced to migrate to cities like Bamyan, the ancient city pictured here [image via: wikipedia]

It has been two years since severe drought forced twenty nine-year old Amena and her four children to leave their …

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The Independence Of The Central Bank By Raghuram G Rajan

  As I entered my last few days in office, I wanted to leave explaining why an independent central bank …

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South And Southeast Asia Most At Risk By Climate Change

A risk index released at the annual climate summit in the Polish city of Katowice shows that countries in South …

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