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Himalayan Cold Wave, Avalanches, Kill Hundreds In South Asia

Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority has scrambled rescue operations in the Neelum Valley, but many people remain out of reach [image: NDMA]

In a video gone viral among some circles, an old man lies curled up in the snow, frozen to death. …

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No Money For Climate Loss And Damage

Homes destroyed in Satkhira, Bangladesh, by Cyclone Bulbul [image courtesy: Jago Nari]

Climate change is impacting agriculture, forests, mountains and oceans, and is making droughts, floods and storms more frequent and more …

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No Appetite To Pay To Stop Global Warming

Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa taking questions on the first day of the conference [image by: UNclimatechange / Flickr]

The annual summit of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) starts just a few weeks before the 2015 …

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Trapped Between Melting Glaciers And A Rising Sea: UN

Rapid sea level rise and accelerated melting of glaciers due to global warming will increasingly disrupt lives of more than …

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As Glaciers Disappear, Can We Be Far Behind?

Due to climate change, mountain glaciers worldwide lost mass at an average rate of 220 gigatons (Gt) per year between …

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One Law To Rule India’s Rivers

Protests in Bangalore over Cauvery water, one of the key interstate water disputes in India [image by: Press Trust of India]

In possibly the most ambitious change to India’s water governance since the founding of the country in 1947, the central …

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Save Land To fight Climate Change

Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary, UNCCD (left), and COP 14 President, Prakash Javadekar, India’s Environment Minister, at the New Delhi summit [Image by: IISD/ENB]

The biennial summit organized by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and hosted by India said at the …

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India Promotes South-South Cooperation, But Key Questions Unaddressed

As the second week of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of Parties (COP) kicked off in Delhi, …

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Indian States Demand Payment For Ecosystem Services

A monk and child stare at an approaching storm at Sanga Choling monastery in Sikkim, India. Should states such as these be compensated for protecting the climate? [image by Andrea Kirkby]

Last weekend, 10 Himalayan states in India voiced a unique demand — payment for the clean water that flows down …

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With Floods And Droughts, Millions At The Mercy Of The Rains

A freight train loaded down with water leaves for the Indian city of Chennai [image by: DNA]

Nearly a thousand people have been killed by floods in Nepal, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam in India, and in …

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