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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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Global Biodiversity Is Collapsing, Warn Scientists

Stumps on the valley caused by deforestation and slash and burn type of agriculture, Madagascar

Of the estimated eight million species on earth, around a million face extinction, according to biodiversity specialists from around the …

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India Is Leaving Its Poor Farmers Behind

Sowing paddy in Tamil Nadu [image by Michael Foley]

Anurag Verma is a rich and curious farmer. His gently waving fields of wheat are ready to ripen, but he …

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Weak Workplan Wounds Paris Agreement

Developed countries, historically responsible for the majority of emissions, have only promised that the “probability” of climate finance will be available, disappointing many [image by: Joydeep Gupta]

A Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) was just about saved as the UN climate summit concluded a day behind schedule …

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Consensus Eludes Climate Talks Over Finance And Transparency

While the city of Katowice glittered for its visitors the climate negotiations have been dark indeed [image copyright: cop24.gov.pl]

The Paris Agreement will not come into effect on schedule in 2020 if negotiators continue bickering the way they have …

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Governments Leading World To Disastrous Warming: UN

Countries are not switching away from coal fast enough to be effective [image by: Andrew / Flickr]

Governments will not be able to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement, and with business as usual, we are heading for …

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India Seeking Ways To Limit Climate Change After IPCC Report

Among the painful changes India may have to make is to shut coal plants before the end of their economic lives [image by:

The Indian government has accepted the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and has asked a …

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1.5 Degree Ambition Demands Radical Change, UN Warns

There are major benefits to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial level, but doing so will …

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Cities Must Lead The Action On Climate Change

Environmental activists and police face off on the opening day of the GCAS [image by: Joydeep Gupta]

Coastal cities in the tropics are not the only ones suffering from the effects of climate change. So is a …

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