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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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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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A Report Claims More Than 5 Lakh People Died Prematurely In India Due To Outdoor Air Pollution

Picture : Twitter / ANI

More than five lakh people died prematurely in India in 2016 due to dangerous levels of outdoor air pollution and …

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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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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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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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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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