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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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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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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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