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Vehicles lined up near the newly-completed Giant Buddha stupa in Thimphu, Bhutan [Image: Dawa Gyelmo]

Is India’s goods and services tax bad news for Bhutan’s environment?

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan remained in isolation for centuries until 1961, when a road was completed connecting the …

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Kedarnath in the Himalayas after climate change induced landslides in 2013 [Image by Sanjay Semwa]

Who should pay for damage associated with climate change – and who should be compensated?

Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice. The …

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A Kashmiri man near a Budgam forest shows the degradation caused to forests over the past few decades [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

Increased siltation raises Kashmir flood threat

Kashmir’s deforested hills have been the prime cause of the heavy siltation of its water bodies. This is now being …

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No relief for 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR , NGT refuses to lift ban

There seems to be no respite for 10 year old diesel vehicles in Delhi and NCR. The National Green Tribunal …

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A boy swims as he was crossing the floded area caused by Sirisiya River in Ramghaduwa , Parsa District , Nepal

Life in waterlogged cities

Mumbai’s streets turned to rivers last week as five inches of rain fell on the city in one day. Public …

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Woman holds a goat while sitting on a raft at the flood affected in Jakhalabandha area on August 13, 2017. Photo by Biju Boro

What’s causing so many changes to India’s monsoons?

By Raghu Murtugudde For the third year in a row, India’s monsoon season has produced floods in the northwest and …

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Picture : The Brahmaputra (in the background) overflows its banks near Dhubri in Lower Assam during the August 2017 flood [Image by Sucharita Sen

Dam worsens flood devastation in Assam

By Mubina Akhtar In a relief camp on the Amtola embankment in the town of North Lakhimpur, Kulen Gogoi has …

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China and India can help satisfy energy demands in green way : Erik Solheim

Erik Solheim, the executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme speaks to thethirdpole.net about energy access in China and …

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Is India sharing the Ganga’s water fairly?

Officially, India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers, but that number is currently under review. Between 10 to 16 additional rivers …

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Picture Courtesy : Zee News

NGT acts tough on plastic bags, slams AAP for lackadaisical approach

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday imposed an interim ban on sale and use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which …

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