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Is SAARC Prepared To Combat Climate Change And Its Security Risks?

South Asia is extremely vulnerable to a range of climate impacts, ranging from shrinking glaciers and water scarcity to floods …

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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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As climate Changes, Himalayan Farmers Return To Traditional Crops

A new radish variety developed by Dayanand Joshi in the central Himalayas [image by: Reetu Sogani]

Climate change is making food production harder for communities in the Indian Himalayas. Over the past few decades, there have …

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Why We Need A New Perspective On Rivers

A boy crossing a small channel containing sewage which drains into the Indus near Choglamsar in Leh [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

People have tended to see rivers merely as cubic metres of water to be dammed and diverted, but rivers need …

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Delhi Third In The List Of Cities Reporting Most Deaths Due To Air Pollution : Study

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Delhi is batting severe case of air pollution. As the city struggles to get fresh air for it’s citizens a …

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Eight Countries Come Together To Protect Bay Of Bengal

Inflow of tidal waters, Mousuni island, Sundarbans

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has just approved a grant of USD 15 million for the Bay of Bengal Large …

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Official Recognition To India’s Water Crisis Sparks Debate

Rajasthan during a drought. The government hopes a crisis narrative around water will deflect criticism away from poor water management [image by Knut-Erik Helle]

India’s water crisis is now official. The government’s own think tank the National Institution for the Transformation of India (NITI) …

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Another year, another mismanaged flood response in Assam And North East

Large areas remain inundated [image by: Madhav Bhattacharya]

Kamalakhya Dey Purkaystha, a member of the Assam Legislative Assembly, led the boat that carried the bodies of Mishu Malakar …

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Looming Severe Water Crisis in India

India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat …

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Delhi’s Groundwater Plummets

A man selling refrigerated water on Delhi’s street [image by: Chris Wilson]

As the summer season begins in the Indian subcontinent, Delhi’s groundwater crisis has become severe. Groundwater levels have been dropping …

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