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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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Delhi’s Air Quality Worsens, Slides Dangerously To ‘Severe Category’

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Air quality in the national capital deteriorated alarmingly, gradually inching towards the ‘severe’ category, as parts of the massive Bhalswa …

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Authorities Warn Pollution May Increase, Despite Improvement In Delhi’s Air Quality

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Delhi’s air quality improved   a little after rainfall lashed parts of the national capital, but authorities warned that pollution could …

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Ganga Loses Its Steadfast Champion In GD Agarwal

Put into protective custody in a hospital in Rishikesh, Agarwal refused to break his fast until action on the Ganga was taken [image by: Tarun Bharat Sangh]

Eminent environmentalist GD Agarwal has given up his life for the Ganga. Frustrated with government inaction over reviving the lifeline …

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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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Climate And Conflict In South And South East Asia

The Syrian conflict, often seen as the first climate change induced war, has led to greater scrutiny of the links between climate change and conflicts [image by: Chaoyue PAN / FLICKR]

A recently published paper by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has focussed on the under-researched topic of how …

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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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