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Community-led Strategies Offer Hope For East Himalayan Biodiversity

The Tenga river valley in Arunachal Pradesh, one of the world’s last unexplored biodiversity hotspots (All photos by Chandan Kumar Duarah)

The Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve, an NGO from the West Kameng district of India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, …

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World Environment Day : Promise To Beat Plastic Pollution For Clean Sustainable Planet

Picture Courtesy : indianexpress.com

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to reaffirm the commitment to …

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Will The New Yamuna River Project Clean Up The River?

Pankaj Vir Gupta, José Ramón Barañano, Ambassador of Spain to India, Thomas Katsouleas, Provost of the University of Virginia, Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Issues, and Inaki Alday (Left to Right)

By Anasuya Basu Many studies have been conducted in the past on cleaning up the massively polluted Yamuna river and …

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India’s Air Pollution Plan Is A Disappointment

Delhi may be the most polluted cities in the world [image by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier]

Over the last few years reporting on India’s air pollution crisis has dominated the news. The state of its capital …

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China, India And Water Across The Border

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Chinese President Xi Jinping along the East Lake, in Wuhan, China on April 28, 2018. (Photo: Press Information Bureau, Government of India)

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping held an informal summit on April 27-28, involving a …

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14 of World’s 20 Most Polluted Cities Are in India : WHO Report

Picture : representational image

Delhi and Varanasi are among the 14 Indian cities that figured in a list of 20 most polluted cities in …

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Going beyond the mega project mindset is a must for India-Nepal relations

Mahakali river site at Bramhadev, Kanchanpur [image by: Bhaskar Bhattarai / USAID]

Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli has returned to Kathmandu after a three-day visit to India that lasted from April …

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Kashmir water crisis hits at its staple: Rice

A farmer working in his rice farm in Zangam-Pattan, north Kashmir [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

Western South Asia looks set for an increasingly dry summer, with NASA predicting drought in Afghanistan over low snowfall this …

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With Low Water Reserves, A Blistering Indian Summer

Young girls at a well in Gujarat, which is already facing a water scarcity [image by: Mark Charmer]

The omens for this summer are bad in South Asia. Afghanistan received the lowest snowfall in years, spiking fears of …

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Hydropower in the Himalayas: the economics that are often ignored

The problems with resettlement and rehabilitation was one of the reasons of the escalating social costs of the Tehri dam [image by: Sharada Prasad CS]

Of all Himalayan nations, China has made the most progress towards hydropower development. This has been driven by three major …

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