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Himalayan Cold Wave, Avalanches, Kill Hundreds In South Asia

Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority has scrambled rescue operations in the Neelum Valley, but many people remain out of reach [image: NDMA]

In a video gone viral among some circles, an old man lies curled up in the snow, frozen to death. …

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No Money For Climate Loss And Damage

Homes destroyed in Satkhira, Bangladesh, by Cyclone Bulbul [image courtesy: Jago Nari]

Climate change is impacting agriculture, forests, mountains and oceans, and is making droughts, floods and storms more frequent and more …

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Kashmir’s Famous Dal Lake Suffers During Political Uncertainty

Srinagar’s iconic Dal Lake has been suffering from neglect for decades, despite many interventions [image by: Faisal Bhat]

Jammu & Kashmir’s second largest lake is on the verge of extinction. Different governments of the erstwhile state pumped millions …

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Dealing With Land Degradation Through Organic Farming

A sustained policy push for organic agriculture is key to fighting land degradation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, …

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The Costs Of Heightened Conflict In The Himalayas

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

It has been a month since India cut off communications and implemented a security lockdown in the part of Kashmir …

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As Global Hunger Grows, Easy Solutions Disappear

The vast majority of the hungry are still in Asia [image from: SOFI 2019 report]

Last week, alongside the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) which monitors the progress on the global Sustainable Development Goals, UN agencies …

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India Is Leaving Its Poor Farmers Behind

Sowing paddy in Tamil Nadu [image by Michael Foley]

Anurag Verma is a rich and curious farmer. His gently waving fields of wheat are ready to ripen, but he …

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Protests Bring CPEC’s Kashmir Dam To A Halt

Fears of river diversion have led to protests against a Chinese funded hydropower project in Kashmir [image by: Ghulam Rasool]

The site of the 1,110 MW Kohala hydropower project in Kashmir lies forlorn and quiet without the usual humdrum noise …

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Climate Change Is Turning China Into Wine Country

Chinese farmers pick grapes in a vineyard in Changli county, Hebei province [image by: Lou Linwei / Alamy Stock Photo]

Mention climate change and some will think of Pacific island states disappearing under glacial meltwater. Or global apocalypse like that …

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Drought And War Bring Afghanistan To Crisis

As drought grips Afghanistan, farmers are being forced to migrate to cities like Bamyan, the ancient city pictured here [image via: wikipedia]

It has been two years since severe drought forced twenty nine-year old Amena and her four children to leave their …

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