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Coronavirus: Social Distancing A Cruel Joke For Slum Dwellers In Himalayan Cities

“How distant is this social distancing the Prime Minister keeps talking about?” asked Sumita Singh. “He wants us to keep …

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What Next For The Chinese Economy After The Coronavirus?

  As the country first – and so far most – affected by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), China is now …

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Experts have suggested that consumption of bamboo rats or pangolins may have enabled the coronavirus to transfer to humans [image: Alamy]

Will The Coronavirus Outbreak Dent China’s Wild Meat Trade?

  China has a long history of dealing with issues of ecology from a consumerist perspective, probably best highlighted by …

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

Himalayan Cold Wave, Avalanches, Kill Hundreds In South Asia

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

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

No Money For Climate Loss And Damage

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

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

Kashmir’s Famous Dal Lake Suffers During Political Uncertainty

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

The Costs Of Heightened Conflict In The Himalayas

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

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

As Global Hunger Grows, Easy Solutions Disappear

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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Sowing paddy in Tamil Nadu [image by Michael Foley]

India Is Leaving Its Poor Farmers Behind

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

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