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Trapped Between Melting Glaciers And A Rising Sea: UN

Rapid sea level rise and accelerated melting of glaciers due to global warming will increasingly disrupt lives of more than …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Concludes A Hugely Successful US Tour, Thanks US President Donald Trump And American People

Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his US visit, thanking the American people for “exceptional welcome, warmth and hospitality” and saying …

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As Glaciers Disappear, Can We Be Far Behind?

Due to climate change, mountain glaciers worldwide lost mass at an average rate of 220 gigatons (Gt) per year between …

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Climate Change Resilience Needs Investment Now

COP 14 commemorates the 25th year after UNCCD was founded, but many problems remain similar [image: UNCCD]

In coastal Odisha, flash floods often devastate the paddy crop, leading to severe distress among farmers, who have to suffer …

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To Tackle Climate Change, Rethink What You Eat

The way we produce, consume and discard food is no longer sustainable. That much is clear from the newly released …

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Save Land To fight Climate Change

Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary, UNCCD (left), and COP 14 President, Prakash Javadekar, India’s Environment Minister, at the New Delhi summit [Image by: IISD/ENB]

The biennial summit organized by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and hosted by India said at the …

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Indian States Demand Payment For Ecosystem Services

A monk and child stare at an approaching storm at Sanga Choling monastery in Sikkim, India. Should states such as these be compensated for protecting the climate? [image by Andrea Kirkby]

Last weekend, 10 Himalayan states in India voiced a unique demand — payment for the clean water that flows down …

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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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Global Biodiversity Is Collapsing, Warn Scientists

Stumps on the valley caused by deforestation and slash and burn type of agriculture, Madagascar

Of the estimated eight million species on earth, around a million face extinction, according to biodiversity specialists from around the …

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First Ever Global Scientific Eating Plan Forgets The World’s Poor

A local fish market at Koshi Barrage in eastern Nepal. Most of the fish in the market are from Koshi River [image by: Nabin Baral]

A team of 37 world-leading scientists from 16 countries have just released the world’s first ever scientific eating plan. The …

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