Environment

September, 2016

  • 10 September

    Melting Glaciers May Impact Hydropower Plans

    The World Water Week has put the focus back into shrinking glaciers but the jury is still out on the impacts they will have on the flow in snow-fed rivers and hydropower generation.

July, 2016

  • 19 July

    The Little-Known Fund at the Heart of the Paris Climate Agreement

    The Green Climate Fund is supposed to finance the world's shift away from fossil fuels. But fossil fuel-funding banks are eager to get on board.

May, 2016

  • 16 May

    Coastal Flooding Threatens Cities Across World

    According to projections for the year 2070, India’s Kolkata and Mumbai top the list of cities whose populations are most exposed to coastal flooding, with 14 million and 11.4 million respectively. The first seven cities on the list are from Asia, followed by Miami at number eight.

  • 14 May

    Indian Air Pollution A ‘National Crisis’

    India dominates list of world’s top polluted cities, new data from the WHO reveals, with cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh catching up fast.

April, 2016

  • 20 April

    Resilient Midwestern Cities Improving Equity in a Changing Climate

    Faced with growing risks of flooding, heat-related deaths, and poor air and water quality; skyrocketing energy bills; and costly damage to homes and infrastructure, some Midwestern city officials and community advocates are taking steps to improve their cities’ resilience to the effects of climate change.

  • 1 April

    Pakistani Farmers Wait for Information on Groundwater Mapping

    As water from tube-wells goes from sweet to salty, information on depth and quality of groundwater from an ambitious exercise to map the Upper Indus basin is yet to reach farmers in Pakistan.

March, 2016

  • 30 March

    What Does the Science Really Say About Sea-level Rise?

    Could sea levels really rise by several meters this century. Probably not, although this century's greenhouse emissions could potentially set the stage for large rises in centuries to come.

  • 15 March

    The Disappearing Morel Mushrooms of Pakistan

    Climate change and deforestation are wreaking havoc on the production of a rare mushroom species, impacting local communities and national exports.

January, 2016

  • 20 January

    The Hottest Year on Record Signals That Global Warming is Alive

    Thanks to El Niño and climate change, last year broke temperature records – and reduces any importance attached to the global warming 'hiatus.'

  • 19 January

    Environmental Assessment for Kashmir Dam Breaks All Rules

    A group of eminent people from across India have written of their concerns regarding the deeply flawed environmental impact assessment report for a new hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir.