Monthly Archives: May 31, 2011

  • Bhutan’s modern face

    May 31, 2011

    Thimphu, the kingdom’s fast-developing capital, is one of the cities most vulnerable to climate change in the world. But it is unprepared for the crisis, reports Dawa T Wangchuk.

  • The dead rivers of Kathmandu

    May 31, 2011

    Urban sprawl is driving a deepening water crisis in Nepal’s capital.Ramesh Prasad Bhushal reports as part of a chinadialogue series on urbanisation in the Himalayas.

  • Averting a nightmare on the Nu

    May 26, 2011

    Once-defeated plans to build a cascade of dams on China’s Nu River are regaining momentum. Katy Yan took a journey to Yunnan to find out what’s at stake.

  • Mountain tsunamis – a rising threat

    May 24, 2011

    Earthquakes could burst glacial lakes in the Himalayas, flooding populated areas downstream, scientists are warning. Navin Singh Khadka reports.

  • The Development Channel

    May 20, 2011

    Development Channel provides development news from India. The non-profit media service was set up by Binoy Job. It focuses on publishing stories about individual and government initiatives to help inform readers and bring about broader social change. It publishes interesting environmental stories.

  • Charkha Development Communication Network

    May 20, 2011 Founded in 1994 by the visionary social activist, Sanjoy Ghose, this non-profit organisation works towards the social and economic inclusion of rural marginalised communities through the creative use of media.

  • Urban peaks in the Himalayas

    May 20, 2011

    Rampant city development in the world’s most ecologically fragile region will have disastrous consequences if left unchecked. Beth Walker introduces a new chinadialogue series on urbanisation in the Himalayas.

  • 75% of Himalayan glaciers retreating

    May 19, 2011

    A new study by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) shows that 75% of the Himalayan glaciers are retreating, on average by 3.75 kilometres over a period of 15 years (1989-2004).

  • Diseases of climate change

    May 12, 2011

    Indian scientists say rising temperatures will make new areas of the Himalayas vulnerable to mosquito-spread diseases. Patralekha Chatterjee reports.

  • Farms dry up in western India

    May 10, 2011

    There has been little dew during winter in the semi-arid regions of northern and eastern Gujarat in the last few years.