Monthly Archives: August 24, 2011

  • Protecting China’s wetlands

    August 24, 2011

    Increasingly, the wonders of the country’s waterfowl — and their green and blue habitats — are being revealed. To help safeguard them, the UK conservation group WWT works with Chinese authorities, writes Malcolm Tait.

  • World Bank: Nepal dams won’t stop Indian floods

    August 22, 2011

    For decades, Indian planners working to harness the waters of the Ganges and its tributaries have believed building dams in Nepal will save Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh from the floods that occur almost every year.

  • Life among landslides (1)

    August 04, 2011

    Rock avalanches cause destruction, but also provide benefits to people living in Asia’s mountains. Opening a three-part article, Kenneth Hewittexplores the impacts in the Indus valley.

  • Life among landslides (2)

    August 04, 2011

    In the second instalment of his article on changing landscapes, Kenneth Hewitt tells the stories of how mountain people have adapted to life on volatile terrain.

  • Life among landslides (3)

    August 04, 2011

    What triggers massive rockslides? And when will next big one come? Kenneth Hewitt concludes his analysis of Asia’s mountain hazards.