Monthly Archives: November 28, 2011

  • Himalayan nations unite on climate

    November 28, 2011

    A week before 192 countries meet in Durban to attempt to find a binding climate-change agreement; four South Asian countries have come out with a regional cooperation framework to adapt to climate change.

  • Cynical governments, worried world

    November 24, 2011

    The planet is getting warmer, the weather is getting weirder and all the time our emissions keep on rising. But as negotiators gather in Durban, it’s clear no one plans to do much about it, writes Joydeep Gupta.

  • China’s grasslands: past and future

    November 18, 2011

    A collection of articles on China’s grasslands looks at the challenges facing herders and the landscapes they inhabit, from climate change to settlement policies, and strategies for meeting them. Download Now

  • Growing danger in the Himalayas

    November 18, 2011

    Climate change is creating numerous, fast-expanding glacier lakes that threaten to burst their banks at some stage, bringing devastating floods and landslides to mountain valleys and their inhabitants. Suzanne Goldenberg reports.

  • Talking about the Yarlung Zangbo

    November 17, 2011

    Half-truths, fear and suspicion fuel the debate over south Asia’s shared waters. But journalists can help open up the conversation, writes Beth Walker, cheered by a media workshop in Kathmandu.

  • Slideshow: Tibet’s snow leopards

    November 08, 2011

    Local herders are central to protecting the snow leopard in the source area of the Yangtze River. J Marc Foggin introduces a series of photos documenting the community conservation project.

  • Saving south Asia’s water

    November 01, 2011

    Geologist, explorer and independent scientist Yang Yong tells Beth Walker what he has learned about sharing water resources from over 20 years spent rafting China’s rivers.