Monthly Archives: May 31, 2017

  • Of dusty snow and rotten apples

    May 29, 2017

    Climate change is straining socio-economic life in Kinnaur affecting apple production, causing landslides and pushing metal pent roofs

  • Indian cartoonist wins top conservation award

    May 26, 2017

    Rohan Chakravarty has turned his love for wildlife and environment into his muse by drawing cartoons centred on conservation issues under the banner of Green Humour, an internationally distributed comic strip

  • Balancing taboos in Arunachal Pradesh

    May 23, 2017

    In the mountainous north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, the tribal communities have elaborate taboos to govern their interaction with nature, and thus manage conservation

  • The Indus at the site of the proposed Diamer-Basha dam [image by: Water and Power Development Authority, Pakistan]

    Indus cascade a Himalayan blunder

    May 22, 2017

    The China-Pakistan plan to build five dams in a row on the Indus will stop the flow of silt to rejuvenate farms downstream, and will reduce water flow in the nine dry months of the year

  • What’s at stake in China’s plan to blow up islands in the Mekong

    May 19, 2017

    The pla beuk is a beautiful behemoth; a gigantic toothless catfish with skin smooth and silky to the touch. It’s the largest freshwater fish in the world and, once upon a time, these fish swam the great lengths of the mighty Mekong River from southern China, through Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia, all the way […]

  • Gwadar fisherfolk worry about One Belt One Road

    May 18, 2017

    At the crucial end of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor – a vital part of OBOR – the Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea is being built fast, leaving local fisherfolk terrified about loss of homes and livelihood