Monthly Archives: August 31, 2017

  • Dredging the Brahmaputra

    August 29, 2017

    It is hoped that clearing silt from the mighty river will improve navigation and ease floods and erosion, but experts say the project is neither economically viable nor a permanent solution

  • One man against the Bagmati

    August 28, 2017

    In the middle of the Bihar flood, one man stands dry because he raised his farm land to match the embankment that prevents floodwaters from returning to the river

  • Assam flood 2017

    Dam worsens flood devastation in Assam

    August 25, 2017

    As dam managers opened the floodgates without warning, thousands of people downstream lost their homes, their crops and their livestock

  • What happens when glaciers and rivers collide?

    August 24, 2017

    Scientists worry that global warming and retreating ice will swell glacial lakes and increase flood risks. The same concerns are echoed in Pakistan’s Shimshal Valley, but for a different reason

  • Video Story: Salt route to silk route

    August 21, 2017

    Nepal’s district of Mustang used to be known for its salt trade to Tibet, but that disappeared with salt imports from India in 1980s, now new trade routes to China bring new possibilities and new restrictions