Monthly Archives: February 15, 2018

  • Pink Rhododendron blossom in flower, Himalayas

    Rhododendron bloom early in the Himalayas

    February 13, 2018

    The ‘western disturbances’ that bring rain and snow to the mountains every winter have themselves been disturbed by climate change, leading to warmer and shorter winters and untimely flowering of the famous flower

  • The Sangu, a dying transboundary river

    February 12, 2018

    With massive deforestation in the Sangu forest reserve, the river that emerges from it, flowing from Bangladesh to Myanmar, is being critically endangered

  • Aerial view of the Mekong Delta often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam [image by: Gareth Bright]

    The price of productivity

    February 09, 2018

    The growing use of pesticides and chemicals to boost crop yields in Vietnam has led to an unfolding environmental and health crisis across the Mekong delta

  • Bangladesh struggles with adulterated shrimp

    February 08, 2018

    An epidemic of adulteration – injecting water, starch, and jelly into fish – is haunting Bangladesh, with exporters fearing the impact on their business, and locals suffering the consequences

  • Saving Majuli, is it possible?

    February 02, 2018

    The largest riverine island in the world, in the Indian state of Assam, has dwindled to half its size in the last forty years, but there are efforts ongoing to save it, argues Akshat Mishra