• Opinion: the Basha dam and Pakistan’s water crisis

    October 18, 2018

    As Pakistan approaches absolute water scarcity, the call for more dams is rising, but without changing how the country manages its reservoirs, these may do little good, argues Taimoor Akhtar

  • Early warnings for crop failures

    October 17, 2018

    Satellite imagery makes it clear that snow and rainfall have been exceedingly sparse in parts of the world, including Afghanistan, and this is leading to drought

  • Can agriculture be profitable and sustainable?

    October 16, 2018

    While commercialisation of agriculture has led to an increase in profits in South Asia – a region marred by poverty and child malnutrition – short-term benefits may hide long-term risks, argues Lipy Adhikari

  • Asia’s climate arsenal: are biofuels back?

    October 09, 2018

    Biofuels will dominate future growth in renewables and are essential for decarbonizing the most difficult sectors; China and India should lead the way, argues new EIA report

  • The silt farmers of the Gandak

    October 01, 2018

    Landless labourers in Bihar benefit from the silt that comes down from the Himalayas by growing vegetables, but it is an extremely tough life, with very little profit for the farmer

  • Climate and conflict in South and Southeast Asia

    September 26, 2018

    A new paper by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute highlights the ways that climate change may impact conflicts in the regions of South and Southeast Asia

  • Climate change in Ladakh hits agriculture

    September 25, 2018

    As glaciers start to melt faster, and there is less snowfall and rain due to global warming, the changes have started to impact farming patterns in the cold desert of Ladakh in India

  • From apples to vegetables in Sikkim

    September 21, 2018

    Apple orchards are travelling up the mountains in Sikkim and elsewhere in the Himalayas, as climate change makes the lower slopes too warm