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erosion

  • Majuli – disappearing Brahmaputra island

    February 11, 2015

    Once the largest Brahmaputra island and cradle of Assamese culture, Majuli has shrunk to half its size as the river threatens to completely wash away its residents, monasteries and music

  • New hope for erosion-hit Bangladesh

    September 18, 2014

    River erosion renders thousands of Bangladeshis homeless every monsoon; now, with scientists providing erosion forecasts, the authorities may be able to protect the people

  • Brahmaputra waters flood Assam again

    September 16, 2014

    India’s Assam state is again battling floods in a phenomenon as regular as the monsoon itself. Though the government has set up a special panel, there is scepticism on whether it can stem the annual misery