• Water dangers loom for South Asia

    February 12, 2019

    With glacier retreat, permafrost melt, and extreme rainfall events, ICIMOD’s HIMAP report suggests that the countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas have to start cooperating far more closely, or pay a huge price

  • The Indus – a river of growing disasters

    February 04, 2019

    A new report crystalises the threats that glacier retreat will pose to the Indus basin, particularly vulnerable due to a combination of conflict and mismanaged development

  • Interview: How Arctic ice melt affects the monsoon

    November 19, 2018

    The director of India’s National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, M Ravichandran, speaks to thethirdpole.net on India’s experiences and hopes from research in the polar regions

  • The role of women in climate science

    March 08, 2018

    On International Women’s Day two leading scientists involved in the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, talk about their work, the importance of diversity, challenges, and motivations

  • The Ganga through wide-angle British lens

    November 25, 2017

    Victor Mallet’s book on the Ganga does better when it looks beyond the Hindu faith that holds the river holy and describes the politics and practicalities that undermine its health

  • Displacement and deforestation on Kedarnath route

    October 24, 2017

    The massive Char Dham road project in India’s Himalayas is generating protests by locals who fear being displaced, as well as by environmentalists fearing for the fragile eco-sensitive zone