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  • China’s polluted land sold off

    June 06, 2019

    Inadequate soil checks by local governments are allowing contaminated land to hit the market, risking public health, reports Wang Chen

  • Black necked cranes face plastic threat in Bhutan

    May 29, 2019

    Bhutan reinforced its 20-year old ban on plastics in April this year. First introduced on the 25th year of the reign of the fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the ban has been only partially successful. Part of the reason is that it was never comprehensive, and did not apply to goods packaged in […]

  • Global biodiversity is collapsing, warn scientists

    May 06, 2019

    The first global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services has held humans largely responsible for a looming mass extinction of species and has urged immediate action to avert disaster

  • Polls and pollution along the Ganga

    April 23, 2019

    Water, air and soil are all polluted in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state; but no campaigner in this election season talks about it, and voters do only when reminded

  • Photo feature: Ganga back to dirty ways

    April 22, 2019

    Within a few weeks of the end of the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, the Ganga is again flowing dirty and lean, as the water released from the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand has been stopped again, and pollution continues unabated

  • Water is big issue before India’s elections

    April 15, 2019

    The manifestos of India’s main national parties, the BJP and the Congress, lay a great deal of emphasis on water management, but there are few new ideas to manage the big crisis

  • New waste treatment plant brings hope to Rohingyas

    April 08, 2019

    A faecal waste treatment plant – the largest of its kind in the world – in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh shows how pioneering technology can be of benefit to the refugees, and Bangladesh