Around 2.8 million people are to be moved to new towns in Shaanxi Province, linked, in part, to the south-north water transfer project. But without land or job opportunities, many are finding their new life to be harder than before.
A team of scientists and photographers aims to document Earth’s threatened ice fields, including the many tropical ones in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, before they disappear. John Vidal reports.
While policy makers, experts, and activists meet for the UN conference Rio + 20 this week, thousands of miles away in north-east India’s Assam state, 22 farmers are languishing in the Lakhimpur jail for taking up cudgels to protect the environment.
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A flash flood on Nepal’s Seti river in early May killed over 70 people and swept two villages away. Researchers are still not sure how the flood started. Ramin Sharma travelled to the spot to report for thethirdpole.net.