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  • Can rivers be legal entities?

    March 27, 2017

    A provincial court in India has granted rivers the same legal rights of a person, following recent legislation in New Zealand, in a decision that may create more problems than it solves

  • Shrinking Sagar Island struggles to stay afloat

    March 8, 2017

    At the frontline of climate change – Sagar Island at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal – is losing the battle to sea level rise, coastal erosion, tidal surges and increasingly violent cyclones

  • Bihar’s toxic textile industry

    February 28, 2017

    The textile industry of Patwa Toli is polluting rivers and groundwater in the Indian state of Bihar, but businesses have failed to clean up their act claiming they provide essential jobs

  • ‘Ganga, Yamuna are drains, no party cares’

    February 8, 2017

    Electricity, roads and water have been the holy trinity of Indian poll promises for decades, but water comes such a distant third that it is not even an important issue as Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state, gets ready to vote

  • Real estate chokes Kolkata wetlands

    February 1, 2017

    On World Wetlands Day, here is a look at the rapidly disappearing east Kolkata wetlands, a unique ecosystem that serves as the mega city’s waste disposal and sewage treatment

  • Can paddles save Nepal’s Karnali river?

    January 31, 2017

    thethirdpole.net’s Nepal editor rafted down Nepal’s longest and wildest Himalayan river with activists who hope to save it from hydropower developers

  • Ganga an unholy mess at Kanpur

    January 18, 2017

    Government initiatives to clean up the Ganga have failed to stop the dumping of toxic effluents and untreated sewage into the river at the industrial hub of Kanpur