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Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna world’s most vulnerable delta

16 June 2016

by Beth Walker The first global assessment of the state of rivers that cross national borders highlights the need for governments to work together to sustain these essential waterways   Of the 286 transboundary rivers in the world, 218 are polluted; 70% of animals and plants in these rivers [read more]

Indian air pollution a “national crisis”

12 May 2016

Soumya Sarkar: Air pollution in cities is rising at an alarming rate, new data from the World Health Organisation has revealed, particularly in emerging economies like India, where pollutants harm human health and hastening glacier melt. Indian cities have some of the highest concentrations of [read more]

El Niño: A looming disaster

2 March 2016

The impact of a “Godzilla El Niño” is already being felt across the world, but is the Pakistani government ready? Fahad Saeed – The Third Pole This year the world is in for a double whammy – climate change along with an El Nino effect so large, that the climatologist Bill Patzert, with [read more]

The dangers of Pakistan’s coal revival

26 February 2016

Due to a crippling electricity shortage, Pakistan is all set to expand power generation through coal, but renewables may be a better option Maha Wasim, The Third Pole Last December, delegates from over 150 countries gathered at the UN Climate Summit in Paris to conclude an agreement on climate with [read more]

A review of “Capitalism a Ghost Story” by Arundhati Roy

7 February 2016

A review of “Capitalism a ghost story” by Arundhati Roy, published by Verso London 2014 This short book, it is less than a hundred pages, is an attack on the power of Indian elites, represented by rich industrialists, entrepreneurs and politicians on those less fortunate in their society. This [read more]
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