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Keeping heads above rising sea, barely

6 March 2018

Joydeep Gupta, Tuesday March 6th, 2018 Villagers around the Sundarbans in Bangladesh have become totally dependent on prawn and crab farming as the water and soil have turned too salty for anything else. Laila Khatun was carrying an armful of mud from the river. “Come, I’ll show you,” she [read more]

No woman no water, so women must decide

7 September 2017

by Farahnaz Zahidi Bangladesh has managed to almost stop open defecation because women were included in the decision making processes They carry water home, store it, keep it as clean as possible. Yet women are kept out of major decisions about water supply. During this year’s August [read more]

The uncertain death of king coal

4 August 2017

by Omair Ahmad After three years of declining coal production, China has suddenly seen a rise in both its production and consumption. While analysts debate whether this is a mere blip in an overall declining trend of coal use, the rest of Asia is also caught in the midst of a strange debate where [read more]