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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]

Indus Cascade – a disaster in the making

5 July 2017

The Indus Cascade project will not help Pakistan, argues Hassan Abbas, instead it will come at great cost, and will make Pakistanis vulnerable to natural disasters or enemy attack Hassan Abbas, July 5, 2017 In May 2017, Pakistan and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding through which China [read more]

Confronting the Himalayan environmental crisis

4 July 2017

The last 12 months have marked significant progress in global renewable energy development, but the world’s most critical region is being ignored. Bold financial innovation is required by the world’s largest asset managers to put the Himalayas on the map. Progress in renewable energy [read more]

Water scarcity behind decline in thermal power generation in India

17 March 2017

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar Various water conservation schemes have been initiated to meet the rising power demand, the Indian power minister Piyush Goyal said As India continues to rely on conventional sources of energy, with thermal power contributing a major proportion of all the electricity produced [read more]

Diwali firecrackers: the chokehold of tradition

31 October 2016

Omair Ahmad Despite a renewed conversation on air pollution, there was no impact this Diwali on the use of firecrackers, which create the most dangerous pollutants The day began with a bang, or actually a series of bangs, as children started setting off firecrackers in the morning to celebrate [read more]

Gasping Delhi awaits Diwali pollution explosion

28 October 2016

by Juhi Chaudhary & Omair Ahmad As Diwali, the festival of lights, approaches, the Delhi government is cracking down on Chinese firecrackers in a bid to stop the rise in air pollution. As Diwali, the festival of lights, approaches, the Delhi government is cracking down on Chinese firecrackers [read more]

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]

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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