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Hindu Kush Himalayas witness growth in hydropower projects, despite climate change risks
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Hindu Kush Himalayas witness growth in hydropower projects, despite climate change risks

With growing warnings of the cascading impacts of climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the region’s hydropower sector ought to take note

In the Himalayas, women are left behind in climate change conversations, policies
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In the Himalayas, women are left behind in climate change conversations, policies

When you look at climate change or disasters, the most affected are the poorest women in the Himalayas, because they don’t have access to resources, information, or the skills to adapt.

Floods on Karnali force local population to migrate, as embankments fail to provide relief
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Floods on Karnali force local population to migrate, as embankments fail to provide relief

Flood embankments built along the Karnali in India have exacerbated disastrous floods and made people more vulnerable

Amid politicking, Nepal's largest dam project has left locals in limbo for decades
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Amid politicking, Nepal's largest dam project has left locals in limbo for decades

Nepal’s largest dam project is caught up in wider regional political play, leaving locals in limbo for decades.

Abandoned by Nepal and China, the Hilsa village lives in fear of floods
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Abandoned by Nepal and China, the Hilsa village lives in fear of floods

Tibet’s development boom has left downstream Nepal more vulnerable to floods and dam collapse – with both governments turning a blind eye

Bengal's favourite fish, the hilsa, could soon be extinct as fishing trawlers flout laws
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Bengal's favourite fish, the hilsa, could soon be extinct as fishing trawlers flout laws

Trawler owners ignore the seasonal bans on Hilsa fishing, driving Bengal’s favourite fish to near-extinction in the Ganga.

Climate change threatens dolphin habitats in Ganga
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Climate change threatens dolphin habitats in Ganga

The increasing demand for river water and the overall rise in temperature are adversely impacting the life cycle of dolphins

Nepal’s fertile wetlands dying out due to ignorance, unplanned development
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Nepal’s fertile wetlands dying out due to ignorance, unplanned development

Undervalued and ignored, wetlands are disappearing and drying up in Nepal – leaving the communities and wildlife that depend on them exposed in a changing climate

Ghoramara Island: Living on the edge of a rising sea
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Ghoramara Island: Living on the edge of a rising sea

The story of Ghoramara shows how climate change is changing the way people live