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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

The Yamuna: Delhi's worshipped — and abused — river
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The Yamuna: Delhi's worshipped — and abused — river

A photographer’s journey down the Yamuna in Delhi captures the extent of abuse and encroachments

Indian government revives controversial dam project on Yamuna
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Indian government revives controversial dam project on Yamuna

A massive dam project on the Yamuna is being revived by the Indian government, despite concerns of environment and financial sustainability, and despite the case against the dam being in court

In flood-prone Bihar, expert committee warns about mounting silt crisis
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In flood-prone Bihar, expert committee warns about mounting silt crisis

The Ganga carries one of the highest levels of sediment of any river in the world, which leads to devastating floods in the already flood-prone state of Bihar

Ganga: At Kanpur, an unholy mess
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Ganga: At Kanpur, an unholy mess

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

Ganga: The nowhere river
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Ganga: The nowhere river

The revered Ganga has now become a river that is coming from nowhere and going nowhere

The Ganga Treaty:  Ainun Nishat on how India, Bangladesh signed a historic deal
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The Ganga Treaty: Ainun Nishat on how India, Bangladesh signed a historic deal

More than 20 years after the signing of the historic India-Bangladesh Ganga Water Sharing Treaty, one of its architects speaks about its past, present and future

Kolkata wetlands: Real estate chokes a unique ecosystem
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Kolkata wetlands: Real estate chokes a unique ecosystem

The rapidly disappearing east Kolkata wetlands is a unique ecosystem that serves as the megacity’s waste disposal and sewage treatment mechanism

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

A dammed history of the Kosi
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A dammed history of the Kosi

A decade after the catastrophic Kosi embankment breach, a look at the history of embankments in Nepal and northern India