A recent Supreme Court order, reinstating a ban on the sale of firecrackers before the festival of Diwali, is the latest in the long line of desperate judicial interventions to deal with environment issues.
Asia's industrial boom is exacerbating water pollution in the region, but research shows the rural poor have little information about who is polluting their water, the toxins they are exposed to, and the resulting health impacts.
Researchers from the University of New South Wales call the impacts of climate extremes a "double whammy," citing intense rainfall in cities and drought in rural communities and how these are driving people towards climate vulnerability.
and Rebecca Gentry –
The world's wild fisheries have already been fished to the sustainable limit. Could sustainable, productive aquaculture make up for this and feed the world? Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, say yes.
Joydeep Gupta –
The China-Pakistan plan to build five dams in a row on the Indus will stop the flow of silt to rejuvenate farms downstream, and will reduce water flow in the nine dry months of the year, says The Third Pole South Asia director Joydeep Gupta.