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As well as making inevitable earthquakes more dangerous by melting glaciers and destabilising mountain slopes, emerging research indicates that climate change may be affecting the frequency of earthquakes in the Himalayas.
A steady rise in rhino deaths in Chitwan National Park over the last decade has triggered multiple investigations and committees, but few recommendations are being enacted on the ground.
Bhutan planned to have 10,000 MW of hydropower capacity by 2020; the delayed projects are costing over a billion dollars more than they were supposed to.
Intense wildfires damage soil on the forest floor, contributing to dangerous flash floods across the mountains of South Asia.
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The spike in plastics waste during the pandemic is worsening marine pollution.
Mounting marine pollution is choking the world’s oceans and rivers, especially in Southeast Asia — and it’ll only get worse unless something changes.
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Renewables could spur the post-pandemic recovery in Asia. But as this year’s climate change conference approaches, the region's energy planners have a lot of catching up to do.
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Misinformation and fake news on transboundary water issues in South Asia can negatively impact long-standing cooperation efforts. There is an urgent need to ramp up efforts to tackle such information disorder on shared waters in the region.
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Covid-19 has highlighted the urgent need for ambitious, all-encompassing reforms rather than incremental measures. A global scheme to improve planetary health is a radical new approach to safeguard the future of fast-growing cities.
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