Bhutan

Water and Government Bhutan plans to increase its hydropower capacity from 1,480 megawatts to 10,000 megawatts by 2020 in an effort to create revenue for its many public programs, journalist James Fahn explains in an op-ed for The New York Times. He also explores what the country’s new democracy—based around a principle of achieving “Gross […]

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Developing the United Kingdom’s shale gas reserves is incompatible with the country’s climate change goals, according to a new study from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in Manchester. The carbon cost of developing just 20 percent of U.K.’s proven shale reserves would offset about 15 percent of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions budget […]

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More research needed to understand risk of glacial floods.

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Images from the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region–including Bhutan, Nepal, China, Tibet and India

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Emerald lakes are beautiful, but rapidly melting glaciers can cause them to inundate villages downstream.

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An American firm is negotiating for the exclusive rights to sell Bhutanese mineral water outside of South Asia.

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Habitat loss, water diversion projects, and modern life threaten unknown primate.

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