The Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region

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

The Himalayas: A Special Report

Floods, droughts, wildfires, windstorms, water contamination and illnesses plague the 1.3 billion people who live in the watersheds directly supplied by glacial melt from the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region.

"Crude" Director Joe Berlinger Fights Against Chevron's Subpoena

A documentary filmmaker lands his own day in court against the oil giant.

Blooming Controversy: What Is Killing the Wildlife in Kenya’s Lake Naivasha?

Drought, flower farms, and pesticides are damaging the already shallow lake.

Glacial Melt Could Cause Tidal Wave in Pakistan

A tidal wave, reaching up to 60 meters high, is expected to race through the Hunza valley of the Himalayas.

Public Opinion on Bulk Water Sales Ranges From ‘Makes Sense’ to ‘Hell No!’

Bulk water sales have succeeded and been banned around the world.

Sitka’s Resource Piggy Bank is Water

After a decade of unsuccessful attempts to sell bulk water, Sitka hopes to sell 50 million gallons by 2011.

Q&A: Chris Groves - Exploring Underground Water Systems in Mammoth Cave

Renowned cave explorer Dr. Chris Groves goes deep into Mammoth Cave to see how torrential rainfall above affects underground rivers and ancient passages.

Q&A: One Man's Fight to Save the Aral Sea

As the Aral Sea gains global recognition as the most extreme kind of environmental disaster, Yusup Kamalov, chairman of the Union for the Defense of the Aral Sea and Amudarya, shares an expert's perspective.

Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought

"...for every Bushman caught, accused, arrested and roughed up, several others sneaked in to gather or hunt, preferring to live freely without official help, without water that had strings attached."

International Cooperation Needed to Save Aral Sea, UN Secretary-General

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits During a visit to five former Soviet republics, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon encouraged Central Asian leaders to work together to keep the Aral Sea from disappearing.

New Zealand Environment Council Removed from Office Due to ‘Bad Water Management’

Issues of water management caused the New Zealand Parliament to replace a 14-member elected environmental council with an appointed commission.