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With Rising Temperatures, Stark Changes Ahead for Asia’s Water Tower

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The melting of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region will alter water supplies for a quarter of the planet’s people.

Unstable Slopes: Nepal Landslide Highlights Risk to Lives and Infrastructure in Himalayas

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Triggered by the April 25 earthquake, Kali Gandaki landslide reveals long-term challenges in the world’s highest mountain range.

In Nepal, Deadly Landslide Has Calmer Second Act

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Dammed by the landslide, the Sun Koshi River breaks free. Image…

In the Himalayas, Drones Map Melting Glaciers

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Researchers use new technology to gather data in rugged terrain. Video…

The Stream, March 15: Disaster Losses Exceeded $100 Billion in 2012

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Environmental Threats Natural disasters cost the world approximately…

David Breashears

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In 2007, from 5,600 meters atop the north side of Mount Everest,…

First Approval in India's National Plumbing Project, Despite Possibility to Endanger Tigers

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The Ken-Betwa canal will transfer water between river basins in southern India.

India and Pakistan Dispute Water Use for Hydropower, Agriculture

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India strives to redirect water, currently used for Pakistani agriculture, on the Kishanganga River for 330 megawatts.

Glacial Melt Could Cause Tidal Wave in Pakistan

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

"Food Security and Climate Change Are Deeply Interconnected," UN Secretary-General Says

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Farmers are hurt by erratic water supplies and underinvestment, according to summit speakers. Leaders weigh in on global agricultural investment during opening remarks of the FAO summit in Rome.