Environment

Jun 10, 2020

Gilgit-Baltistan: Millions At Risk From Melting Glaciers

Rapidly melting glaciers in Gilgit-Baltistan are causing many to fear that the region could be affected by severe flooding. According to a study published last year in the journal Science Advances, climate change is "eating away Himalayan glaciers at a dramatic rate". The danger lies in the glacial lakes that collect water as the glaciers melt, which can burst and cause flash flooding and great...

Jun 10, 2020

Gilgit-Baltistan: Millions At Risk From Melting...

Rapidly melting glaciers in Gilgit-Baltistan are causing many to fear that the region could be affected by severe flooding. According to a study published last year in the journal Science Advances,...

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May 20, 2020

Sindh: WSC Condemns Pakistani Decision to Dam...

The World Sindhi Congress (WSC) has strongly condemned the Pakistani Government’s decision to build a Diamer-Bhasha Dam on the Indus River. It is believed that the dam will further increase the already...

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Apr 26, 2020

West Papua: Indonesia Continues Mining

Indonesia is bringing coal mining to West Papua despite an independence movement that has contested Jakarta’s claims to the region’s resources for almost 60 years and faced violent repression....

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Mar 24, 2020

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Development Project Destroying...

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board (CHTDB) is pursuing a project which consists of constructing roads, cutting hills, sectioning an entire village and destroying their graveyards and their ancestral...

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Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus: More Cases reported in Ethiopia

More cases of people infected with the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Ethopia. Among them include two Japanese citizens and one Ethiopian, according to the Ethiopian Ministry of Health. The...

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Mar 13, 2020

Taiwan and the Coronavirus - How is the Country...

Below is from an article by the Guardian Taiwan has introduced phone-tracking technology to monitor the locations of those under quarantine, which many believe is one of the reasons behind Taiwan’s...

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Oct 11, 2019

Ogoni: Dutch Case Presents Renewed Opportunity...

The hearings taking place during the Kiobel v Shell case held in The Hague present a renewed opportunity to hold Shell accountable for its gross human rights abuses in Nigeria. The case will bring to the...

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Sep 17, 2019

Tibet: World's "Third Pole" is...

The Tibetan plateau, home to the vast Hindu Kush-Himalaya ice sheet, has long been labeled the world’s “third pole”, due to the vastness of its glaciers. However, according to the most...

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