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India Just Had Its Most Polluted Year, According To Greenpeace India

The Wall Street Journal reports: “India just had its most polluted year on record, Greenpeace India says in a new report, for the first time pushing it above China in terms of the average amount of pollution its citizens were … Continue reading

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India’s annual farm output is down this year, with fears of drought

The Economic Times of India reports on challenges facing India’s agricultural economy: India’s farm sector shrank for the first time in five years in the year ended March 31, Farm Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Wednesday, a day after … Continue reading

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Nepal Quake Death Toll Rises Above 4000

The New York Times reports on the aftermath of a recent earthquake in Nepal: The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake has risen above 4,000 people. Nepal police say on their Facebook page late Monday evening that 3,904 deaths had been … Continue reading

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Maharashtra state hit by crop loss after unseasonal rain

The Indian Express reports on crop losses suffered by farmers in Maharashtra state after unseasonal rains hit the area earlier this month (March 2015): Worsening the existing agrarian crisis in Maharashtra, unseasonal rains across the state over the past two … Continue reading

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China and India perform badly in deforestation ranking

The Guardian reports on the results of a study on deforestation carried out by the Global Canopy Programme: While we are all complicit in global tropical deforestation through the everyday products we buy, there are 500 key governments, companies and … Continue reading

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India-Pakistan tensions rise after border clashes in Kashmir

The Financial Times reports on renewed tensions between India and Pakistan as a result of violent incidents in recent months along the Indian-Pakistani border in Kashmir: Tensions flared along the border that separates nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan in disputed … Continue reading

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Massacre result of enduring conflict

The Times of India reports on a recent act of violence in relation to an internal conflict in India’s Assam region: The killing of over 60 Adivasis by armed rebels of National Democratic Front of Boroland’s Songbijit faction (NDFB-S) in … Continue reading

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India air pollution ‘cutting crop yields by almost half’

A report by the Guardian highlights the effect that air pollution is having on India’s ability to produce food: Air pollution in India has become so severe that yields of crops are being cut by almost half, scientists have found. … Continue reading

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WHO alarmed as Ebola affects medics

This article from the Times of India reports on the situation facing health workers treating Ebola patients in West Africa: The World Health Organization on Tuesday said that the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been unprecedented in many … Continue reading

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BASIC nations vow to take united stand against rich nations over climate change negotiations

The Times of India reports on how the BASIC nations (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) have declared solidarity over future international climate change negotiations: The BASIC nations — Brazil, South Africa, India and China — are expected to come … Continue reading

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