Posts Tagged ‘ Brahmaputra River ’

Himalayan Nations Yet To Break The Ice

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

IPS: Chungda Sherpa, a former herder from eastern Nepal, has a warning tale ahead of the United Nations climate change conference in Durban. At World Wildlife Fund-Japan’s ‘Climate Witness’ programme in Osaka and Tokyo this month, to apprise communities around the world how climate change is threatening lives and livelihoods, the 48-year-old described how the

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The Importance of Riverbed Carbon Storage Capacity

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

Environmental News Network: The soils and sediments at the bottom of rivers are rich in organic material. They can store carbon for thousands of years according to a study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Despite often high rates of erosion and sediment transport, the riverbed can hold organic carbon for 500 to 17,000

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Environmental Performance and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Case Study

Nov 12th, 2011 | By
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CLIMATE 2011: Relatively little scholarly work has focused on comparative evaluation of South Asian countries’ environmental performance (EP) in addressing issues of vulnerability to climate change. It is an accepted fact that climate change induced problems in South Asia have been increasing over many years, but their effects largely have been blamed on extreme poverty

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The Red Pandas of Sikkim

Nov 11th, 2011 | By

WWF: On the 19th of November the Royal Government of Bhutan will host the Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas Bhutan 2011. The event will bring together leaders from the governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal to agree upon and commit to a plan for adaptation to climate change. Included in the plan are

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INR 8.35-cr Anti-erosion project for Brahmaputra

Nov 11th, 2011 | By

Assam Tribune: The Planning Commission has accorded investment clearance to implement anti-erosion works to protect Brahmaputra dykes. This project is estimated to cost Rs 8.35 crore. The dyke works relate to 69 km (Uluberi) and 78 km (Borigaon). The proposed scheme envisages anti-erosion measures for a 9000-m long reach on the south bank of the

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Indo-Bangla study on Brahmaputra

Aug 24th, 2011 | By
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Telegraph India: Project to promote better understanding of management of natural resources. Scientists from India and Bangladesh have joined hands for an integrated understanding of the Brahmaputra and how river systems affect lives of people under an International Union for Conservation of Nature project. The project, Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative, is a civil

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Scientists pinpoint sources of four major international rivers

Aug 24th, 2011 | By

Xinhuanet: Chinese scientists have pinpointed the sources of four major rivers that flow through China and south Asia, and measured their lengths and size of drainage basins, information that will prove to be invaluable for future environmental research. The information about the Brahmaputra, Indus, Salween and Irrawaddy rivers was a result of expeditions and satellite

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Diversion of the Brahmaputra: Myth or Reality?

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

IDSA: The Brahmaputra river, which is called Yarlung Tsangpo by the Tibetans and Tsan-Po by the Chinese, is the soul of India. It is the lifeline for those living in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Assam. People in this region largely depend on the river for irrigation, fishing and transportation of goods. As is well known,

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