Environmental Sustainability from the Himalayas to the Oceans: Struggles and Innovations in China and India reports on critical issues of environmentalism in the two countries.
Tobacco cultivation and the curing process contributes towards deforestation, soil depletion, loss of soil nutrients and pollution due to the heavy use of agrochemicals.
Potential threats of environmental deterioration continue to be ignored in coastal areas of Kerala partly due to the difficulty in regulating an industry that produces resources of high strategic importance.
Victims call the 2008 flood, which still affects more than three million people in India and Nepal, a manmade disaster, caused by the lack of joint cooperation between India and Nepal.
The worst El Nino weather pattern in years has exacerbated the crisis, bringing fresh hardship to Madagascar, a country that sometimes seems to face no end of plagues – from cyclones, floods and locust infestations to political unrest.