River-borne sediment is trapped behind the world’s large dams, depriving areas downstream of marshes and wetlands, which act as buffers against rising seas.
Until you dedicate your life to making socially just decisions, don’t fool yourself that planting one tree a year, composting at home or riding a bicycle will somehow help save the environment.
Wetlands management is vital but sweeping statements about their universal value may do more harm than good.
A look at Kolkata’s wetlands, a unique ecosystem that serves as the mega city’s waste disposal network.
Half of all rivers in Asia are affected by pathogen pollution due to untreated sewage, warns new UNEP report.
While several civic bodies are responsible, wetlands have been largely ignored despite their ecological importance.
In a submission to the environment ministry, activists representing the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People have asked that the new draft rules be scrapped entirely, lest they “jeopardise wetland conservation” in India.