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Climate change can dry south Indian river, says new study

Computer simulations predict severe water shortages in south India’s Godavari basin, which call for …


Agroforestry can fix Pakistan’s depleting tree cover

Pakistan should turn to agroforestry to stem its shrinking forest cover, say experts.


Pakistan seeks tech fix for impending water crisis

Pakistan is considering several water management techniques to head off a water crisis caused by wastage and …


South Asia News in brief: 1–15 March 2008

A round-up of news from or about South Asia for the period 1–15 March 2008.


Soil degradation issues 'swept aside', say experts

More attention must be paid to the global degradation of land and its impact on climate change and food security, …


UN: Policymakers must rethink desertification

A new UN report warns of mass migration of displaced dryland communities if policy is not coordinated to tackle …


Local people 'vital to preventing desertification'

Taking into account local people's livelihoods and knowledge can help prevent the desertification of drylands, …


Forced migration key issue at desert meeting

Environmental migration will be a key topic when international experts discuss desertification in Algeria next week.


Not all doom and gloom for deserts, says UN agency

A UN agency warns that life will get hotter, drier and harder in deserts, but that good management could bring …


Desertification is 'economic not environmental' issue

An international conference has heard calls for nations to refocus their efforts to combat the growing problem of …


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