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Can Pakistan go beyond chemical pesticides for locust control?

Pakistan is facing one of its biggest threats yet from crop-ravaging locusts, which have dire consequences for the livelihoods and food security of millions of people

Biogas makes big waves in rural Bhutan

Bhim Maya, a 72-year-old farmer in Hangey village in Samtse, is unconcerned about the spiraling price of cooking gas. Her small biogas plant has freed her of dependence on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Himalayas will be lost by 2100 if climate targets aren't met

In the world of glaciology, the year 2007 would go down in history. It was the year a seemingly small error in a major international report heralded huge changes in our understanding of what was happening to the Himalayan glaciers

Coronavirus: how countries aim to get the vaccine first by cutting opaque supply deals

The University of Oxford recently published promising news about the results from the phase one/two trials of the vaccine it is developing for COVID-19

Who owns groundwater in water-stressed Pakistan?

Pakistan ranks fourth in the world in terms of annual groundwater abstraction – the amount of water taken from an underground source

Can neutral status protect Afghanistan from foreign interference?

Afghanistan, a non-aligned country, was a founder of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Belgrade, the capital of the former country Yugoslavia in 1961

Why are bees dying en masse in Bhutan?

There is a Nepali saying, “Wise action is the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination.” This was one of the many things about pollination that Sonam Dorji, from Bhutan’s central district of Bumthang, heard from his grandparents

Bangladeshi workers stranded in Vietnam on false promises

As trafficking of Bangladeshis to Vietnam came to the fore after 27 stranded nationals demonstrated in Hanoi last week, 15 others are crying out to be rescued from the Southeast Asian country

A tale of misplaced priorities

It's mind-boggling to think of a situation where there is an urgency, poor people are in dire need, and money is in the hands of the government allocated to help those in need, but the money is not being distributed properly

Sending international students home would sap US influence and hurt the economy

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, made a decision on July 6 regarding international students in the U.S. that will affect far more than just the roughly 870,000 international students themselves

They must end this senseless violence now

Canada and Australia join others in the international community in condemning the escalation of violence across Afghanistan

India-Bangladesh expanded river trade opens up opportunities for locals

India and Bangladesh recently signed the second addendum to the Protocol of Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT) at the end of May, a step welcomed by traders in both countries

Shift focus to the maritime domain

Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s speech in Ladakh on July 3, where he addressed Indian Army personnel and commended them for their professionalism and valour, even while asserting that the “era of expansionism is over”, marks the beginning of a definitive reset in the troubled but the, up to now, violence-free India-China relationship

Let Galwan Valley attack be the Operation Barbarossa for China

Right now, China is in a similar situation as Hitler’s Germany in the late 1930s, while the US is in a similar situation as the declining British and French Empires

Right climate for India-China talks on climate change

One of the casualties of the strain in relations between India and China will be the cooperation between the two of the world’s most populous countries on the climate crisis