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‘Building Artificial Glaciers Is an Enterprise of the Future’

A conversation with “ice stupa” creator Sonam Wangchuk

The spectacular arid Himalayan region of Ladakh, which lies northwest of India’s capital New Delhi, has seen a pronounced decline in snowfall and warmer and earlier springs in recent decades. This means the snow melts before the short growing season, reducing the…
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by: Athar Parvaiz – April 3, 2017

India’s First Fully-Organic State Faces Many Challenges to Maintaining its Status

It’s too early to hail Sikkim’s transition to chemicals-free agriculture an outright success, say observers

Sikkim, the picturesque northeastern Indian state in the eastern Himalayas, announced in January that it had transitioned completely to organic agriculture — the first state in the South Asian nation to do so. photo by Amol HatwarSikkim's shift to organic agriculture was…
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by: Athar Parvaiz – August 8, 2016


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