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Uttarakhand

Protecting Rivers, Reducing Climate Vulnerability

Peter Bosshard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Climate change is water change. Learning from earlier flood disasters and preparing for climate change, governments, scientists and environmental organizations have started to remove levees and recreate floodplains on rivers such as the Rhine, the lower Yangtze and the lower Danube.

More Than 5,700 Presumed Dead In India Floods In June

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 09.15.2013 | World

LUCKNOW, India — More than 5,700 people missing since floods devastated northern India last month are being presumed dead, even as rescue offici...

If You Believe It, It Is Right...

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion
Tarun Sakhrani

In the end, it is what you believe and not what others want you to believe that matters. If it is karma, then so be it. If it is your own attitude, then so be it

Dying to Be on a Yatra/Pilgrimage?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Yet another good question that Hindus ought to ask concerns the auspiciousness of dying while on a pilgrimage (yatra). Is it possible to die a "good d...

Manmade Disaster: Floods in Indian Himalayas Are Warning of Future Events

Sunita Narain | Posted 08.23.2013 | World
Sunita Narain

The northern Indian state of Uttarakhand is seeing unprecedented flooding. What we are seeing is challenges of an increasingly climate-risky world; where already ecologically fragile and vulnerable regions are made more vulnerable and more disaster-prone.

Death Toll Tops 100 As Floods Sweep North India

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

LUCKNOW, India — Monsoon flooding that has stranded thousands of people and caused landslides in northern India has killed almost 120 people, an...

23 Dead, Dozens Missing In Floods

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

LUCKNOW, India -- Torrential rain and floods washed away buildings and roads, killing at least 23 people in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, ...