Media urged to improve climate change reporting

The three-day media workshop on climate change, jointly organised by the Centre for Media Studies (CMS), the Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) and the state Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing, concluded here today. Experts called for evidence-based reporting of climate change vulnerability, adaptation, mitigation and impacts

Where Has All the Farmland Gone?

The onus is on the government to ensure that conversion of agricultural land for commercial and residential purposes is stopped, writes Suhail Ahmad I remember traveling as a child from Srinagar to Shopian in south...

Witnessing Water War

The 2014 Kashmir floods were a sign of things to come, Jalal Ud Din Baba writes and points out how water scarcity would increase in the day ahead The two-thirds of human body is water. Beyond doubt...

Dangers of Disposable Diapers

Disposable diapers hanging at shop fronts is a common sight now but their overuse is becoming an environmental hazard as it takes 500 years for them to decompose in landfills. Sajad Ahmad Lone sets the alarm...

Rain, fresh snowfall break dry spell in Kashmir

Srinagar, February 11: Light rain and snowfall occurred in Kashmir valley on Thursday breaking the nearly two-month long dry spell in the state. "There has been light snowfall in the higher reaches and rainfall...

Stay off Bajpathri

Considering the human cost and environmental devastation wrought by the firing range in Tosa Maidan, it would be tragic if the J&K government allots an alternative range near Yusmarg to the Army. By Ahmad Riyaz The...



Apharwat on IAF radar



KASHMIR SCAN: NOVEMBER 2013: Where: Mansbal Famous For: Mansabal Lake How To Get There: Bus, Taxi from Srinagar Nearby Places Of Interest: Sonamarg, Khirbhawani   Kashmir is blessed with hundreds of gushing streams and serene lakes. One such delightful lake is...

Saving Gharana Wetland Conservation Reserve

JANUARY 2013 By: Tahir Shawl  GHARANA, a small village, amidst vast paddy fields, on Indo-Pak international border, was not treaded so often until the declaration of ceasefire between the two countries. When I first visited this...

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