Opinion: Securing biodiversity by curbing militarisation in the Himalayas

Militarisation and unresolved border disputes in the Himalayas threaten biodiversity, disrupt communities and accelerate environmental degradation
<p>Piles of coal from the underground mine at Barapukuria in northern Bangladesh, pictured in November 2022. The coal is transported via conveyor belt to the adjoining power plant. Untreated black slurry from the mine is released into local water bodies, which are used to irrigate the surrounding fields. (Image: The Third Pole)</p>
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Bangladesh’s lone coal mine blights once-fertile land

An investigation into Bangladesh’s first and only coal mine in Barapukuria, which local people say has swallowed their land and polluted their rivers