Doomsday Seed Vault Gains Amaranth Grain from Ancient Aztecs, Wheat from Tajikistan and New Barley


Tajikistan, A Frail Nation-State Amidst the New "Great Game"


The past two decades since the 1991 collapse of Communism have seen the Russian Federation and the U.S. involved in an updated version of the 19th century's "Great Game' for mastery in Eurasia over the debris field of the former USSR.

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Recycling Yourself When Green Projects Go Bust

Green Prophet

Last October, as a VSO volunteer, I traveled to Dushanbe, in the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan, where I now work as a teacher and consultant at a local university. Land-locked Tajikistan’s the third least-visited country in the world. Aqaba to Tajikistan: what’s next?

Caught Wearing An Aborted Lamb Fetus Karacul Hat!

Green Prophet

My husband’s people come from the Silk Road region of Tajikistan , where the elders pride themselves on wearing grey or black karacul hats. Fashion & Design Afhanistan Fashion Tajikistan ungreen

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Chinese Kids Literally Walk Uphill to School, Both Ways

Wend Magazine

The kids, some as young as 6-years-old and some as old as 17, live in Pili, a small village of about 400 farmers located in the foothills that separate China from nearby Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

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Cycling Silk: Crossing Borders, Advocating Conservation & Adventure

Wend Magazine

This trailer features Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, our first three countries out of ten total on this year-long journey to India, including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Nepal, and India. Click here to view the embedded video. From : If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth more than two thousand miles.

XinZhao Li Snaps Rare Photos of Remote Tajik People in China

Green Prophet

Located at 10,140 feet in the Pamir mountain range on the borders of Afghanistan and Tajikistan , close to Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan, this small autonomous Kashgar Prefecture county in Xinjiang, China is cold, the winters are long, and food is hard to come by. Taskurgan is an unforgiving place.

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Kazakh Children Keep Ramadan Caroling Alive

Green Prophet

dollars” and “ drive a Mercedes “ Songs in northern Tajikistan often dispense religion altogether, instead singing folklore rhymes.

Shrinking Fish, High Flying Bumblebees, Speeding Glaciers & More

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Peter Zahler and George Shaller tell the story of community-based snow leopard conservation in the remote mountains of Pakistan, Afghanistan , Tajikistan and China.

2014 83

How Unsustainable Water Policies Crippled The Assad Regime (INTERVIEW)

Green Prophet

You have studied quite a range of subjects ranging from micro-finance in post-Soviet Tajikistan to the political transition in Myanmar. We speak to Shahrzad Mohtadi about the devastated drought that crippled Syria’s food centre and shook Assad’s political stability.

2012 93

Question authority & think for yourself

Green (Living) Review

Oil is also the reason why the US and other NATO countries have bases in the other -stans, such as Uzbekistan and Tajikistan; both countries where human rights are trodden underfoot on a daily basis.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

years), Samoa (31.3), Tonga (31.3), Morocco (32.8), Senegal (32.8), Albania (32.8), Georgia (32.8), Armenia (34.3), St Vincent & Grenadines (36.1), Kenya (36.1), Maldives (37.9), Kyrgyzstan (37.9), Burkina Faso (37.9), India (40.1), Cook Islands (40.1), Bhutan (42.4), Yemen (45.1), Tajikistan (45.1), Mozambique (45.1), Rwanda (45.1), Burundi (45.1), Lesotho (48.1), Swaziland (48.1).

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

UNU-IAS Reports and Policy Briefs

The Green Changemakers

2013 Governing the Forests: An Institutional Analysis of REDD+ and Community Forest Management in Asia By Jose Puppim de Oliveira, Tim Cadman, Hwan Ok Ma, Tek Maraseni, Anar Koli, Yogesh D.