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Stories about Environment

Three climbers go missing during winter attempt to scale K2 summit in Pakistan

Though chances of their survival are slim, the families of three missing mountaineers have been hoping for a miracle.

Public pressure helps halt the felling of hundred-year-old rubber trees in Guyana

'Development with consideration for heritage is still development.'

Landmark ruling opens the way for environmental transparency in Trinidad and Tobago

Communities celebrate judgement that supports full access to the findings of Environmental Impact Assessments.

Dutch climate activists block Climate Ministry entrance to demand release of “Shell Papers”

The protest was a call for government transparency regarding the use of public funds and the state's connections to Shell

Cyclone Chalane hit Mozambique, leaving much less damage than previous storms

The storm lost intensity before it hit the country. With memories still fresh of Cyclone IDAI, which left 600 dead in March 2019, Mozambicans feared the worst.

After years of protests, the Islamabad Zoo will convert into an animal sanctuary

A happy ending for 2020, a year when Pakistanis debated animal abuse like never before.

Activists protest dam construction in northwest Georgia

A planned US$800 million hydropower project, the largest in Georgia, is meeting resistance from residents of the Rioni River valley

Two white snakes, first of their species in the world, found in Nepal

Two white-coloured kraits (Bungarus), discovered during rescue calls in the Province 2, in the southeastern region of Nepal, are first recorded cases in their species in the world.

Solidarity among Hondurans in wake of Hurricane Eta

As of November 7, 200 people have been reported dead due to floods, mudslides, and crumbling houses -- and the numbers are climbing every day.

Northeast Tobago named a UNESCO ‘Man and the Biosphere Reserve’

Thanks to the unique biodiversity of Tobago's Main Ridge, the island's North East area has been officially designated a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Reserve.

Freedom in sight for Kaavan, ‘the world's loneliest elephant’

Animal rights activists have long highlighted the poor treatment and handling of the animals in Pakistan zoos.

Environmental risk posed by Venezuelan oil tanker highlights importance of transparency and public participation

"The power that activist groups and citizens have in the palm of their hands, through social media and other digital platforms, is immense and far-reaching."

In the heat of political crisis, Belarus launches first nuclear power plant

Next month, the Astravets nuclear power plant commences operation with fanfare. But in a country which suffered greatly from the Chernobyl disaster, not everybody shares the government's optimism.

Venezuelan tanker deemed ‘stable’, but Trinidad & Tobago recommends hastening the transfer of oil

A potential oil spill in the area, environmentalists say, would be disastrous for both marine ecosystems and livelihoods.

Trinidad & Tobago team reports ‘minimal to no risk’ of an oil spill from stranded Venezuelan tanker

A group of experts from Trinidad and Tobago comprised “the first agency besides engineers of Venezuela” to set foot on the vessel, which carries approximately 1.3 million barrels of crude...

The Caribbean's case for reparations: Part III

Reparatory justice can play an important role in dealing with challenges like disease, climate change and COVID-19, all of which pose existential threats to the region.

Marine ecosystems and livelihoods at risk if Venezuelan oil tanker sinks

The FSO Nabarima, a tanker filled with approximately 1.3 million barrels of crude oil, is in imminent danger of sinking and causing an ecological disaster in the Gulf of Paria.

#AnswerUsElonMusk: Russia's indigenous peoples campaign against Arctic pollution

An oil spill in May devastated large swathes of the tundra. Here's how indigenous rights activists joined forces to demand justice from the culprit — Russia's largest nickel producer.

Devastating fires rage in Argentina as economic interests become key suspect

"The country burns because of agribusiness and real estate speculation. Where there was fire, today there are soybeans and machines ready for construction."

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