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Stories about Environment

10 February 2016

River Communities in Mexico Still Don't Trust Their Drinking Water Following a Mining Spill

The populations affected by the worst environmental disaster in the history of Mexico obtained an important victory after a judge ordered new studies due to the risk of contaminated water.

5 February 2016

Global Deforestation Is Decreasing. Or Is It?

A new look at the complex picture of changes in land use suggests that, when it comes to forests, we’re far from being out of the woods.

4 February 2016

The Movement for Affordable and Accessible Sanitary Napkins in South Asia

In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.

30 January 2016

What Kenya’s Biggest Slum Can Teach Us About Saving Cities From Floods

An innovative design firm is using data and community outreach to protect Nairobi's poorest residents from devastating storms.

27 January 2016

Hong Kong’s Plan to Phase Out Domestic Ivory Trade

The authorities in Hong Kong have announced plans to impose a ban on the import and export of elephant hunting trophies, phasing out entirely the domestic ivory trade.

26 January 2016

Camels Enjoying the Snow in Saudi Arabia

Parts of the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia are experiencing snowfall -- and netizens are rushing online to document it.

A Rare Snowy Day in Taiwan

Many Taiwanese took the opportunity to take photos of the perhaps once-in-a-lifetime snowy scenery.

22 January 2016

Climate Change Continued to Rear Its Ugly Head in 2015

People around the world were affected by extreme weather events in 2015, the hottest year on record ever.

21 January 2016

You Don't Know Noise, If You Don't Know Trinidad and Tobago

From unbearably loud music to illegal fireworks, one civic-minded social media user in Trinidad and Tobago is taking on the "noise polluters who yearly get away with decibel crime".

14 January 2016

Hong Kong's Government Is Walking All Over Chinese Dolphins—Literally and Figuratively

"You don't want the real one and kill them all. Then you step on the fake one and take a photo while laughing. What kind of mentality is this?"

7 January 2016

Indigenous Groups from the Amazonian Upper Rio Negro Release a Climate Cycles Calendar

The research, rooted in indigenous knowledge and cultures, may indicate processes of climate change observed locally, expressed in the effects caused to the ecosystems of Brazil and its surrounding regions.

4 January 2016

Powerful Quake Leaves Several Dead and Scores Injured Across India and Bangladesh

"The earthquake was like alarm...woke everyone up, here in Bangladesh. Waiting for the aftershocks of this quake now. Be safe, everyone."

30 December 2015

South Australians Queue for the Pungent Corpse Flower

Thousands of people have queued to see and smell a corpse flower in bloom at South Australia's Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.

28 December 2015

The 7 Most-Read Stories of 2015 on Global Voices

The following seven stories received the most attention from audiences and also received hundreds of shares, likes and comments on social media and our site.

26 December 2015

Even Santa Can't Escape Toxic Smog in China

During Christmas toxic smog spread from the northern provinces to central China.

23 December 2015

25 Years After Officially Closing, Kyrgyzstan's Biggest Dump Is Still Rancid and Expanding

Is the toxic, anarchic landfill that has troubled Bishkek for over two decades about to be brought to heel?

22 December 2015

Countries Declare States of Emergency in the Face of El Niño

“This El Niño and human-induced climate change may interact and modify each other in ways which we have never before experienced. El Niño is turning up the heat even further.”

This Is What It Looks like When Thousands of Migratory Birds Descend on Peru

"Franklin's gull isn't native to Peru, but we Peruvians have adopted it as ours as it visits us for centuries during spring and summer."

20 December 2015

The History of Royal Hunts in Nepal’s Southern Plains Is Simply Barbaric

'Even Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination in 1914 triggered the World War I, came to hunt in Nepal invited by Maharajah Bir Shumsher in March 1893.'

17 December 2015

The Nepalese Tiger Conservationist Who Lost an Eye and Gained Leonardo DiCaprio’s Sunglasses

"At first I felt like searching and killing the tiger that attacked me, but then I thought it might have attacked me to save itself from the lurking danger."

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