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Stories about Environment

22 March 2017

Kathmandu’s Pollution Is So Bad, Even Gods Need Masks

The level of pollution in Kathmandu has surpassed the minimum acceptable level and the residents are reacting by putting masks over their faces, just like the city's iconic statues.

19 March 2017

Peruvians Find Strength in Surviving a Merciless March

Since early March, several cities in Peru have struggled with a seemingly endless wave of heavy rains, floods, landslides, road closures, and lately school closures.

16 March 2017

British Cruise Ship Destroys Pristine Coral Reefs in West Papua

"This damaged area could take hundreds of years to re-grow. Noble Caledonia need to take responsibility for this and help rebuild this reef!"

14 March 2017

Africa’s Green Energy Challenge: Mega Projects, Off-Grid or Somewhere in Between?

South of the Sahara, getting electricity to 620 million people may require an all-of-the-above strategy.

Late-Season Snow Brings Joy to Bhutan

"only in #bhutan...police making snowman at the main roundabout. wonderful"

15 February 2017

Mystery Oil-Like Substance Pollutes Macedonia and Albania's Lake Ohrid

It's just one of a long list of threats to Europe's oldest lake that are putting its World Heritage designation in jeopardy.

2 February 2017

A New, Free E-Book Celebrates Caribbean Waterbirds

Think bird counts are something only scientists and serious birdwatchers do? A new e-book, out just in time for the annual Caribbean bird count, gets everyone involved.

20 January 2017

Thousands Worldwide Protest Coal Plant Near the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest

The Sundarbans is a World Heritage site due to its outstanding biodiversity.

18 January 2017

Discarded Plastic Bottles Become Blooming Plant Barricades at an Indian Railway Station

"The most critical impact of this simple intervention blew me away..."

15 January 2017

Mindless Deforestation in Jharkhand, India in the Name of Development

One activist suggests that local officials sell the fallen trees -- many of them centuries-old -- to the timber industry for a profit.

12 January 2017

Nickelodeon Won’t Get Its Underwater Theme Park in the Philippines, If Environmentalists Have Their Say

"For a channel that targets children, Nickelodeon is setting a terrible example to the younger generation by taking away their right to enjoy our natural resources," says one critic.

10 January 2017

Chinese Wonder If Smog Is Blackening Their Lungs Like It Is High-Speed Trains

"I don't think I will live as long as 80. Look at the train and see what happens to our lungs. My grandpa, aunt and uncle all have lung cancer."

8 January 2017

An Indonesian Village's First Female Chief Ended Illegal Logging With Spies and Checkpoints

“I thought it was time for me to be brave and run for village leader,” Hamisah says.

1 January 2017

How ‘Open Source’ Seed Producers From the US to India Are Changing Global Food Production

Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use.

31 December 2016

Explore the Lesser Known Part of Madagascar: The Amber Mountain National Park

Amber Mountain National Park lies 40 kilometres from Diego Suarez, in the north of Madagascar. Its humid rainforest covers 23.000 hectors.

30 December 2016

In 2016, a Toxic Political Smog Spread Over China and Hong Kong

Global Voices Advocacy

What's worse? Environmental smog or political smog?

28 December 2016

Macedonia's Pollution Is So Bad That Activists Have Installed ‘Mountain Air Breathing Booths’ in Protest

Other unhappy citizens have resorted to parody. A piece of graffiti recently circulated on Twitter pokes fun a government inaction: "Recommendation: Don't die from cancer!"

19 December 2016

Chinese Authorities Are Burying Their Heads Not in Sand, But in Smog

"The problem of the smog has been solved!...We have deleted all posts about the smog, banned people from wearing masks and arrested those who wrote about the smog!”

14 December 2016

Mexico Reportedly Moves Ahead With Controversial Pipeline, Despite Moratorium

"What is important to these rich men is to conclude the work and pocket all the profits, solidifying the appropriation of the Yaqui Territory.”

13 December 2016

Native American Pipeline Resistance at Standing Rock Resonates Around the Globe

"Stay strong. Be strong. And you have relatives all over the world to stand with you."

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