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Stories about Environment

27 April 2016

Your Skin Is Gonna Hate Japan's Yellow Sand

Every year Japan marks the start of spring with the arrival of 'Yellow Sand' from the Asian mainland. The sand hampers visibility and can cause illness and skin problems.

26 April 2016

After Weeks of Scorching Heat, Myanmar Is Hit by the Worst Hailstorm in 50 Years

Strong winds struck Mandalay, Sagaing, and the states of Shan and Chin, while hailstones as big as golf balls rained down on these regions.

25 April 2016

Japan Gets Ready to Plant Rice During ‘Golden Week’

"Flooding the fields before planting really makes this a representative scene of Japan. The call of the Japanese nightingale echoes throughout the valley. I am entranced by the scene."

23 April 2016

Japan Battles to Care for 100,000 Kumamoto Residents Displaced By Quake

Hundreds of thousands of people continue to live in the open in Japan following powerful earthquakes, torrential rains, flooding and landslides.

21 April 2016

Overcrowded Public Transport and Overpriced Uber Rides Mark Mexico City’s ‘No Drive Days‘

"This is just more proof that No Drive Days only make life difficult for people who work."

Extraordinary Bubble-Like Clouds Blanket the Skies Over Kathmandu

"Incredible cloudscape almost inspired me as an abstract-impressionist-artist. Never saw in my life."

17 April 2016

Community Fights to Protect Cherished Mangrove in Cancun, Mexico

"The people, especially the young people, are trying to save the mangrove. The government lied to us. The destruction they left behind is a disgrace."

8 April 2016

Photos: Protesting Farmers Asking for Rice Violently Dispersed by Police in the Philippines

The hashtag #BigasHindiBala (Rice not bullets) trended in the Philippines after police violently dispersed protesting farmers who were demanding food from the government.

3 April 2016

Dying to Escape India's Crumbling Infrastructure

India's infrastructural woes took another hit this past week, when tragedy struck West Bengal, where nearly 26 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in an overpass collapse.

Japan and Its Wonderful Cherry Blossoms

In late March and April, Japan comes alive with beautiful cherry blossoms. Here is just a small collection of Instagram snaps of this lovely time of year.

29 March 2016

Can Low-Income Housing in the US Be Energy Efficient and Affordable?

Residents of low-income housing need energy efficiency more than others, but are less likely to be able to afford it. How to escape the Catch-22?

Meet the Jamaican Entrepreneur Who Found a Way to Make ‘Going Green’ Fulfilling, Socially Responsible, and Even Profitable

How did one Jamaican entrepreneur help water-challenged families in Flint, Michigan? Jovan Evans proves that developing eco-friendly ideas can benefit both people and the planet, while being profitable.

24 March 2016

Albanian Activists Rally Against a ‘Concrete’ End for Tirana's Last Public Park

"...the voice and perspective raised by numerous civic movements has met with outright arrogance by the Tirana Municipality authorities..."

18 March 2016

Why One Elephant's Long Walk Is a Hopeful Sign for War-Torn Somalia

"Miracles happen, now we must keep an eye on this elephant, and the Somalis should be encouraged toward conservation and not killing."

14 March 2016

Kyrgyzstan Keeps Half an Eye on Renewables

Demand for renewables is growing in a country where the Soviet-era energy system is visibly wilting.

12 March 2016

Lebanese ‘You Stink’ Protesters Are Back on the Streets

Eight months after taking to the streets to protest against Lebanon's mounting rubbish problem, the issue is not solved. Protesters are back on the streets today.

4 March 2016

Live Twitter Chat Draws Attention to Lesotho's Worst Drought in Recent History

"The problem is getting worse, so we must tackle it with long-term solution, not just food aid."

Human Rights Activist and Indigenous Leader Berta Cáceres Is Assassinated in Honduras

After years of environmental activism and fighting for indigenous communities, human rights champion Berta Caceres was assassinated in Honduras today.

3 March 2016

The Newest Strategy for Saving Bees Is Really, Really Old

With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists are turning to traditional farmers for answers.

1 March 2016

Latin America's Informal Recyclers Push for Recognition and Protection on International Waste Pickers’ Day

Recyclers make many contributions through their work, including creating jobs and reducing municipal spending on waste management

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