Stories about Environment from May, 2014
Environment and Colombian Presidential Candidates
Yolima Vargas Garzón blogs [es] on Conspiring for a better world that she invited the candidates in Colombian presidential elections to answer two questions related to environment, and not all of them answered. One of the questions: Are you willing to change country's history by putting the environmental component as...
What is Eco-Friendly?
Rut de Esturirafi writes [es] about what does being eco-friendly means: To me, being eco-friendy is being sustainable, i.e., to try to keep a balance between environment, social and economic issues. And this is not an easy to get balance. For instance, a local ecologic farming item, with a fair...
Jamaica Blog Day: Environment or Development?
Development at the expense of the environment is a hot topic as Jamaica tries to find ways to ensure economic viability...but must it be an either/or proposition?
GV Face: People Powered Flood Relief in Serbia
This week we talk to friends in Serbia involved in relief efforts. What are next steps for citizens and government? And why is social media under threat?
‘Trash Selfies’ for a Clean Tunisia
Tunisia social media users are posting "trash selfies" to denounce the piling up of trash in the country's streets.
An Open Letter to the President of Madagascar on Land Leases to Microsoft and the Zurich Zoo
In an open letter to the new President of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina and other elected officials, the Association for the protection of Malagasy Lands asks that several aspects of the contracts regarding the recent land leases be clarified to the general public [fr] : nous demandons une clarification de la part des autorités...
Grenada: Kick'em Jenny Study May Save Lives
Repeating Islands republishes a report about a scientific study of Kick'em Jenny, an active underwater volcano located just off the coast of Grenada.
Climate Warriors of the Island Nation of Kiribati
During my time as a climate activist, Kiribati has always been used as an example of a low-lying Pacific Island country grappling with the effects of climate change.
PHOTOS: Poui Season in Trinidad & Tobago
The jewels of Trinidad and Tobago's dry season, the pink and yellow Poui trees, are offering a last burst of splendour as the country looks forward to the rainy season.
After Six Months, Typhoon Haiyan Victims Continue to Demand Relief and Justice in the Philippines
Six months after a powerful storm displaced millions of residents in central Philippines, survivors continue to demand relief and justice. Lack of government rehabilitation master plan also slowing recovery.
YASunidos Request Popular Consult on Ecuador's Yasuni National Park
Global Voices interviews Mayah Cueva, a member of the YASunidos collective that looks to hold a popular consult in defense of Yasuni National Park.
Retaking the Streets of Puerto Rico…On a Bicycle
In some urban areas of Puerto Rico, more and more people choose to leave their cars in favor of cycling.
Aftermath of an Oil Spill
In La Brea, Trinidad, a fishing community continues to feel the impact of an allegedly cleaned-up oil spill that occurred over four months ago.
The Pissing Tanker is on a Mission to Stop Public Urination in India
Public urination is a problem in India, and efforts to solve the issue haven't had much impact. Enter the Pissing Tanker.