Stories about Environment from December, 2014
Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Malaysia's eastern states. Netizens used social media to monitor impact of the flood disaster and to coordinate relief efforts.
Clashes over a controversial mining project in Myanmar have claimed the life of a 56-year-old farmer and protester, who reportedly died after being shot in the head by police.
Following a strong 6.8 earthquake in November, Twitter users noticed that the Japanese seemed to brush it off easily, only three years after the 3.11 Tohoku Triple Disaster killed thousands.
"Latin America has this huge movement which often doesn’t call itself the climate movement, but what they are doing is completely a part of the struggles against climate change."
Indigenous communities, farmers, workers, miners, youth groups as well as faith groups marched side by side in Lima to call for a "system change, not climate change". Take a look.
Protesters are demanding a stronger government response. Absent effective government measures, however, Bangladesh will have to keep relying on civil society and volunteers in this environmental disaster.
On December 13, Istanbul hosted Turkey's first Radical Democracy Urban Encounter. The forum is likely to become a focal point for people wanting to reclaim Turkey's politicised public spaces.
The Brazilian government announced a plan during COP 20 in Lima, Peru, to implement monitoring systems in the other Amazon countries.
A message left by Greenpeace at the site of the historic Nazca Lines to be seen by leaders gathering at UN climate talks in Peru has sparked wide outrage.
Forest loss and poaching have led to the decline in the number of wild tigers. Organizations are fighting to bring them back from the brink.
Internet users in France are worried that a series of drone sightings above French nuclear power sites suggests an unacknowledged national security vulnerability.
Winter conditions normally seen in February are hitting Japan, making for hazardous driving conditions, excellent television of wind-driven storm surges, and snowy landscapes.
"no understanding of culture and history... no joy and awe for the hand made building and the sweat and tears of our ancestors..."