Stories about Environment from January, 2015
The Leading Cause of Death in Developing Countries Might Surprise You
Is it malnutrition and undernutrition? Malaria? Nope. It’s time to pay attention to a startling stealth killer in developing countries around the world.
Activists Urge Pope Francis to Drop Fossil Fuel Investments During Philippines Visit
In Tacloban, during an organized luncheon with victims from Typhoon Haiyan, the pope was hand delivered a letter including a call for the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels.
Plastic Waste Documentary Brings China's Environmental Crisis Home to Netizens
Chinese have expressed their shock and anger at the lax regulations on plastic waste exposed in "Plastics Kingdom".
The Original Santa Claus is Under Threat from the Turkish Construction Industry. So is Much of Turkey's Unique Heritage
Turkey's construction-crazed government is talking up the country's rich cultural heritage in an effort to reap tourist dollars. But Ankara is better at promoting historical legacies than preserving them.
Can Big Data Save the Last of India's Wild Tigers?
Analyzing 25,000 individual observations, wildlife managers in India find clues to help stop tiger poachers in their tracks.
Horrific Hokkaido Bear Attack Repackaged as Cute Japanese Tourist Attraction
"I'm not sure if the warm and friendly image of the bear here is quite appropriate here..."
Young Brazilians Are Creating Radio Jingles to Promote Sustainable Amazon Development
Youth in the Brazilian Amazon community Cabelo Seco are taking the lead through a radio project, supported by Rising Voices, to promote sustainability through traditional, digital, and innovative means.
Corruption, Climate Change and Chik-V Stole Headlines in the Caribbean in 2014
A mass outbreak of the Chikungunya virus and an environmental activist's hunger strike along with several good news stories were the talk of the Caribbean's blogosphere in 2014.
EU Citizens Petition Against CETA and TTIP Trade Arrangements
This year watch for two transatlantic trade arrangements being negotiated by the EU with Canada and the US respectively. European civic groups fear they will trample over the public interest.