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· March, 2015

Stories about Environment from March, 2015

31 March 2015

The Government is Unprepared as Peru's Heavy Rains Unleash Lethal Landslides

The rain season is getting stronger and longer every year in Peru. This year at least seven people died in landslides caused by the rain in Chosica, near Lima.

28 March 2015

How One Woman Fought One of the World’s Biggest Oil Companies—and Won

It took decades of tragedies and illnesses, but a retired teacher in Norco, Louisiana, persuaded Shell Oil to relocate the residents of her neighborhood away from a dangerous chemical plant.

26 March 2015

How Can Solar Energy Make Life in Tajikistan's Mountains More Sustainable?

"A solar kitchen can greatly reduce the consumption of firewood and other fuels, even if you use it only once a day,” says Tohirbekov

25 March 2015

Recycled Cooking Oil Fuels LED Cherry Blossoms in Energy-Conscious Japan

Special wintertime lights clash with Japan's efforts to reduce power consumption following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The seasonal tradition could use alternative fuels, like the Meguro River's "cherry blossoms" do.

24 March 2015

The Collapse of Civilisation Is Already a Reality for the Children of Ambovombe, Madagascar

Protesters in Taiwan Rally Against Nuclear Power

As many as 45,000 people in Taiwan protested plans to extend the service lives of the country's two oldest nuclear power stations.

23 March 2015

Six Reasons You Should Visit Malapascua, Philippines, at Least Once in Your Life

The Bridge

Deciding which of the 7,000 Philippine islands to visit is no easy task. Marie Bohner makes a strong case for one in particular.

22 March 2015

Giving Voice and Hope to the ‘Forgotten’ Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Rising Voices

"Solidarity is a rainbow that inspires people to overcome the tragedies that threatened to destroy their lives."

How One Fukushima Family Is Moving on Four Years After the Great East Japan Earthquake

Four years on, Japanese blogger Takayoshi Saito recounts how his youngest sister and her family fared in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.

21 March 2015

Are These Wild Ideas Our Last Hope for Saving Africa's Rhinos?

From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors are enlisting new — and often unproven — strategies to save endangered species.

20 March 2015

When 1.3 Billion Become Environmental Refugees

The Bridge

In light of the state of China's environment, perhaps the country's 1.3 billion people should be considered environmental refugees.

Japanese Power Utility Finally Admits Fukushima Meltdown

Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility was severely damaged following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.

18 March 2015

A Crowdsourced Project to Map the Amazon

Rising Voices

Mapazonia is a crowdsourced collaborative mapping project focused in the Amazon region in South America.

13 March 2015

Look What Large-Scale Mining Did to These Four Beautiful Philippine Islands

"We cannot remain deaf and blind to the excesses of mining while our people suffer the consequences of actions not of their own making.”

Cleaning Up the Coastal Areas of Singapore

11 March 2015

Political Pollution Polarizes Public Opinion Over China's Environmental Crisis

Within more politicized circles of online opinion leaders, there has also been a myriad of criticism heaped on Chai Jing’s air pollution documentary "Under the Dome".

9 March 2015

Can Mock Hunts Save Lions in Kenya and Tanzania?

Maasai warriors and biologists are teaming up in Kenya and Tanzania to defuse human-lion conflict in Kenya.

5 March 2015

Madagascar's Citizens Save Themselves As Country Floods

Global Voices profiles four citizen initiatives that are providing relief to populations affected by Madagascar's new floods.

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