Stories about Environment from April, 2015
At Least 30 People Killled After Heavy Rains in Chile
The heaviest rains to hit Chile's northern region in decades have costed the life of at least 30 people, according to the most recent report by the National Office of Emergency of the Interior Ministry (known as Onemi), dated April 21. At the time of writing the original post of this translation,...
How a Youth Collective Is Changing the Brazilian Amazon Community of Cabelo Seco
"The community still faces weaknesses, fights and disputes, a lot of worries at home and in the streets, but we try to overcome all that."
What Are We Doing to Our Children's Brains?
Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime. Can we save our kid's from unnecessary exposure?
US Ambassador Kennedy Visits Hiroshima Acknowledging Legacy of Atomic Destruction
US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy visited Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Museum and laid a wreath at the cenotaph for A-bomb victims - unprecedented for a US ambassador.
How Do Madagascar's People Get By on So Little? With Lots of Ingenuity
"Ady Gasy", a documentary by rising filmmaker Lova Nantenaina, portrays the resourcefulness of Madagascar's people to overcome their daily struggles.
President Obama's Visit to Jamaica Wasn't All ‘Irie’
Some Jamaicans weren't so keen to see authorities falling over themselves to make Jamaica Obama-ready.
The Cherán Indigenous Community's Remarkable Road to Self-Rule in Mexico
This is the first in a series of posts about the Cherán community, which took on organized crime, established self-government and uses citizen media to strengthen and preserve its traditions.
Snow-Capped Mountains and Rushing Rivers, but No Water to Drink in Nepal's Capital
As the 7th World Water Forum kicks off in South Korea this week, Nepal provides an unusual case study of shortage in the midst of abundance.
Another Shark Attack Claims a Teenage Surfer on Reunion Island, Post-Attack Policy in Effect
A 13-year-old boy was killed by a shark on April 12 near Les Aigrettes on Reunion island. Elio Canestri was a promising surfer and a member of the local surfing club. The local community is shocked by the tragic news. A Facebook page was set up to commemorate his life, with...
The Latest News from the Crisis in Iran's Lake Urmia
Iran Voices looks at recent efforts to save Lake Urmia, one of the world's largest saltwater lakes.
Spreading the Seed of Permaculture from Timor-Leste to the Tropical World
A crowdfunding campaign aims at making The Tropical Permaculture Guidebook a reality - a practical reference guide for implementing permaculture techniques that are specific to tropical climates.
Dust Storm Hits Saudi Arabia and its Smaller Neighbours
Some schools and universities will be closed in Saudi Arabia tomorrow as a major sandstorm hits the kingdom.