Stories about Environment from May, 2015
People in Karnali region of Nepal leave their villages in search for the caterpillar-fungus fusion known as the Himalayan Viagra that is more expensive than gold.
From acres of sheeting to miles of twine, farms use billions of pounds of plastic each year. What can we do to reduce the impact?
Resistance by Peruvian farmers to the planned Tía María mining operation has increased in the last few weeks. Here is some background on the origins of the conflict.
"In #Argentina 300 million liters of glyphosate are sprayed annually across 28 million hectares of plantation, affecting more than 10 million people."
For over 50 years, it was thought that the Lima orchid was an extinct species; but, good news comes from a team from the National Forest and Wildlife Service, which is also part of the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture: Los especialistas encontraron ejemplares de dicha orquídea, típica de las lomas de la cuenca del...
Despite Protests, Malaysia Still Plans to Build a Mega Dam That Could Displace 20,000 Indigenous People
"It is built for the benefit of others rather than those who live in Baram and for the long term good of the Baram."
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"We are an island nation and shipping is one of our lifelines. At the same time, carbon emissions...pose an existential threat to our people and our country."
We were united in our message to end coal reliance and accelerate the transition to renewable energy that should have begun yesterday.
"There is only one toilet in the capital Dhaka for every 150,000 people, out of which many are not usable."
Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE participate in Milan's Expo 2015 with well designed pavilions to introduce the world to their agrarian and food culture.
Baikal is the world’s largest freshwater lake and appears on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It has suffered a catastrophic drop in its water level.