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· May, 2015

Stories about Environment from May, 2015

The Gold Rush for Himalayan Viagra Begins in Nepal

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.

The Biggest Source of Plastic Trash You've Never Heard of

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?

What You Need to Know to About Growing Opposition to Peru's Tía María Mining Project

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, a March on the ‘Global Day of Action Against Monsanto’

"In #Argentina 300 million liters of glyphosate are sprayed annually across 28 million hectares of plantation, affecting more than 10 million people."

Lima Orchid, a Flower Once Believed to Be Extinct, Blooms Again in the Peruvian Capital

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."

In Japan, a Social Network Dedicated Entirely to Weather News

Like weather? Interested in citizen journalism? A Japan-fan to boot? SoLive24 may be the social network for you.

The Marshall Island’s Momentum-Changing Proposal for Shipping Carbon Emissions

"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."

‘Stop Destroying Our Communities For Coal We Cannot Use’

We were united in our message to end coal reliance and accelerate the transition to renewable energy that should have begun yesterday.

Why Arabic Script on the Walls Might Not Stop Public Urination in Dhaka

"There is only one toilet in the capital Dhaka for every 150,000 people, out of which many are not usable."

Who Says Desert Climates Can’t Rock Agriculture? Check Out the Gulf Nations at EXPO 2015

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.

Climate Change Is Behind Russia's Shrinking Lake Baikal, Experts Say

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.

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