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· June, 2015

Stories about Environment from June, 2015

Thousands Take to Rome's Streets to Echo Pope Francis’ Call for Climate Action

"...all of humanity needs to stand united in addressing the crisis of our times. Climate change is an issue for everyone with a moral conscience.”

Help Wanted to Make Sure the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP 21 Will Result in Concrete Actions

Bolivia Greenlights Controversial Highway, Oil and Gas Extraction in National Parks

Bolivian President Evo Morales escalates the stakes in the debate over extractivism as an anti-poverty strategy.

Nepal Is Using a Satellite Collar to Track a Snow Leopard Named Omi Khangri

Conservationists believe that the information gathered from the collar will be crucial to conserving the endangered big cats, which roam Nepal's Himalayas.

Pope Francis’ Call to ‘Hear Both the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor’ Resonates in the Philippines

Environmentalists in the country also called on the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels.

Bangladesh's Monsoon Season Arrives, Bringing Joy, Headaches and Wonderful Photos

The beginning of Monsoon season is something to celebrate but flooding causes major disruptions to people's day-to-day lives.

A New Mesoamerican Film and Radio Festival Is Spreading the Word About Indigenous Struggles

The First Mesoamerican Community Film and Radio Festival began on June 10 in Oaxaca and will continue on to various countries in the region from later in June.

Bicyclists, Hang Up That Phone. Japan’s Traffic Laws Just Got Tougher

The newly revised laws are meant to curb dangerous behaviour, such as riding through stop signs, failing to yield to pedestrians, and riding while drunk or holding an umbrella.

In Turkey, in Search of a More People-Sensitive Gentrification

"They have taken away yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, red, and turned them into brown and white. They have destroyed Sulukule."

Hope for a Nuclear-Free Taiwan

Many Taiwanese wish to reduce the risks of nuclear power, but if President Ma's administration represses their voices instead of listening, the problems of nuclear waste could be deadlocked.

Japan Expecting a Summer of Weird, Wild Weather

The return of El Nino in 2015 is causing wild weather in Japan, including heavy rains that have so far driven more than 30,000 people from their homes.

Urban Farming Is Booming in the US, but What Does It Really Yield?

Looking at city-based agriculture throughout the United States, the benefits go far beyond nutrition.

Australia's Prime Minister Is No Fan of ‘Ugly, Noisy’ Wind Farms

Remarks by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott that wind farms are visually awful and noisy have brought a swift response on social media.

Indonesian Groups Rally Online to Demand Justice for Slain Environmentalist

Following a controversial statement by a spokesperson from Indonesia's Navy, various groups united to form "Solidaritas4Jopi," refuting speculation that Peranginangin's killer could have acted in self-defense.

What’s More Dangerous: ‘Probably Carcinogenic’ Herbicide or Argentina’s Government Inefficiency?

Monsanto, the agro-giant everyone loves to hate, has been at the center of recent protests in Argentina. But where are all the protests holding the country's government accountable?

“Where de Lizard?” Why the Caribbean is Fascinated with Them

India’s Heat Wave Is Now the 5th Deadliest in the World

"If heat wave in Andhra Pradesh were a flood or earthquake, it would be trending. People would go. 'OMG 2000 dead, hang in there. Praying...'"

Want to Change the Future of Climate Change? Pay Attention to the Past

From the movement to end the Vietnam War to abolitionism, US history offers lessons aplenty for climate activists.

Water Is Life for Ecuador's Sarayaku People

Digital video direct from the Sarayaku territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon is helping to showcase the ongoing commitment to protect their lands from oil, gas, and mineral extraction.

What You Need to Know About Growing Opposition to Peru's Tia Maria Mining Project (Part II)

Resistance by Peruvian farmers to the planned Tía María mining operation has increased in the last few weeks. Here are some recent facts and analysis about the conflict.

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