Stories about Environment from July, 2015
A presidential decree was enough to expropriate almost 100 acres of land from the indigenous Otomi community for the construction of a new highway.
For the islands, everything changed on March 11, 2011, when a devastating tsunami swept away everything from houses to oyster beds.
A short documentary by the monthly newspaper Diálogo commemorates the 40 years since the people of Culebra expelled the US Navy and 135 years since the island municipality was founded.
Science writer Sophia Schweitzer looks at a landmark court decision ordering the Dutch government to act faster to protect its citizens against the harmful effects of climate change.
Open defecation leads to harassment among adolescent girls and women, and the country's discriminatory caste system means "the untouchables" are made to clean up waste in some areas.
A near-nationwide power outage hit Zambia earlier this year, leading to drastic cutbacks in the country's electricity supply. A new "load-shedding" scheme is now testing consumers and employers alike.
The red panda’s breeding season starts from mid-June, but the shy creature is easily scared by noises. Red pandas are listed as an endangered species.
Sub-Saharan Africa needs a more reliable energy supply. The way it chooses to meet that need will affect the entire planet.
As Typhoon Season Approaches, Families Displaced Last Year Still Await Permanent Shelter in the Philippines
"To lose my children is hard enough. All I wish now is that the government takes care of the shelter so I can start over again."
Many Ghanaians have accused the government of failing to make good on its promise to help Old Fadama residents whose businesses and houses were destroyed.
"Once they found out that you were a resident of Jinshan, they took you away. The Internet was blocked. The minute that photos were uploaded, they disappeared."