Stories about Environment from January, 2016
An innovative design firm is using data and community outreach to protect Nairobi's poorest residents from devastating storms.
"I’d love for people to take away an appreciation of Mokko’s culture, the beauty in simplicity, and start to think about where their food and energy comes from."
The authorities in Hong Kong have announced plans to impose a ban on the import and export of elephant hunting trophies, phasing out entirely the domestic ivory trade.
Parts of the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia are experiencing snowfall -- and netizens are rushing online to document it.
Many Taiwanese took the opportunity to take photos of the perhaps once-in-a-lifetime snowy scenery.
People around the world were affected by extreme weather events in 2015, the hottest year on record ever.
The open data app "My Air" has helped spark massive protests, making Macedonian citizens aware of the results of air-pollution monitoring. Then came the DDoS attacks and government pressure.
From unbearably loud music to illegal fireworks, one civic-minded social media user in Trinidad and Tobago is taking on the "noise polluters who yearly get away with decibel crime".
"You don't want the real one and kill them all. Then you step on the fake one and take a photo while laughing. What kind of mentality is this?"
The research, rooted in indigenous knowledge and cultures, may indicate processes of climate change observed locally, expressed in the effects caused to the ecosystems of Brazil and its surrounding regions.
"The earthquake was like alarm...woke everyone up, here in Bangladesh. Waiting for the aftershocks of this quake now. Be safe, everyone."