Stories about Environment from February, 2016
Climate Change Is All Too Real in Kenya, Where Drought and Famine Affect Millions
"Kenya has been forced to redefine water as a scarce commodity rather than a basic need. What scares the most out of and me...is our inability to solve the situation."
‘Little Teresa’ Helps São Paulo Women Fight Drought and Male Domination—With Rain Barrels
Brazil's largest city is coming out of a drought, but its impact wasn't all bad. One woman saw it as an opportunity to empower women and bring her community together.
Can Mountains of Animal Bones Boost Food Security in Ethiopia?
By turning a wasted resource into fertilizer, researchers aim to help a hungry nation replenish depleted soils
Anti-Aviation Protests in France and the UK Mark a New Wave of Climate Disobedience
"When the political system is so fundamentally flawed that it is unresponsive to an issue of colossal international importance...then every citizen has a responsibility to act. "
How Myanmar Residents Are Coping Up With Rising Temperatures Caused by El Niño
El Niño is already causing water shortages across Myanmar. Take a look at how residents are coping up with the rising temperatures.
This Island in the Indian Ocean Is Small, But the Lessons It Offers on Clean Power Are Anything But
The Indonesian island Sumba is working to provide 100-percent renewable electricity to all 650,000 residents by 2025.
Dear Karachi City Officials, ‘Fix It’. (Or Else.)
Alamgir Khan's #fixit campaign has rallied young Karachiites into action has taken up the responsibility of fixing some of the city's most detrimental issues.
Residents of the Peruvian Amazon Denounce Oil Spills Contaminating Local Rivers
"Incredible! Petroperú contaminates rivers in the Amazon and the 59 million sol fine will be paid by all of us Peruvians"
Albanian Police Use Force Against Protesters Defending the Capital's Last Public Park
One police officer was heard threatening them with the words: "There will be blood!"
A Voice From the Front Lines of El Niño in Kenya
"We can ensure decline in mortality rate due to famine, flooding or any climatic deserters by becoming responsible in our communities. Let’s join hands, let’s do this"
River Communities in Mexico Still Don't Trust Their Drinking Water Following a Mining Spill
The populations affected by the worst environmental disaster in the history of Mexico obtained an important victory after a judge ordered new studies due to the risk of contaminated water.
Indigenous Otomí-Ñätho Communities in Mexico Exercise Their Autonomy to Defend Their Lands
"Why do we care for the forest? Because it is the lungs of both the Valley of Toluca and the Valley of Mexico."
Global Deforestation Is Decreasing. Or Is It?
A new look at the complex picture of changes in land use suggests that, when it comes to forests, we’re far from being out of the woods.
The Movement for Affordable and Accessible Sanitary Napkins in South Asia
In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.