Stories about Environment from February, 2016
"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."
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.
By turning a wasted resource into fertilizer, researchers aim to help a hungry nation replenish depleted soils
"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. "
El Niño is already causing water shortages across Myanmar. Take a look at how residents are coping up with the rising temperatures.
The Indonesian island Sumba is working to provide 100-percent renewable electricity to all 650,000 residents by 2025.
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.
"Incredible! Petroperú contaminates rivers in the Amazon and the 59 million sol fine will be paid by all of us Peruvians"
One police officer was heard threatening them with the words: "There will be blood!"
"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"
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.
"Why do we care for the forest? Because it is the lungs of both the Valley of Toluca and the Valley of Mexico."
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.
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.