Stories about Environment from April, 2016
Meet the Anti-Discrimination Non-Profit Behind the Jamaican Version of a ‘Privilege Walk’
"We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, is deserving of respect. [...] This is necessary in changing the course [of] human rights development in Jamaica."
Cambodia Cancels Screening of Film About Murdered Environmentalist Chut Wutty
"This ban provides yet another example of Cambodia's pervasive culture of impunity, and the lengths that the government will go to preserve it."
#MedeHollín: The Campaign Against Pollution That Changed the Name of a Colombian City
"No need for words. #Medehollin I'm so sorry, These people don't love you as much as they say."
Your Skin Is Gonna Hate Japan's Yellow Sand
Every year Japan marks the start of spring with the arrival of 'Yellow Sand' from the Asian mainland. The sand hampers visibility and can cause illness and skin problems.
After Weeks of Scorching Heat, Myanmar Is Hit by the Worst Hailstorm in 50 Years
Strong winds struck Mandalay, Sagaing, and the states of Shan and Chin, while hailstones as big as golf balls rained down on these regions.
Japan Gets Ready to Plant Rice During ‘Golden Week’
"Flooding the fields before planting really makes this a representative scene of Japan. The call of the Japanese nightingale echoes throughout the valley. I am entranced by the scene."
Japan Battles to Care for 100,000 Kumamoto Residents Displaced By Quake
Hundreds of thousands of people continue to live in the open in Japan following powerful earthquakes, torrential rains, flooding and landslides.
Overcrowded Public Transport and Overpriced Uber Rides Mark Mexico City’s ‘No Drive Days‘
"This is just more proof that No Drive Days only make life difficult for people who work."
Extraordinary Bubble-Like Clouds Blanket the Skies Over Kathmandu
"Incredible cloudscape almost inspired me as an abstract-impressionist-artist. Never saw in my life."
What Do the IPL Cricket Games Have to Do With India's Drought-Hit Farmers?
As many as 3,228 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra in 2015; that is almost nine farmers every day.
Community Fights to Protect Cherished Mangrove in Cancun, Mexico
"The people, especially the young people, are trying to save the mangrove. The government lied to us. The destruction they left behind is a disgrace."
Photos: Protesting Farmers Asking for Rice Violently Dispersed by Police in the Philippines
The hashtag #BigasHindiBala (Rice not bullets) trended in the Philippines after police violently dispersed protesting farmers who were demanding food from the government.
Dying to Escape India's Crumbling Infrastructure
India's infrastructural woes took another hit this past week, when tragedy struck West Bengal, where nearly 26 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in an overpass collapse.
Japan and Its Wonderful Cherry Blossoms
In late March and April, Japan comes alive with beautiful cherry blossoms. Here is just a small collection of Instagram snaps of this lovely time of year.