Stories about Environment from May, 2016
Conservationists around the world have a reason to smile– a baby was born to a rhino translocated few months ago to Bardia National Park from Chitwan National Park in Nepal.
Earlier this month, the students of University of Sargodha, Lahore Campus, were shocked to receive a bizarre notice from the school's administration: no more hanky panky.
"If the tiger is conserved, the forest will be conserved, the conserved forest will conserve the tiger. So, conserve humans on this planet by conserving the tiger and the forest."
The legal case of Santa Clara Uchunya against the Pucallpa Plantations is emblematic because its outcome will have far-reaching consequences for the future of the region and its indigenous peoples.
The Arkana Alliance: An Organization that Builds Bridges with the Shipibo Communities of Ucayali in Peru
Meet the Arkana Alliance, an organization that is working in the Peruvian Amazon to empower the Shipibo people and help them preserve their environment.
Faced with environmental disaster in Chiloé, this group of small-scale fisherman organized and forced an industry and government to the negotiating table.
Chile, a mining country, has a large number of mine tailing deposits that are potential contamination risks.
Do you know where to run if a tsunami strikes? The city of Kamakura has created a simulation that aims to help residents answer this question.
"What a difference a day makes, from a flood selfie to mass burial of 100's in a landslide #SriLanka"
"We can look for alternative crops to plant. But right now there is simply nothing – just hectares of dust that even weed won’t grow on."
A malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea off the coast in Croatia last week, wreaking havoc on the local environment and spreading panic.
"Clearly they don’t look at us as people, but animals. They want us to die with the fish."
Bulgarian eco-activist Borislav Sandov was sentenced for "insulting" the director of a mining company through a Facebook status. Court of appeals will hear his case at the end of May.
"Perhaps the only way to see the wax palm in the future will be on stamps and banknotes #NoToMegaMiningInSalento"
"If you set an example by by being careful with where you throw away your trash, we can raise the standards of our country."
"Rarely does the blvd look as gorgeous as it does when its #jacaranda are in bloom."
A text message drew one senator's attention to proposed oil exploration in ecological reserve La Macarena, which marked the start of movement against the project.
Water shortages have been declared in 18 of Cambodian's 25 provinces, and more than 2.5 million Cambodians in 100 districts are affected by the drought.
An Ethiopian expat worries for his homeland as drought and climate change threaten to trigger another famine.
As demand for African and Asian tree-based superfoods grows, researchers and entrepreneurs eye ways to maximize benefits for the environment.