Stories about Environment from August, 2016
The Summer Season Brings an Orchestra of Cicadas to Japan
There are more than 30 different species of cicada in Japan. Each one has its own distinctive call. How many can you recognize?
Brazil’s Highest Mountain Is Reopening for Ecotourism Guided by the Yanomami People
Closed off to tourists since 2003, the trail to Brazil's highest mountain is set to reopen in 2018, managed by the indigenous peoples themselves.
Activists and Government Divided Inside and Outside of Honduras About the “Berta Cáceres” Law
Lawmakers want to "suspend US aid to Honduran police and military until human rights violations by security forces cease and those responsible for of such crimes are brought to justice.”
These Videos Expose the Dirty and Destructive Impact of Large-Scale Mining in the Philippines
Residents and investigative journalists have been using mobile phones and even drones to expose how mining is destroying the country’s watersheds and rivers.
Endangered Tigers Versus Endangered People
As government works to save big cats from extinction, indigenous forest dwellers pursue peaceful coexistence for man and beast.
A Nepalese Version of Humans of New York Tells the Stories of Individuals From All Walks of Life
"After all, a picture may say a thousand words, but a few words can change the story."
Israel, One of the World’s Driest Countries, Is Now Overflowing With Water
Scientists and others are looking to desalination as a way to unite longtime enemies in a common cause.
Despite Flood Devastation, the Macedonian Government Pours Millions Into a Ferris Wheel
At least 21 people died, and dozens are missing and injured, in floods that hit the Macedonian capital Skopje, following torrential rains on August 5.
Through Photography, This Bangladesh Pilot Is Sharing One Hell of a View of His Country
"I am an aviator by profession and photography is my passion. I do try to show my motherland from the air, sharing the amazing, breathtaking landscapes with everyone I know."
Activists in Puerto Rico Are Fighting to Keep Beaches Public
Activists, academics, and environmental experts are coming together under the slogan, "The Beaches belong to the People", to protect public maritime spaces and the Puerto Rican ecosystem.
On the Eve of Independence Celebrations, Jamaicans Delight in the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
From Rio's green theme to the pomp and circumstance of the Parade of Nations, the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games inspired a sense of national pride for Jamaicans.
Macedonian Activists Suspect Ruling Party Used Emails to Impersonate Environmental Activists
Local media told OhridSOS, a citizen-led environmental protection initiative, that they received emails from someone claiming to represent the group. The emails expressed strong support for ruling party leaders.
Calls to Investigate Retribution Against the Tharu Community in Nepal's Far West Grow Louder
"First their land was taken, then their freedom to live and now Tharus have been targeted for extinction by these racist hill elites"