Stories about Environment from December, 2016
Explore the Lesser Known Part of Madagascar: The Amber Mountain National Park
Amber Mountain National Park lies 40 kilometres from Diego Suarez, in the north of Madagascar. Its humid rainforest covers 23.000 hectors.
In 2016, a Toxic Political Smog Spread Over China and Hong Kong
What's worse? Environmental smog or political smog?
Macedonia's Pollution Is So Bad That Activists Have Installed ‘Mountain Air Breathing Booths’ in Protest
Other unhappy citizens have resorted to parody. A piece of graffiti recently circulated on Twitter pokes fun a government inaction: "Recommendation: Don't die from cancer!"
Chinese Authorities Are Burying Their Heads Not in Sand, But in Smog
"The problem of the smog has been solved!...We have deleted all posts about the smog, banned people from wearing masks and arrested those who wrote about the smog!”
Mexico Reportedly Moves Ahead With Controversial Pipeline, Despite Moratorium
"What is important to these rich men is to conclude the work and pocket all the profits, solidifying the appropriation of the Yaqui Territory.”
Native American Pipeline Resistance at Standing Rock Resonates Around the Globe
"Stay strong. Be strong. And you have relatives all over the world to stand with you."
Calls for ‘All Hands on Deck’ as Caribbean Islands Recover From Devastating Rains
"It is ridiculous my country still does not fully appreciate the need for disaster research and local research support."
Trinidad & Tobago Shaken—and Stirred—by Strong Earthquake
Trinidad and Tobago lies along a major earthquake fault line, so the tremor wasn't all that surprising -- but netizens still saw humour in the midst of an unnerving experience.