Stories about Environment from March, 2017
A Canadian Company Is Set to Construct Brazil's Largest Open-Pit Gold Mine—in the Heart of the Amazon
The Volta Grande Gold Project will extract 600 tons of gold over the course of 12 years. But activists and indigenous groups oppose the plan.
Kathmandu’s Pollution Is So Bad, Even Gods Need Masks
The level of pollution in Kathmandu has surpassed the minimum acceptable level and the residents are reacting by putting masks over their faces, just like the city's iconic statues.
Peruvians Find Strength in Surviving a Merciless March
Since early March, several cities in Peru have struggled with a seemingly endless wave of heavy rains, floods, landslides, road closures, and lately school closures.
British Cruise Ship Destroys Pristine Coral Reefs in West Papua
"This damaged area could take hundreds of years to re-grow. Noble Caledonia need to take responsibility for this and help rebuild this reef!"
Africa’s Green Energy Challenge: Mega Projects, Off-Grid or Somewhere in Between?
South of the Sahara, getting electricity to 620 million people may require an all-of-the-above strategy.
Late-Season Snow Brings Joy to Bhutan
"only in #bhutan...police making snowman at the main roundabout. wonderful"
A Year After Berta Cáceres’ Assassination, the Struggle for Land in Honduras Continues—and So Do the Threats
"We strive to make energy a human right. It should be part of the common property and therefore the people should have a say in it."