Stories about Environment from August, 2017
Shanty Towns in Conakry and Freetown: Mismanagement and Vulnerability in Africa's Booming Capitals
For several days now, bulldozers have been demolishing houses in Démoudoula, Conakry, leaving men, women and children on the streets.
A New App Wants to Help the Blind ‘See’ the Solar Eclipse
“Nothing is ever just visual, really. And [this] just proves that point again.”
Why Is the Biggest Sugar Mill in Western Cuba Economically and Environmentally Inefficient?
For years, the biggest sugar mill in Western Cuba has had the worst harvest.
Paddling Against Pollution: One Man’s Mission to Protect Iraq’s Rivers for Future Generations
For the past seven years, Nabil Musa has been traveling around Iraq on a one-man mission to promote the importance of clean waterways for current and future generations.
Thousands of Families Face Forced Eviction From Their Homes Over Sardar Sarovar Dam in India
One activist movement launched a hunger strike to support the dam's victims, but police forcibly removed the leader from the protest site by police and shifted her to a hospital.
Bulgarian Wikipedia Announces National Entries for ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest
Wikipedia Bulgaria announced the top 10 photos that will represent Bulgaria in the "Wiki Loves Earth" international photo contest.
Japan Reacts With Alarm to Venomous Fire Ant Invasion
Fire ants have never been observed in Japan before.
Some in Kenya Point to a Recent Hailstorm as a Sign of Climate Change
While some tweets on the Nyahururu hailstorm were of excitement, there are those who did not see the joke, especially when it came to the implications of the incident.