Stories about Environment from September, 2017
A Pro-Environmental Campaign Pushes the Jamaican Prime Minister’s Public Petition Page Into the Limelight
Cockpit Country is an ecological gem, under threat from bauxite mining. As an online petition to save the area attracts support, Jamaicans find a new way to engage their government.
"Will this be a mutual agreement? At the moment, we are hanging on the government's every word as they negotiate this without providing many details."
"...I want to ask this government, is the cleanliness of the streets the only important thing? What about the people who do this work?”
The works are frozen until the hydroelectric plant improves the resettlement housing for the hundreds of displaced families in Altamira, Pará, Brazil.
Investigators of the organization Earthsight revealed that the largest exporter of Paraguayan charcoal, a company associated with Paraguay's public works minister, deforests about 10 football fields of land per day.
The movement of underground contaminants into buildings is attracting increased scrutiny from health experts, advocates and agencies.
'Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. [The] physical damage at this time [...] is devastating…indeed, mind boggling.'
"I do not believe that Bahamians should fear hurricanes the way we do...I believe we should look hard at ourselves and work out why we handle major storms so well."
There are only 447 individuals of the Achhami cattle breed left.
"We need to see and hear and interact with each other much much more. That's the message Irma has brought to me".
Puerto Rico, an island already broken by a bitter economic and political crisis, suffers through the tragic passing of Hurricane Irma.
55 Years After Cutting Ties With Great Britain, Is Trinidad and Tobago Independent or “In Dependence”?
"We have almost all the models we need right here; we have most of the solutions that will move us up to a different level."
"Palm oil producers will be more motivated if more people demand haze-free palm oil."