Stories about Environment from January, 2018
Heavy snow shuts down Tokyo and provides a chance to snap stunning pictures.
Petrona Villasboa's battle against Monsanto after one of her sons was poisoned to death sets a historical precedent.
"The South Coast of Barbados [is] known as the place to wine, dine and party. Regrettably, the South Coast has been making news because of sewage overflowing onto public spaces..."
As the vulture restaurants grow in popularity and continue to generate income for the neighboring communities, people who once abhorred and avoided these birds are beginning to change their tune.
UNESCO World Heritage Site at Risk: Bulgarian Government Allows Construction in Pirin, Citizens Protest
Protesters want the controversial decision withdrawn and credible guarantees given that park preservation and the rule of law will be protected -- including the resignation of Environmental Minister Neno Dimov.
"We've given mining concessions on top of water springs to dig out an insignificantly small amount of gold. Someone has decided to poison us with arsenic, sulfuric acid, and cyanide."
"Children of Palau, I take this pledge, as your guest, to preserve and protect your beautiful and unique island home."
"I want to know, now what? How will these alerts be communicated to the citizenry that's not on Social Media? This is quite sobering I tell you."
"The members of parliament need to know that they are accountable to the people, that they represent the people, and that the eyes of the people are upon them."
"There will be calls for an inquiry. For accountability. Blame will be shifted. Promises will be made. There is one step, however, that we rarely take. Questioning the ‘WHY?’. "
While clouds linger, it appears that Kingston is determined to look on the sunny side of life in 2018.