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· June, 2018

Stories about Environment from June, 2018

The Nepali “sausage vine” evergreen plant is famous in the United Kingdom, yet remains unknown in Nepal

"We plant and eat fruits of foreign origin like avocado and kiwi...However, we don’t even know that foreigners are trading delicious fruits taken from our own jungles."

Agitated debate revives over the destiny of Mexico's protected waters

The signing of 10 presidential decrees is the center of an agitated debate in the press and online.

A new generation picks up the struggle against coal in the Czech Republic

"With decision makers still jammed in the vicious cycle of coal and nuclear, building a strong climate movement that crosses borders seems more important than ever."

Taiwanese and Vietnamese activists are working together to pursue justice for the victims of the Vietnam marine life disaster

"This is the pain of Taiwanese. If we experience this kind of pain, we should not then inflict it on Vietnam."

Port Harcourt: Nigeria's city of ‘soot so thick’

Soot causes cancer and lung disease, and long-term exposure to soot increases the risk of coronary artery disease.

Plastic trash is a serious problem in Uganda

"You can do the same ...its a habit of travellers to litter along as they travel .Keep your trash and dump when you get to your destination"

A fishing village and mangrove habitat in the Philippines faces threats of reclamation

"We will not leave our homes. We will fight so long as there are people supporting us and giving us the strength to fight."

A social entrepreneur with ‘a pebble of an idea’ is taking on the Goliath of Jamaica's plastic pollution

"It's about being aware and ‘awake’ — becoming sensitive to environmental impacts. We are detached from nature; we are no longer a part of the ecosystem. It's a national problem."

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