Stories about Environment from July, 2018
Sharing a passion for permaculture in Suriname
An interview with Alex Yakaumo, a permaculturalist who spends his time lecturing and running workshops about self-sustaining agricultural ecosystems in his community in Commewijne.
One of Europe's last primeval forests crumbles in the hands of the Polish government
Watchdog environmental organizations say at least 160,000-180,000 trees were felled since 2016, after the Polish government tripled the amount of wood to be harvested from Białowieża.
Are these the last Dropka yak herders in Sikkim?
A community in the northern Indian state of Sikkim experiences challenges which threaten the existence of its traditional occupation of yak herding.
Questions swirl over Japanese government's response to deadly, unprecedented rains
"As unusual weather becomes the new normal, how are we to protect ourselves?"
Natural resources surrounded by terror: What is behind the attacks in northern Mozambique?
Since October 2017, Cabo Delgado Province -- a region rich with rubies, gas, oil, and wood -- has suffered violent attacks, the motives of which are unclear to local authorities.
‘Apartheid couldn’t have happened without that spatial carving up of the landscape’
"In South Africa, certainly, architecture was always complicit in oppression. Apartheid might have been a political and social structure, but it was also a physical one," says architect Lesley Lokko.
Months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Dominica launches a tree-planting campaign, but is it enough?
"The young farmers and even some of the older heads can't afford fertilizers and chemicals to treat our farms. Why can't the farmers be treated better in this little country?"
Wrongly labeled as ‘foreign agents’, Russian environmentalists face regulatory punishment — and violent threats
Instead of recognition as patriots striving to protect the nature of their homeland, Russian environmentalists get labelled as “foreign agents” by the state, experience pressure, and suffer physical attacks.