Stories about Environment from May, 2019
‘Conservation or community rights’? Bangladesh bans fishing for 65 days
The two-month fishing ban aims to boost fish stocks but it could lead to hunger and displacement in coastal communities.
Kami Rita Sherpa breaks record as he climbs Mount Everest for the 24th time
Defying all odds, the Nepali Sherpa guide climbed the world’s highest peak twice in a week this year – making 24 ascents to Mt. Everest.
Jamaica’s ‘Voices for Climate Change’ spreads its message with music
One forward-thinking NGO is promoting smart environmental practices by harnessing artistic talent to do outreach and raise awareness about climate change.
Brazilian indigenous people buy shares in railway company to denounce its failed environmental obligations
Their shareholders' goal isn't to profit, but to have their voices heard by the company's investors.
The Brumadinho dam tragedy in Brazil has caused alarm in São Paulo, a state with over 7,000 dams
A district in the city of São Paulo adjacent to two dams urges authorities to draw a contingency plan.
As Cyclone Fani hits India's eastern coast, preparedness saves thousands of lives
Many lives were saved from the devastations of the extremely severe Cyclone Fani because of a planned evacuation carried by the local administration with support from thousands of volunteers.
Common leopard gecko found in Nepal for the first time
Common Leopard Geckos remained undetected in Nepal until now. Researchers found and recorded it, which becomes the 11th gecko species for Nepal.