Stories about Environment from July, 2021
Three years ago, protests broke out in Iran's richest province of Khuzestan against water shortages. Like today's, these were also met with force, as protesters blame government corruption and mismanagement.
"The yatul is made up of associated crops such as potato, corn, beans, and onion, among other medicinal plants, whose nutrients complement each other and keep the land healthy."
"According to our calculations, based on a scientific reassessment of the doses received, approximately 110,000 people were infected, almost the entire Polynesian population at the time."
Despite the decline in vultures across South Asia, the endangered scavengers are recovering in Nepal due to tighter regulations and community initiatives.
Every year in March, thousands of flamingos migrate to the south of Lake Tuz, earning it the moniker “flamingo paradise.”
"The Caribbean contributes less than one per cent to global greenhouse emissions, but we are increasingly bearing the burden of the environmental devastation that climate change events bring."
On average in Bali, per capita, a tourist uses 3.5 times more plastic per day than a local resident.
"Being part of Awá families, I believe that any situation that affects the territory, the social, cultural, and spiritual fabric of our people and our Awá families implies being a...
"I have witnessed coral regrowing in key spots throughout the bay. Imagine what's possible if we put some real, intentional effort into it; an artificial reef is not the solution."
Environmentalists staged a protest in front of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in Baku, citing deforestation and the long term lease of forest lands to private holders.
A July 4 explosion in the Caspian Sea caught international attention. According to officials, the blast was caused by an underwater mud volcano. No casualties were reported.
Nepal has 507 recorded orchid varieties, however, illegal trade and misuse of these magnificent wildflowers for their end-use as ornaments, medicine and food has made them vulnerable to extinction.
"The work that activists undertake should be praised rather than hampered, and their voices should be listened to rather than silenced."
With flash flooding, felled trees, and damage to homes and buildings, Elsa announces this year's hurricane season with unwelcome fanfare.
Activists warn, however, that declaring the Shar Mountains a national park will not stop the construction of seven small hydro power plants that are already devastating the area's natural environment.