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· September, 2021

Stories about Environment from September, 2021

COVID Couture: Trinidadian creative Sonja Dumas responds to the pandemic with a feel-good dress that has a deeper meaning

"I made [the dress] to cheer up myself at a depressing and challenging moment of our human history."

Jamaica’s rivers and gullies are suffering from abuse

World Rivers Day may not instantly solve all the problems Jamaica's rivers currently face, but it may inspire citizens to be better custodians.

Quirky Japanese promo campaign launches new brand of rice, just in time for harvest season

The official Japan-wide launch of a new rice brand includes a quirky musical commercial, a social media photo contest, and feelings of anticipation for "new rice."

In Turkey, environmentalists struggle to preserve the city's remaining green spaces

Since 2014 the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been fighting to open the grove to development projects, much to the ire of community environmentalists.

Germinda Casupá, a Chiquitania native fighting fire and machismo

In the face of the environmental and humanitarian catastrophe, indigenous women like Germinda Casupá take on the defense of their territory.

Global warming: Sea snot appears on Aegean Sea beaches in Chalkidiki, Greece

In June, a marine heat wave increased the average daily temperature of the Aegean Sea to 28 degrees Celsius, which is whole 4 degrees higher than previous years.

What's threatening Tobago's mangroves?

Large deposits of sargassum have been piling up within confined spaces, rotting, emitting noxious gasses, and destabilising the ecosystem.

China-funded Kaliwa dam in the Philippines flagged for irregularities

"Indigenous Peoples should not be sacrificed on the altar of development aggression, which would just benefit big businesses and Chinese investors."

Artists join activists in protest to save a water reservoir in Kazakhstan's capital

A group of contemporary artists and activists joined forces to protest the urban developments at the Malyi Taldykol water reservoir in Kazakhstan's capital city.

Rejection of new Australian coal mine is a rare win for community environmental campaigners

"Finally! A good news Aussie fossil fuel story. Brilliant news that Hume Coal Project has been rejected in Berrima."

Turkey's struggle against natural disasters: wildfires, drought, floods, and a possible earthquake

In light of recent natural disasters and weak governmental response, many wonder whether the government is prepared to handle its worst disaster yet — a possible earthquake in Istanbul.

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