Stories about Environment from June, 2022
The Caribbean's ‘looming’ food security storm suddenly seems more threatening
It is estimated that there are as many as 2.8 million people — nearly 40 percent of the population — suffering from food insecurity in the English-speaking Caribbean, most of them from low-income households.
Climate change and rapid urbanization blamed for the worst flood in over a century in northeastern Bangladesh
Heavy rainfall in the hills of neighbouring India caused flash floods in the northeastern districts of Bangladesh. Various organisations and volunteers have come forward to help the flood victims.
The southern Caribbean prepares for a tropical storm
With predictions for an "above normal" 2022 transatlantic hurricane season, the latest weather system teetering of the brink of hurricane status is the one organising itself in the southern Caribbean.
Filming for the rights of the Papuan people and land
"I cried when I saw the nature around me being destroyed. I felt called to make films about the environment that motivated me to join the Papuan Voices film community."
Illegal timber trade persists in The Gambia's Upper River Region
A large number of trees were illicitly felled in Kundam, a village in Tumana District in the Upper River Region, by 'unknown culprits' allegedly working with forestry officials, who denied the claim.
Brazilian Indigenous group Univaja demands probe into murders of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira
Ten days after they went missing while working in the Javari Valley, a remote corner of the Amazon in Brazil, the Brazilian Federal Police confirmed the murders of the two men.
New national park in North Macedonia plagued by continued development projects
One year after officials announced they would establish a new national park in North Macedonia, the land is under siege as developers push to construct hydro plants in the park.
Pacific groups celebrate Ocean Week by opposing deep sea mining
Various Pacific groups celebrated Ocean Week and Ocean Day on June 8 by calling on officials to reject deep-sea mining (DSM) in the region.
The Sitakunda fire tragedy and the surge of humanitarian acts in Bangladesh
The recent deadly Sitakunda fire and explosion in Chittagong saw unprecedented casualties and damages and ordinary people came forward to help the victims of the tragedy.
World Oceans Day, in photos from Trinidad & Tobago
On World Oceans Day 2022, where the goal is revitalisation, these photos remind us of our seas' purpose and beauty, inspiring the collective action needed to successfully defend them.
Kenya's controversial Expressway speeds past budget while displacing thousands
In a city where walking is the default means of transport for many who cannot afford public transport, the majority of Kenyans can’t afford to use the new road.
Australia changes government as climate action takes centre stage
There may have been lots of swirling currents but the results of the federal election overwhelmingly showed that 2022 was, finally, the year of climate politics.
Solar technology is empowering people in rural India with clean affordable energy
This is the story of how a unique, affordable and low-maintenance clean energy solution is powering electricity-deprived homes across rural India.
A Jamaican school’s ‘Green Generation’ wants more action, less talk, to save the planet
When it comes to the climate crisis, students of a co-ed, independent high school in Kingston are acting locally and thinking globally.