Stories about Environment from August, 2022
A water diplomacy expert discusses the prospects of water conflict and cooperation in Central Asia
There are sufficient water resources in the region, but the regional cooperation is challenged by poor governance frameworks and weak institutional capacity.
China’s COVID tests carry on despite heatwaves, droughts, power cuts and wildfires
China has been hit with the most severe heatwave and drought in its history. However, the natural disasters have not deterred the country from conducting widespread COVID-19 tests.
As part of a beloved square is cordoned off for construction, Trinidadians defend their right to green space
Those involved in the project say they have conducted consultations, but stakeholders seem blindsided — and of the opinion that any such efforts were as weak and desultory as past iterations.
We must question colonialism in legal discourse, says Colombian lawyer
"I believe that we need a legal system that takes into account the land that we share with multiple beings (...) and that includes in the legal analysis the knowledge of the ancestral peoples."
Climate change threatens Indigenous farming and cultures in the Brazilian Amazon
These changes jeopardize the food and ways of life of the Indigenous peoples who cultivate crops following traditional farming practices in the region of São Gabriel in Brazil's northwest Amazonas state
A voice from the islands: Grenada’s environment minister appointed UN climate change chief
Commentators made it clear that Simon Stiell would have plenty of work on his plate, suggesting that there are specific, daunting and complex issues to be addressed.
Opening of shipping routes from Ukraine will not abate commodity and food pressure on the Middle East and North Africa
Despite the opening up of shipping routs for grain exports from Ukraine, persistent challenges from the war will continue to exacerbate pressures on the Middle East and North Africa
The sweltering traffic congestion on the roads of Lagos in Nigeria
Driving in Lagos, it seems as though everyone is angry or mad. But fear not, soon enough, you notice yourself acting mad too.
The story of a development project that destroyed a village in Angola
Canal works began in late 2019 and aim to mitigate the effects of drought, lack of rain, and water shortages in Cunene province.
Why do seabirds eat plastic? How a citizen science project in Poland is helping to find answers
What started out as a question about why sea birds mistake plastic for food, ended up as a successful citizen science project.
Brazilian lawyer after murders in the Amazon: ‘We need the state to maintain a presence in the region’
Eliesio Marubo recounted the efforts made in the search for Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips, and talked about the demands the Indigenous movement is making to state institutions.