Stories about Environment from September, 2022
‘Where’s the President?’ trends as super typhoon batters the Philippines
"How tone deaf and insensitive can you be to post a vlog about your New York trip while Filipinos brace for the impact of super typhoon."
The wolf is being targeted and killed in North Macedonia
North Macedonia is among the last countries in Europe where the wolf is considered a pest and is freely killed, although it's categorized as "near threatened" (NT).
Macedonian mountains are full of abandoned dogs which are threatening the endangered lynx
In North Macedonia, abandoned dogs are taken off city streets and dumped by municipal dog catchers in the mountains where they join wolves and hybridize.
‘It's not drought, it's plundering,’ criminalized activists say of new law in Querétaro, Mexico
Access to water conflicts are leaving their mark on this Mexican state's recent history. Those protesting against the concession of water to private operators have been criminalized.
Can environmental conservation and tourism exist together harmoniously?
"Ecotourism is an illustration of the wider phenomenon facing climate action: the interests of economic development are all too often diametrically opposed to the interests of environmentalism."
Two decades of renewable energy in a remote Isneg community in Northern Philippines
"The Katablangan project is a story of the Cordillera’s abundant source of renewable energy that is harnessed by culturally-sensitive and appropriate technology for the benefit of its people."
Guadeloupe suffers after passage of Tropical Storm Fiona
'The storm’s projected path will see the Dominican Republic feeling her effects by September 18. Thus far, she has maintained speeds of 85 km (50 miles) per hour.'
Devastating Pakistan floods put climate change and climate justice under spotlight
The recent devastating floods in Pakistan have put the spotlight back on climate justice. A combination of factors such as extreme heatwave, melting glaciers and unusually heavy monsoons triggered floods.
Symbol of isolated peoples’ resistance in Brazil, the ‘Indigenous man of the hole’ found dead
The Indigenous man, whose existence was confirmed in the 1990s, repeatedly refused outside contact. With his death, the future of the territory he lived on, the Tanaru Indigenous Land, is at risk.
Solar powered device reduces human-animal conflict in India
An innovative device uses solar-powered technology to generate light flashes to scare animals away from agricultural fields, without harming them. This promises to reduce crop loss from wildlife attacks.
Creating new, local narratives on climate change in the Bolivian Chaco
Young Indigenous journalists propose more representative media coverage of climate change focused on their lived realities in the Gran Chaco, Bolivia that extends beyond natural disasters.
Peer under the sea of the Indonesian archipelago through this photo essay
Many of the creatures featured in this piece, as well as our coastal economies, are under threat as the climate crisis warms ocean waters and threatens coastal ecosystems