Stories about Environment from September, 2023
Non-profits in both islands have been advocating for the use of more environmentally friendly, reusable menstrual products as a way to directly combat period poverty amidst climate change events.
Rural areas in south Trinidad pin their experiences with flooding on climate change, but there are additional push factors
"Trinidad and Tobago is already experiencing the advertised impacts of climate changes, such as the sea level rise, the increased ambient temperature and extreme weather systems."
In general, experts are on the same page that platypuses are struggling and will continue to decline if nothing changes.
Decreasing yields are a result of increasingly tough growing conditions, with extremely dry weather in some growing seasons, and over-saturated soils in others, when there is extreme rainfall.
Africa, despite being a mild contributor to pollution, is experiencing the most severe impacts of global warming.
Almost all Latin American countries are still tempted to use extractivism as a development model. Is it possible to strike a balance between environmental conservation and economic growth?
"Mayreau is 1.5 square miles, water scarce and generationally food insecure; food importation on the island is at an alarming 95-98 percent."
St. Vincent & the Grenadines’ Mayreau island is a cultural bastion where — despite challenges — community spirit is alive and adaptive
'My interest in entangled colonial and imperial histories [has] fuelled questions about how Vincentian heritages are aﬀected by the communities’ relationship to land, foreign investment/settlement, and the more-than-human world.'
Microplastics are toxic to all living beings. Until we can replace plastics or combat microplastics, the general rule must be to avoid any indiscriminate usage of plastics in our lives.
"It's 2023, and it's simply unconscionable that the highest awards in Australian journalism are sponsored by fossil fuels, with no specific climate reporting award."
The socio-economic challenges that Gabon is currently facing could force government officials to rethink their policy on environmental protection and forest conservation.
Knowing the homophobic Russian state policy, members of the LGBTQ+ community tried to avoid the Russian occupiers, fearing they might face increased persecution because of their gender or sexuality.
Innovative monitoring system deters poachers, but Cameroon's Boumba Bek National Park still exposed to human pressure
"From 2017 to 2021, poaching and other unlawful human activities drastically decreased in Cameroon, with the number of instances falling from 18 to 0."
The Sarus crane’s cultural importance has made it popular in Nepal and beyond. But rapid urban spread has resulted in the decimation of its habitat.