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Stories about Environment

4 March 2016

Live Twitter Chat Draws Attention to Lesotho's Worst Drought in Recent History

"The problem is getting worse, so we must tackle it with long-term solution, not just food aid."

Human Rights Activist and Indigenous Leader Berta Cáceres Is Assassinated in Honduras

After years of environmental activism and fighting for indigenous communities, human rights champion Berta Caceres was assassinated in Honduras today.

3 March 2016

The Newest Strategy for Saving Bees Is Really, Really Old

With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists are turning to traditional farmers for answers.

1 March 2016

Latin America's Informal Recyclers Push for Recognition and Protection on International Waste Pickers’ Day

Recyclers make many contributions through their work, including creating jobs and reducing municipal spending on waste management

28 February 2016

Climate Change Is All Too Real in Kenya, Where Drought and Famine Affect Millions

"Kenya has been forced to redefine water as a scarce commodity rather than a basic need. What scares the most out of and me...is our inability to solve the situation."

‘Little Teresa’ Helps São Paulo Women Fight Drought and Male Domination—With Rain Barrels

Brazil's largest city is coming out of a drought, but its impact wasn't all bad. One woman saw it as an opportunity to empower women and bring her community together.

27 February 2016

Can Mountains of Animal Bones Boost Food Security in Ethiopia?

By turning a wasted resource into fertilizer, researchers aim to help a hungry nation replenish depleted soils

26 February 2016

Anti-Aviation Protests in France and the UK Mark a New Wave of Climate Disobedience

"When the political system is so fundamentally flawed that it is unresponsive to an issue of colossal international importance...then every citizen has a responsibility to act. "

25 February 2016

How Myanmar Residents Are Coping Up With Rising Temperatures Caused by El Niño

El Niño is already causing water shortages across Myanmar. Take a look at how residents are coping up with the rising temperatures.

This Island in the Indian Ocean Is Small, But the Lessons It Offers on Clean Power Are Anything But

The Indonesian island Sumba is working to provide 100-percent renewable electricity to all 650,000 residents by 2025.

23 February 2016

Dear Karachi City Officials, ‘Fix It’. (Or Else.)

Alamgir Khan's #fixit campaign has rallied young Karachiites into action has taken up the responsibility of fixing some of the city's most detrimental issues.

Residents of the Peruvian Amazon Denounce Oil Spills Contaminating Local Rivers

"Incredible! Petroperú contaminates rivers in the Amazon and the 59 million sol fine will be paid by all of us Peruvians"

22 February 2016

Albanian Police Use Force Against Protesters Defending the Capital's Last Public Park

One police officer was heard threatening them with the words: "There will be blood!"

18 February 2016

A Voice From the Front Lines of El Niño in Kenya

"We can ensure decline in mortality rate due to famine, flooding or any climatic deserters by becoming responsible in our communities. Let’s join hands, let’s do this"

10 February 2016

River Communities in Mexico Still Don't Trust Their Drinking Water Following a Mining Spill

The populations affected by the worst environmental disaster in the history of Mexico obtained an important victory after a judge ordered new studies due to the risk of contaminated water.

7 February 2016

Indigenous Otomí-Ñätho Communities in Mexico Exercise Their Autonomy to Defend Their Lands

"Why do we care for the forest? Because it is the lungs of both the Valley of Toluca and the Valley of Mexico."

5 February 2016

Global Deforestation Is Decreasing. Or Is It?

A new look at the complex picture of changes in land use suggests that, when it comes to forests, we’re far from being out of the woods.

4 February 2016

The Movement for Affordable and Accessible Sanitary Napkins in South Asia

In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.

30 January 2016

What Kenya’s Biggest Slum Can Teach Us About Saving Cities From Floods

An innovative design firm is using data and community outreach to protect Nairobi's poorest residents from devastating storms.

Rastafarian Jamaican Farmer Cooks ‘Ital’ for the Internet

"I’d love for people to take away an appreciation of Mokko’s culture, the beauty in simplicity, and start to think about where their food and energy comes from."

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