Stories about Environment
6 May 2016
The marine phenomenon known as a red tide has killed a wide range of sea species in Chiloé, costing many fishermen their livelihood. They blame the salmon industry.
5 May 2016
"The lake near our village dried up two months ago. Last year, we were able to use water from there until March."
Opponents warn the dam will cause an ecological disaster, destroying rare ecosystems and farmlands important to the wine industry.
By combining satellite and on-ground weather information, scientists are improving our ability to bring resilience to extreme weather for the world’s poorest people.
3 May 2016
Hundreds of Chinese Schoolchildren Have Been Poisoned, But Their Affluent Families Aren’t Winning Them Much Sympathy
There's a public safety crisis in Changzhou, where hundreds of schoolchildren fell ill after exposure to toxic compounds. Unfortunately for the ailing kids, their families are rich and widely disliked.
2 May 2016
"Protecting our environment is the most important job anyone could take on, it shouldn’t be one of the most dangerous."
29 April 2016
"We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, is deserving of respect. [...] This is necessary in changing the course [of] human rights development in Jamaica."
"This ban provides yet another example of Cambodia's pervasive culture of impunity, and the lengths that the government will go to preserve it."
28 April 2016
27 April 2016
Every year Japan marks the start of spring with the arrival of 'Yellow Sand' from the Asian mainland. The sand hampers visibility and can cause illness and skin problems.
26 April 2016
Strong winds struck Mandalay, Sagaing, and the states of Shan and Chin, while hailstones as big as golf balls rained down on these regions.
25 April 2016
"Flooding the fields before planting really makes this a representative scene of Japan. The call of the Japanese nightingale echoes throughout the valley. I am entranced by the scene."
23 April 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people continue to live in the open in Japan following powerful earthquakes, torrential rains, flooding and landslides.
21 April 2016
"This is just more proof that No Drive Days only make life difficult for people who work."
20 April 2016
17 April 2016
"The people, especially the young people, are trying to save the mangrove. The government lied to us. The destruction they left behind is a disgrace."
8 April 2016
The hashtag #BigasHindiBala (Rice not bullets) trended in the Philippines after police violently dispersed protesting farmers who were demanding food from the government.
3 April 2016
India's infrastructural woes took another hit this past week, when tragedy struck West Bengal, where nearly 26 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in an overpass collapse.