Stories about Environment from May, 2016
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Defenders
This week, we take you to Cambodia, Syria, Tajikistan, The Gambia and Colombia.
Environmental Crisis Makes Protesters of Chilean Fisherman on Chiloé Island
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.
How El Niño Is Affecting the Upland Areas of Myanmar
"The lake near our village dried up two months ago. Last year, we were able to use water from there until March."
A New Dam in Portugal Is About to Destroy Parts of a World Heritage Wine Region
Opponents warn the dam will cause an ecological disaster, destroying rare ecosystems and farmlands important to the wine industry.
This New Data Set Is Poised to Revolutionize Climate Adaptation
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.
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.
‘Not One More’ Network Calls for Protection of Grassroots Environmentalists in Cambodia
"Protecting our environment is the most important job anyone could take on, it shouldn’t be one of the most dangerous."