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Stories about Environment

23 June 2014

Stop Using Growth as an Excuse to Pollute, African Activists Say

The impact of 2014 World Environment Day on Africa: The need for growth on the continent does not absolve nations from protecting the earth, African advocates say.

18 June 2014

9 Quietly Profound Photos From Kyrgyzstan That Foreshadow Central Asia's Water Wars

By 2030, nearly half the world’s population will inhabit areas of “high water stress."

13 June 2014

Fighting for the Human Right to Water in Mexico City

Access to water is a fundamental right in Mexico and several initiatives are being discussed to ensure that right.

6 June 2014

Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level: The Caribbean on World Environment Day

In the future, Caribbean islands could theoretically be a thing of the past unless the world starts to take climate change seriously. Regional bloggers speak out on World Environment Day.

5 June 2014

It's a Risky Business, But Russians Are Fighting For Their Environment

Despite of risks ranging from physical violence to legal prosecution, Russians are engaging in environmental activism in numbers—and with a level of sophistication—never seen before.

2 June 2014

It Never Rains in Central Asia, But When it Does, it Pours

May 30-31 saw flash floods and wild winds come to Central Asia, exposing the region's creaking Soviet-era infrastructure and causing the tragic death of a man in Kyrgyzstan.

27 May 2014

Jamaica Blog Day: Environment or Development?

Development at the expense of the environment is a hot topic as Jamaica tries to find ways to ensure economic viability...but must it be an either/or proposition?

22 May 2014

GV Face: People Powered Flood Relief in Serbia

GV Face

This week we talk to friends in Serbia involved in relief efforts. What are next steps for citizens and government? And why is social media under threat?

21 May 2014

‘Trash Selfies’ for a Clean Tunisia

Tunisia social media users are posting "trash selfies" to denounce the piling up of trash in the country's streets.

19 May 2014

Climate Warriors of the Island Nation of Kiribati

During my time as a climate activist, Kiribati has always been used as an example of a low-lying Pacific Island country grappling with the effects of climate change.

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