Stories about Environment
17 July 2015
Science writer Sophia Schweitzer looks at a landmark court decision ordering the Dutch government to act faster to protect its citizens against the harmful effects of climate change.
14 July 2015
Open defecation leads to harassment among adolescent girls and women, and the country's discriminatory caste system means "the untouchables" are made to clean up waste in some areas.
A near-nationwide power outage hit Zambia earlier this year, leading to drastic cutbacks in the country's electricity supply. A new "load-shedding" scheme is now testing consumers and employers alike.
13 July 2015
The red panda’s breeding season starts from mid-June, but the shy creature is easily scared by noises. Red pandas are listed as an endangered species.
9 July 2015
8 July 2015
As Typhoon Season Approaches, Families Displaced Last Year Still Await Permanent Shelter in the Philippines
"To lose my children is hard enough. All I wish now is that the government takes care of the shelter so I can start over again."
3 July 2015
Many Ghanaians have accused the government of failing to make good on its promise to help Old Fadama residents whose businesses and houses were destroyed.
1 July 2015
"Once they found out that you were a resident of Jinshan, they took you away. The Internet was blocked. The minute that photos were uploaded, they disappeared."
29 June 2015
"...all of humanity needs to stand united in addressing the crisis of our times. Climate change is an issue for everyone with a moral conscience.”
24 June 2015
23 June 2015
Conservationists believe that the information gathered from the collar will be crucial to conserving the endangered big cats, which roam Nepal's Himalayas.
22 June 2015
21 June 2015
The beginning of Monsoon season is something to celebrate but flooding causes major disruptions to people's day-to-day lives.
18 June 2015
The First Mesoamerican Community Film and Radio Festival began on June 10 in Oaxaca and will continue on to various countries in the region from later in June.
17 June 2015
The newly revised laws are meant to curb dangerous behaviour, such as riding through stop signs, failing to yield to pedestrians, and riding while drunk or holding an umbrella.
15 June 2015
"They have taken away yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, red, and turned them into brown and white. They have destroyed Sulukule."
Many Taiwanese wish to reduce the risks of nuclear power, but if President Ma's administration represses their voices instead of listening, the problems of nuclear waste could be deadlocked.
13 June 2015
The return of El Nino in 2015 is causing wild weather in Japan, including heavy rains that have so far driven more than 30,000 people from their homes.
12 June 2015
Remarks by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott that wind farms are visually awful and noisy have brought a swift response on social media.