• Who is killing our environmentalists?

    In 2015, reported killings of environmentalists globally reached a record high. By then, the figure was 185 killings across 16 selected countries in total. Nevertheless, 2016 claimed more lives traded-off for environmental justice than ever. With each headline attracting international attention, the scope of research broadened, covering 25 countries...
  • Snow Leopard - Marwell Wildlife | by big-ashb

    Why is the mountain ghost disappearing?

    Scientists estimate there are only between 3,920 and 6,390 snow leopards left in the wild. Why are the Mountain Ghosts disappearing? And what's being done about it?...
  • Goldmine in my backyard? Colombian community says no

    When the residents of a small town of Tolima department in Colombia, decided to vote whether they wanted a mega gold mining project in their backyard, first it did not mean much to the AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), a multinational company famous for its mega-projects. After a decade-long exploration phase,...
  • Lack of planning in refugee camps is damaging the environment

    How lack of planning in refugee camps damages the environment

    The number of refugees and persons of concern in the world by the end of 2015 was 65.3 million. Currently host to over 800,000 refugees, Uganda is home to one of the largest refugee camps in the world, Bidi bidi refugee camp. Located in northern Uganda, the camp was...
  • The anti-canal movement has a woman’s face in Nicaragua

    In June 2013, the current Nicaraguan government handed over the concession of the inter-oceanic canal to the International Hong-Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. (HKND Group). The Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega granted the concession for construction and exclusive management of the inter-oceanic canal to HKND Group for a period...
  • Edible Insects may be the next new superfood trend

    Way past quinoa: bugs can be the next new superfood trend

    Maybe next time, you should think twice before you whack those annoying insects with a newspaper. According to scientists, those miniature creatures could be the solution for food crises all around the world. Are we running out of food? The 2017 Global report on the Food Crises stated that...
  • Rethinking our economic model

    Ever wondered what happens when you throw something away? Unfortunately, our waste is not always recycled or treated. Our trash in so many cases, goes directly to the landfill and to the ocean affecting the whole planet and interfering in every ecosystem. People, animals and the environment everywhere are...
  • Can planting trees bring social change to Tunisia

    Green hope

    Tunisia is, after Jordan, the second country in the Mediterranean area to be most affected by drought and dryness. Not only is it the smallest country in the Maghreb, it is also the one with the least reliable water resources. Aware of this problem and with the intention of...
  • Bolivia’s water wars

    In the current reality, water is a privilege. Today, more than one billion people live in water-scarce regions. According to a recent World Bank report, because of climate change, rising consumption, and growing populations, up to 3.5 billion people could face water scarcity by 2025. Bolivia has become one...
  • The most beautiful street in the world

    Anyone who flies over Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil, cannot overlook what seems to be a “green river” across one of the most traditional districts of the city below. That “green river” is in fact a short, picturesque street fully...
  • Who made your clothes?

    1138 people losing their life in one factory in Bangladesh was the tip of the horrific iceberg that is the supply-chain of fast-fashion. The clothes we buy have gone on a long journey before they hit store shelves, passing through the hands of cotton farmers, spinners, weavers, dyers, and...
  • Deforesting deforestation

    Beginning with the construction of the Transamazon Highway in 1970s, the deforestation of Brazil’s Amazonia has become a significant global issue, not only because of the biodiversity loss and ecological disruption, but also because of the extensive amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released from burned forests and the loss...
  • A futile endevour

    As someone utters the word “sustainability”, what image does it conjure? Is it the vibrant glow of the sustainable development goals beaming with ambition from the website of the UN? Is it a serene, stability-radiating photo of the planet Earth from space? Regardless the powers of your imagination, these...
  • How corruption is destroying the environment

    It is a paradox that living in a globalized world, at a time when we are permanently connected, information is available immediately, and people travel more frequently and further distances, we live our lives in an individualistic manner. It is as if our everyday choices of what we consume...
  • Climate secrets from the past

    Trees contain some of nature’s most accurate evidence of the past climatic conditions. Andrew Ellicott Douglass, a former professor at the University of Arizona teaching astronomy, discovered that trees are sensitive to local climate conditions, such as rain and temperature. Andrew made this discovery in his quest to further...
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