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Glimpses of Hope as Dominica Rebuilds After Hurricane Maria

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:42:45 +0000

"You will see the drastic difference in how the landscape changed after the storm [...] I’m planning future timelapse films, to hopefully showcase the return of our lush, green landscapes."


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With a Little Help From Humans, the Caribbean's Birds Are Attempting a Post-Hurricane Comeback

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:49:27 +0000

Wildlife suffers from the effects of natural disasters too, and after the tough 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, conservationists across the Caribbean are helping bird populations to be resilient.


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As the MENA Region Heats Up, UN Climate Change Talks are Under Pressure

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:28:40 +0000

"The Arab region is currently suffering from drought, which is only the beginning of the consequences of climate change. Discussions should take into account the communities most affected."


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Albanian Activists Hold Two-Day Protest Against the Building of Hydropower Plants in Valbona National Park

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:49:03 +0000

There are three hydropower plants under construction, and eight more are being considered by the Ministry of Energy in the pristine natural heritage areas across Albania.


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Toxic Smog in New Delhi Leaves Residents Coughing and Demanding Action

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:44:10 +0000

“I have been coughing for over a month, and it is only [recently] I realized that it’s because of the pollution. But no one is doing anything about it.”


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Activist Faces Imprisonment For His Book Criticizing The Indian River Inter-Linking Project

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 01:10:15 +0000

"Sedition case for writing against river linking! This is a most financially, socially, environmentally disastrous idea."


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The Portuguese People Want Justice for Victims of Fires That Ravaged Their Country This Year

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:06:17 +0000

According to the European Forest Fire Information System, around 500,000 hectares of forest have burned in 2017 alone – an area roughly twice the size the district of Lisbon.


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In Trinidad & Tobago, It's No ‘Small Thing’ How People Rallied After Flooding

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 23:09:35 +0000

While most people had "no words" to describe the damage caused by days of flooding, the deputy head of the country's disaster agency called the situation "a small thing".


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The Latest Threat to Beleaguered Environmental Activists in Honduras Comes from the Law

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:27:42 +0000

Protesters have long been victims of extrajudicial assassinations and arbitrary incarcerations. Now they have simply been criminalized.


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Ukrainian Wikipedia Awards National Winners of ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:18:25 +0000

The Ukrainian part of the global competition featured 356 participants, some 15,000 photos and over 1,860 natural heritage subjects.


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Climate Change Is Claiming Aspen Groves—and the History of Basque Immigrants in the US

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:00:10 +0000

Basque sheep herders left their mark in remote forests across the American West across nearly a century. Now their words are being lost to climate change.


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The World’s First ‘EleFriendly Bus’ Curtails Human-Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:01:14 +0000

The human-elephant conflict has reduced by 80% since the Elefriendly Bus started running. In the first seven months, the number of conflicts fell from 83 to 21.


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Malaysian Artist Paints ‘Mother Gaia’ to Call for Environmental Protection and Women’s Rights

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:50:11 +0000

"In the Mother GAIA series, breastfeeding is symbolic of how mother earth provides for us, feeds and sustains us."


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To Fight Against Smog, China Bans Coal in 28 Cities

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 04:26:01 +0000

Could a ban on coal help improve China's pollution problem? Or could the hastiness of its implementation backfire?


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Farmers in India's Rajasthan Sit Neck-Deep in Mud to Protest Forceful Land Acquisition

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 01:22:05 +0000

"These #farmers are not begging for favors or asking for alms, they are demanding what is their genuine right."


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