Authorities in an Indian Himalayan town have stopped construction activities and started moving hundreds of people to temporary shelters after a temple collapsed and cracks appeared in over 600 houses because of sinking of land, officials said Saturday.
Excessive use of chemical fertilizers is causing soil health degradation in Bangladesh, putting the country’s food security at risk
In January, officials ordered Xiang Jiang Mining to cease operations. Nine months on, the mine is still open and residents are still protesting.
La deforestación en el estado Amazonas se ha intensificado en los últimos cinco años, pues la pequeña minería ilegal al sur del río Orinoco ha cobrado más fuerza, desde que se oficializó la Zona de Desarrollo Estratégico Nacional “Arco Minero del Orinoco”, un decreto con el que se entregaron concesiones mineras a empresas nacionales y extranjeras, para la explotación de bauxita, cobre, diamante
In the first part of a monthly series, CNA looks at the threat of desertification in Mongolia.
Seventy percent of land in Mongolia has succumbed to desertification. The land has also come under relentless pressure from overgrazing by 60 million head of livestock and extractive industries like mining.
The UNCCD is looking for a consultant to support efforts to integrate land tenure into the implementation of land degradation neutrality and land restoration initiatives.
Different marginalized population groups like women, refugees, pastoralists and IPLC will be at the center of the discussion.
While the introduction to the framework acknowledges the urgency in climate science, it fails to recognise that we are living through climate extremes and their deleterious impacts. Moreover, the document does not mention upfront that we are one of 10 climate hotspots in the world, with a doubling in our average temperatures compared with the global average.
For almost three decades the ANC government failed to address the legacies of apartheid. We certainly do not expect it to rise to the challenge of ensuring a deep and transformative just transition, informed by climate justice.
There are too many animals for the available water supply in the Gobi desert region. The situation worsens each year.
Main photo: Bolortuya Bekh-Ochir, right, and Jargalsuren Tungalagzaya fill a trough with water for a herd of goats in Mongolia's Gobi desert region (URANCHIMEG TSOGKHUU, GPJ MONGOLIA)