Category: Environment

Bangladesh is not a ‘climate shithole’

In a January 19 article about the impacts of climate change in Bangladesh, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof describes a coastal island on the verge of disappearance and farmers forced to “marry off” their underage daughters as a result of losses linked to sea level …

China honors its promise to protect nature

CHINA HONORS ITS PROMISE TO PROTECT NATURE The country is planning to build a national parks system to promote ecological harmony, as Liu Wei and Li Mengxin report from Changchun for Xinhua Features. As a conservationist, 27-year-old Wang Chunli knows what a rewarding yet bumpy ride …

All the wild horses are extinct

All the world’s wild horses have gone extinct, according to a study Thursday that unexpectedly rewrites the horse family tree based on a new DNA analysis of their ancestry. What most people thought were the last remaining wild horses on Earth — known as Przewalski’s horses …

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

A vast new marine protected area has been created in the Indian Ocean around the Seychelle islands, the government announced Thursday. The 210,000-square-kilometre (81,000-square-mile) zone — an area equivalent to nearly half of the Black Sea — is intended to protect both the sea and the …