A Canadian mining company has appeared to move forward on exploring mining possibilities in Colombia's biodiverse Putumayo department, raising questions about the progressive government of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez, who won power by promising environmental protection. Natalia Torres Garzon reports. Photos by Antonio Cascio.
For the first time in Brazilian history, representatives from Indigenous communities have been placed in positions of power. They told Natalia Torres Garzon respecting Indigenous territory is essential to protecting the environment. This comes after thousands of acres of Indigenous lands were seized during the term of former President Jair Bolsonaro.
Over the last 14 years, Sicily has reported more than half of Italy's wooden (and non-wooden) burned area. Throughout the world, fires have intensified over the last 20 years, with more than 1 billion acres—or 11 percent—of tree cover lost. This not only affects biodiversity and human settlements close by. The greenhouse gasses emitted exacerbate the current climate crisis. Natalia Torres Garzon reports. Photography by Antonio Cascio.
More than 1,700 people have been killed in floods that continue to submerge parts of Pakistan. Amid this crisis, activists are demanding debt cancellation and climate reparations, reports Tanupriya Singh for Peoples Dispatch.
Environmental activists and researchers say fossil-fuel lobbyists being granted access to policymaking processes poses the threat of slowing down climate action, Sandipan Talukdar reports for Peoples Dispatch.
Lagos, Nigeria, is positioned to become West Africa’s economic hub for the 21st century. But boundless economic and physical growth at the expense of protective wetlands puts the entire city at risk of climate disaster. Ope Adetayo reports for the Sinking Cities Project launched by Unbias the News.