After 50 derailed train cars in the U.S. Midwestern state of Ohio caused an explosive fire that led to the release of toxic fumes into the air, workers argue corporate cost-cutting was the culprit. Peoples Dispatch reports.
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.