Tag: Environmental Justice

Hawaiis Ancient Aquaculture Revival

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Hawaii’s Ancient Aquaculture Revival

In an ocean state that now imports half of its seafood, a determined group of activists is restoring the age-old aquaculture practices of Native Hawaiians.

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Nestlé’s Thirst for Water Splits Small U.S. Town

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Bottled Water Industry Triggers Strong Reactions

Floating store on Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake, home to thousands of dispossessed people. The lake faces numerous threats, including a dam-building boom in China and Laos. Photo by Erica Gies.

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A Giant Lake that Sustains Millions of People Is in Danger

Dams, overfishing, and pollution threaten Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the world’s most productive fisheries.

water tank on Navajo (Dine') land

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The Navajo Are Fighting to Get Their Water Back

A third of tribe members lack clean water while cities thrive on rivers running through reservations. New deals are enabling them to take some of what’s theirs.

In Luang Prabang, Laos, two elephants connect during an elephant caravan that drew locals' attention to the illegal logging that threatens the country’s 900 remaining pachyderms. Photo by Erica Gies.

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Laos’ Elephants Take to the Road to Save Their Forest Home

An elephant caravan draws attention to the illegal logging that threatens the country’s 900 remaining pachyderms.

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Investors Are Grabbing a Japan-Size Chunk of the Developing World for Food and Water

Activists tracking these deals say rich countries are buying up land—93 million acres—and displacing local people and wildlife.

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The Climate Trigger Behind Human Tragedies

Earth’s increasingly volatile weather conditions have been linked to numerous global crises, from terrorism to child marriage.

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First Nations Test the Political Water with Fish Farm Protests

First Nations’ occupations of fish farms are rooted in a deeper conversation about Indigenous land rights.

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Cambodian Activist Wins Goldman Prize for Exposing Illegal Logging

Leng Ouch has risked his life to go undercover and gather evidence of collusion between timber companies and government officials.

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Tribes Use Western and Indigenous Science to Prepare for Climate Change

Northwestern tribes and the University of Washington climate group have joined forces to help protect salmon, roots, trees, and other important resources.

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The Consequences of China’s Booming Demand for Seafood

The country is putting restrictions on its domestic fishing fleet, but its distant water fleet has been growing to compensate.

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Nitrates on Tap

As contamination worsens, an oft-ignored groundwater pollutant is drawing new attention – and solutions.

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Our Drinking Water Systems Are a Disaster. What Can We Do?

In the wake of the Flint crisis, communities turn to innovative technology and financing to prevent the next crisis.

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