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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Protecting native bee populations in Mexico
Apart from the value of the country's sizeable honey industry, many Mexican organisations are also recognizing how crucial bees are in the balance of an ecosystem.
List of world’s natural heritage spots grows
This year, International Year of Biodiversity, the World Heritage List gains six new sites where flora and fauna flourishes.
Biodiversity, the world’s economic backbone
World leaders must get their priorities straight or risk global economic upheaval that will be caused by something most of us fail to consider, says a new report.
Colours of water: Bangladesh’s leather tanneries
In the Hazaribagh district, lack of options traps workers and residents in a toxic industry that is harming their health and killing Dhaka’s main river.
Should ecocide be deemed a crime against peace?
A new campaign calls on the UN to recognise ‘ecocide’ as a crime against peace but one expert has doubts.
Finding a place to feed: Kyrgyz shepherds suffer pasture loss
Kyrgyz shepherds in the Tian Shan Mountains are challenged as climate and degradation alter their land and lives.
What happened here, at the Salton Sea?
This photo-essay begs the question: Is there a bearable margin of ecosystem wreckage inherent to feeding and powering the world?
Land has breath: respecting nature in Altai
Russia’s Altai Republic is home to rich indigenous culture that has respected and protected the natural environment for generations.
Apples have feelings too
Japanese organic farmer Akinori Kimura grows pesticide and fertilizer-free apples in a weedy ecosystem that relies on natural soil ecology.
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