Human Rights & Public Liberties

Human Rights & Public Liberties

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Published on: 13 Jan, 2021

Climate & Environment

Fukushima 10th-anniversary

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami triggered the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl at Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi plant, 220km north-east of ..

Published on: 11 March, 2021

UK/COAL MINE/ENVIRONMENT

The PPCA Summit is billed as the year’s largest global gathering on coal power phase-out.

Published on: 2 March, 2021

MARTINIQUE/ENVIRONMENT

Chlordecone was used for two decades on the Caribbean island and its neighbour Guadaloupe – even after being banned on the French mainland.

Published on: 28 February, 2021

In preparation for future droughts, some farmers in Zimbabwe are setting up seed banks in rural communities to store drought-resistant seeds. In lean years they ..

Published on: 28 February, 2021

INDONESIA/FARMS FLOOD

Farmers and environmental groups say the floods are getting worse because of land degradation. River normalisation projects have been delayed. They also blame a cement ..

Published on: 23 February, 2021

WWF REPORT ON FRESHWATER FISHERIES

The wealth of freshwater species is essential to the health of the world’s rivers, lakes, and wetlands – and supports societies and economies across the ..

Published on: 23 February, 2021

UK/FARMERS

The National Farmers’ Union hosts its first post-Brexit annual online conference. Boris Johnson delivers a video message on the opening day.

Published on: 23 February, 2021

Climate Adaptation Summit

The summit comes after UN Secretary-General Guterres has called for more ambition, more money, and more concrete plans to deal with the impact of global ..

Published on: 25 January, 2021

Madagascar, drought and hunger

76 million is urgently needed to help over one million people in southern Madagascar facing potentially life-threatening shortages of food, water, and health care, the ..

Published on: 19 January, 2021

Farm fires/ India

Every autumn, thousands of farm fires in northern India cause air pollution to rise to toxic levels.

Published on: 18 January, 2021

Forest loss

Analysis by WWF found that just 29 sites across South America, Africa, and South East Asia were responsible for more than half of the global ..

Published on: 13 January, 2021

3- Environment/ Bangladesh

The hunger for sand is now impacting rivers and putting farmlands at risk in north-central Bangladesh, threatening the livelihood of local farmers.

Published on: 7 January, 2021