Brazil's quilombos face eucalyptus giant in land war

"They stole our forests and our water. We took our medicine from the forest. Now, they put police and dogs at our door."


Scientists link dementia risk to living near busy roads

Study suggests air pollutants that can get into the brain via the bloodstream can lead to neurological problems.

People & Power

India: The Burning City

We investigate how an underground fire that has been burning for 100 years has led to one of India's largest land grabs.

Poverty & Development

Volunteerism: A prerequisite for Africa's progress

The continent's future lies in the hands of the youth who can successfully harness agriculture and clean energy.

by Richard Munang
- Robert Mgendi


Dam leaves Crimea population in chronic water shortage

The North Crimean Canal, once provided 85 percent of Crimea's drinking and irrigation water.


'There is no help': 10,000 homeless after DRC floods

Residents express frustration over the handling of the disaster that killed dozens and destroyed entire villages.


China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

Pledge, seen as potential "game changer" for African elephants, comes as country faces pressure to curb the trade.


Last-ditch IVF bid to save white rhino from extinction

The world's three last rhinos live in Kenya's Ol Pejeta conservancy and just one of them, ageing Sudan, is male.

Human Rights

Shuar tribe face government in Amazon mining protests

Ecuador's Shuar say mining project in Cordillera del Condor threatens their livelihood and encroaches upon their land.


Sudanese miners risk health for gold

Miners in rural Sudan use mercury and cyanide to separate gold, which leads to health issues.

Wild Animals

Cheetahs heading towards extinction as habitat shrinks

Scientists say an estimated 7,100 cheetahs remain in the wild with poaching one of the largest threats.


Typhoon Nock-Ten kills four people in the Philippines

Powerful typhoon passes over Manila after forcing more than 200,000 to spend Christmas Day in evacuation centres.


Google launches public toilet locator in Delhi

Initiative pinpoints more than 5,000 toilets as part of government's nationwide campaign against open defecation.


Donald Trump's cabinet bodes ill for the planet

The president-elect's appointments make it clear that we cannot rely on the government to protect the planet.

by Lauren Carasik


US and Canada prevent oil drilling in Arctic waters

Obama made the move under an obscure provision of a 1953 law with no way for future presidents to roll it back.