Latin America

Peru flood crisis renders tens of thousands homeless

At least 100,000 people have been rendered homeless by the heavy flooding in Peru, in the country's worst rainy season since 1925. Many Peruvians are now helping out at rescue centres around the capital.

US & Canada

Bumblebees added to US endangered species list

Bumblebees, common to the central and eastern United States, are now formally listed as an endangered species. It's a first for the US, where it's estimated the honey bee population has halved since the 1950s.


UN: Millions on verge of famine in Somalia

The United Nations has warned that millions of Somalis are on the verge of famine due to a severe drought. It says $825m in urgent funding is needed in order to avert disaster.

Latin America

Activists raise alarm on toxic fish farming in Chile

Greenpeace is warning of an environmental disaster in Chile. It says the mass production of salmon and overuse of antibiotics in fish farms is to blame.


Mongolia races to preserve two-humped camels

The two-humped Bactrian camel helped people settle and adapt to life in the Gobi desert of Mongolia, but their numbers have rapidly decreased in the past few decades.


Thousands displaced after Lagos police raze slum

Thousands of people have been made homeless in Nigeria after security forces used bullets, tear gas and bulldozers to push them out of a waterfront slum.


How to tackle the challenges posed by e-waste

We want to have a creative mind, a critical eye, and a helping hand if we are to find solutions to e-waste challenges.

by Eric Williams


Mongolia's reindeer herders defend their way of life

In northern Mongolia, an ethnic group of reindeer herders and rangers face mutual distrust in protecting the same land.


Indonesian tribes rally for land rights

Fearing extinction, tribes in Indonesia call on the government to protect their land rights.


Etna eruption sends rocks and lava flying, injures 10

Magma flowing into snow causes a violent explosion that sends stones and rocks flying into the sky above Sicily.

Latin America

Peru floods: Military rescues stranded villagers

Rising flood waters in Peru have killed at least 48 people and destroyed thousands of homes. The government is pledging $250m for the rebuilding efforts.


New Zealand river is the world's first 'legal person'

Under legislation passed, the Whanganui river has been formally declared a living entity.


Rare wild antelope facing extinction in Mongolia

A rare species of wild antelope in Mongolia is facing extinction because of a highly contagious disease. Almost 4,000 saiga have already died and scientists expect the total to reach 10,000 within the next two months.

Latin America

Mexico City hit hard by water shortages

More than two million people have been affected by water shortages across Mexico's capital.


Ethiopia landslide: More than 60 killed at rubbish dump

The death toll from a massive landslide at a rubbish dump in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa over the weekend has risen to at least 60, as rescuers continue to pick through the wreckage.