Winners of Goldman Environmental 2017 Prize Announced
For the past 27 years, the San Francisco-based Goldman Environmental Foundation has awarded annual prizes to grassroots activists.
The $170,000 awards are given each year to six individuals - one from each of the world's six geographic regions.
Philippines shuts down mining operations
The environment agency in the Philippines has cancelled at least 70 large-scale mining contracts. The government says it is stepping up its campaign to stop extraction in what it describes as 'critical areas' in the south of the country.
Hong Kong tackles rubbish crisis
Hong Kong produces around 3,380 tonnes of food waste per day, but landfill space is fast running out. To tackle the problem, the government is building an incinerator and an organic waste plant.
Sri Lanka authorities struggling to move rubbish dump
A mountain of rubbish that collapsed in Sri Lanka, killing more than 30 people, could be on the move again. Experts say the Colombo dump remains unstable, but authorities are struggling to find somewhere to put it.