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A biotechnology company in Bangladesh has created the country’s first genetically modified crop, which is designed to be resistant to certain pests. Protesters who oppose the genetically modified breed say that introducing this foreign element into the soil in the country will alter the ecological system and forever harm the local crop
Protesters have been clashing with riot police in the southern Chinese city of Maoming. People have been demonstrating in an attempt to stop the construction of a new chemical plant. The local government has been using social media to promote a plant that will make chemicals for plastics and synthetic fibres. Residents fear the plant will harm both the environment and their health.
First published on Nov 28, 2013
In northern Scandinavia, locals are taking on mining giants in a bid to save an ancient environment and way of life.
The eastern Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales are in the grip of the most severe drought ever recorded. Some farmers in Australia are having to shoot their cattle because they cannot afford to feed them.The financial strain caused by the drought is starting to take a toll on farmers’ mental health.
Mongolia’s government is attempting to cut down on pollution caused by the burning of coal and wood by subsidising clean stoves. Mongolia is known as the “Land of Eternal Blue Sky”, but its capital of Ulaanbaatar is one of the most polluted, with 60-70 percent of that pollution coming from the burning of coal and wood.
The American Southwest is being plagued by drought. Climate scientists warn drier-than-normal conditions may be here to stay. In fact, future droughts may be more severe than in the past in Arizona.