Tag: July 2012

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India: Disappearing Elephants

United Nations, July 2012 - India - Its population is exploding and development throughout the country is booming .....but it's coming at a terrible price for India's most beloved creatures - the elephant. Many are pa...

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India: Saving Elephants

United Nations, July 2012 - Train lines running through India's Rajaji National Park are threatening the lives of hundreds of elephants that live there. Now with the support of the Convention on International Trade in...

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Greenland: The Lookout For Nuclear Explosions

United Nations, July 2012 - At a remote outpost in Qaanaaq, northern Greenland, one operator runs an infrasound station year round which detects atomic activity. It's part of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test- Ban Treaty...

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Mali: Shea Tree Empowers Women

United Nations, July 2012 - For centuries the shea tree and the butter produced from its fruits have been vital for the rural communities in Mali, a country facing extreme poverty in the midst of drought and internal ...

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Brazil: Coal to Crops

United Nations, July 2012 - The North-East of Brazil is the most densely populated semi-arid region in the world. Little rainfall and cyclic droughts have forced people to resort to illegal charcoal production, stripp...