Smoke caused by forest fires and peatland destruction, is covering about 80% of Sumatra, Indonesia. And it seems like no matter how far you try to escape, the smoke follows.
My wife and daughter should be at our home in Pekanbaru, Riau on the east of Sumatra right now. It’s been more than a month since we moved, or rather escaped to my parent’s house in West Sumatra. But like a dark cloud over my head I’ve since discovered that wherever I go, smoke follows.
Trees and ferns line the Bairaman river and surrounding forest in West Pomio district.
This Sunday people
from more than 60 countries celebrate World Rivers Day by taking part in various activities like festivals, river clean ups and habitat restoration to increase public
awareness about the many values of rivers and the threats they face.
Posted by Kumi Naidoo — 21 September 2015 at 11:58am
I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the history of Apartheid South Africa.
Posted by Claire Donner — 3 September 2015 at 10:01am
Yesterday, 64 activists, Emma Thompson and First Nations activists and artist Audrey Siegl were outside Shell's London HQ with Aurora, the giant polar bear puppet, to protest Shell's Artcic oil drilling. You can find out more at www.savethearctic.org/ArcticRoar.
Posted by Richard Casson — 25 August 2015 at 6:51pm
Have you ever wanted to show your opposition to fracking by putting up a poster in your window at home? Or need some tips on explaining the risks of fracking to a friend? The resources on this page will help you get started. Click the links below to download each one, or you can share other useful links in the comments section below.
On a quiet Tuesday morning in August, as Shell's Goliath-like London headquarters was waking up and getting ready for another day of climate heisting and destructive oil drilling, the building and the workers in it were startled by a strange yet haunting sound, more familiar to the Scottish highlands than downtown London.