Haiti's calamitous earthquake a decade ago leveled much of the capital, killed tens of thousands and left some 1.5 million people homeless. Velina Charlier was 29 years old at the time. In the years since, Charlier has become an anti-corruption activist and petrochallenger. She spoke with The World's Carol Hills about the decade since the devastating earthquake.
Koala's are one of Australia's most threatened species despite the fact that they are an icon of Australian tourism. Kevin Markwell, a Professor in Tourism at Southern Cross University, explains what the future could hold for koalas after Australia's deadly fire season.
The University of Sydney ecologist Chris Dickman stunned people recently with his estimate that 480 million animals have been injured or killed in Australia's bushfires. A few weeks later, the fires have spread even farther, and he's updated the impact to include 1 billion animals.
Directly linking climate change with aggression and mass migration risks dehumanizing those vulnerable to environmental stresses, and casts their attempts to escape a problem caused by mainly rich nations as a security threat. It promotes fear and isolation, rather than compassion and assistance.
Tens of thousands of holiday makers fled seaside towns on Australia's east coast on Thursday as bushfires approached, and military ships and helicopters began rescuing thousands more trapped by the blazes.
Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia's east coast Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government readied naval vessels and military helicopters to aid firefighting and evacuations.
A century of fire suppression has turned much of the West into a tinderbox. Prescribed fire could help bring nature back into balance, but it’s currently far more common in the Southeastern US than in the West, where it’s sorely needed.