World Heritage sites under climate siege

The watery fields of vibrant green dotted with lotus pink provide a contrast to the paddy fields in the rural commune of My Hoa in southern Vietnam. For the communities surrounding the iconic lotus lakes, the flower is a gift that keeps on giving.

25 September 2018

Too young to be a mother

Every year, an estimated 21 million girls between the ages of 15 and 19 years, as well as two million girls under the age of 15, become pregnant in developing countries.

21 September 2018

Dozens buried in Philippine landslide

Philippine rescuers searched desperately for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut, which also left a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and saw millions evacuated in southern China.

18 September 2018

The threat of overfishing

The issue of overfishing is the greatest threat to ocean ecosystems today. Overfishing occurs when fish are netted at a more rapid rate than they can reproduce.

17 September 2018

Japan’s whaling comeback blocked

Japan's determined bid to return to commercial whale hunting was rejected by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Friday in a tense vote that left the 72-year old organization at a crossroads.

16 September 2018

Philippines braces for super typhoon

The Philippines raised its storm alert on Friday and warned of major destruction, hours before Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) was due to make landfall with fierce winds and drenching rains.

15 September 2018