Environmental Issues
  • Officers on a boat collect plastic waste from the Citarum River which is highly polluted due to the accumulation of plastic waste in Batujajar, West Bandung Regency. The Citarum River in Batujajar has started to be polluted since June 7 2024, based on data from the West Java Province Environment and Hygiene Service. It is estimated that more than 100 tons of plastic waste pollutes the Citarum Batujajar river which is 3 kilometers and 60 meters long.

  • Animal rights activists from the 'Our Planet. Theirs Too.' community gathered in front of the iconic Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, India, to commemorate the Indian National Animal Rights Day (NARD), which is observed on the first Sunday in June. During the event, activists displayed dead chickens and holding placards to highlight the rights of all animals and raise awareness about their cause.

  • Indian side of Kashmir is known for its beauty all around the world. Among the other places in the valley, “haajin” which lies in Budgam area of Srinagar Kashmir, has its own beauty. Haajin is a forest area which has a meadow in between. People, mostly shepherds trek uphill and spend time in mud houses.

  • Dozens of activists who are members of the Mobile Youth Alliance (Ombak) and the West Java Environmental Forum (WALHI JABAR) hold placards and banners on the Pasupati Flyover during a World Environment Day in Bandung. The action is a campaign against the increasingly severe condition of environmental damage in Indonesia, especially in West Java. They also demand that the government make environmental policies that are fair and sustainable.

  • BIMBIMBICI event promoted by FIAB (Federazione Italiana Ambiente e Bicicletta) to promote active mobility and spread the use of bicycles.

  • Turin, Italy Roberto Salis, father of Ilaria Salis, the Italian woman who risks up to 24 years in prison in Hungary, speaks at the event organized by the Alleanza Verdi Sinistra

  • Cyclone Remal effects in Kolkata. Public transport were disrupted.

  • Storm clouds gather in the sky of Kolkata due to Cyclone Remal.

  • People drink cold water to face a severe heatwave that has gripped Delhi, May 20, 2024, and several other parts of north India, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing a ‘red alert’ warning. A ‘red alert’ is issued when extreme weather conditions are a "high health concern" for vulnerable people, including infants, the elderly and those with chronic diseases. Photo by Sondeep Shankar/Pacific Press

  • Kashmir valley is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and is particularly famous Dal Lake, which mirrors the majestic snow-capped mountain peaks that surround it. The whole region offers fascinating attractions like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Mughal gardens.

  • Bikaner District collector Namrata Vrishni fills a pot with water for birds during hot summer day in Bikaner .

  • It is deeply concerning to hear about the irresponsible actions of the industrial area in Aglar Shopian near Mega fruit mandi, South Kashmir's Shopian District. The improper disposal of rotten apples into river Rambi nalla not only pollutes the water bodies but also poses serious health risks to the community, leading to diseases like Hepatitis C. The negligence of the cold stores in addressing this issue is unacceptable, as it directly impacts the well-being of the people in the adjacent areas. As we approach Environment Day, it is crucial for the government to take immediate action and hold these industries accountable for their harmful practices. Environmental conservation and public health should be top priorities, and it is imperative…

  • People enjoying during autumn season at Bright, Huggins lookout, Mount Hotham some 400km from Melbourne. Bright was known as a winter destination and the Autumn Festival was an effort to attract visitors at a quiet period. Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. At the 2021 census, Bright had a population of 2,620. It is located in the Alpine Shire local government area.

  • The Sixth Installment of the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo 2024, marks the beginning of a new era in road transportation as the spotlight is on Environmental, Social and Governance.

  • That's great to hear that the government is taking action to address the issue of waste dumping in Rambiara Nallah. My photographs are playing a crucial role in raising awareness and putting pressure on the authorities to take necessary steps to protect our environment. My work is capturing and sharing these important images that are making a difference in our community. Garbage dumping in Rambiara Rivulet near IGC Lassipora threatens irrigation and public health in South Kashmir. #ProtectOurWater #CleanEnvironment" Garbage dumping in the Rambiara Rivulet near the Industrial Growth Centre in Lassipora poses a significant threat to both irrigation systems and public health in the Pulwama and Shopian districts of South Kashmir. This crucial rivulet…

  • Summer in Kolkata, India

  • Garbage dumping in Rambiara Rivulet near IGC Lassipora threatens irrigation and public health in South Kashmir. #ProtectOurWater #CleanEnvironment" Garbage dumping in the Rambiara Rivulet near the Industrial Growth Centre in Lassipora poses a significant threat to both irrigation systems and public health in the Pulwama and Shopian districts of South Kashmir. This crucial rivulet plays a vital role in irrigating vast swathes of land and serves as a source of drinking water for numerous villages. It is imperative that the local administration address this pressing issue with urgency and take necessary measures to restore the health and functionality of the rivulet to ensure the well-being of the communities it serves.

  • Heat wave in Kolkata, India

  • A boat carrying a group of people has capsized in a river in Indian-administered Kashmir, drowning six of them, The boat capsized in the Jhelum River near Srinagar, the region’s main city, on Monday.Most of the passengers were children on their way to school, and rescuers were searching for the missing.Around 15 people, several children among them, are missing after the accident,” a local official told the news agency on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media. Heavy rains fell over the Himalayan region in the past few days, leading to higher water levels in the river.

  • People gather at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn in New York City during a partial solar eclipse on April 08, 2024 in New York City.

  • Environment is being ignored in one development project after another in Chittagong. One development after another is being designed in Chittagong by destroying the environment. Hundreds of hundred-year-old trees are being cut down at Tigerpass for the construction of Chittagong Elevated Expressway ramp. Trees on the beautiful road from Tigerpass to Kadmatoli town have been marked for felling. Chittagong Development Authority said that these trees will be cut before the construction of the main infrastructure of the ramp after the soil test. Earlier in 2021, an initiative was taken to build a hospital in CRB, a place surrounded by natural beauty and greenery. But the civil society protested against it. In the face of protests from the civil…

  • Water level has receded in Rambiara rivulet in South Kashmir's twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian decreasing accessibility to irrigational water for farming community in these areas. Each day hundreds of truck loads of minerals are extracted from the Rambiara stream.

  • Union Minister of State (I/C) for Law & Justice Arjun Ram Meghwal , Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Tarachand Saraswat , BJP leader Mahaveer Ranka and volunteers participate in the ''Ahimsa Run for Peace and Non Violence'' under the aegis of Jeeto Bikaner in Bikaner

  • Following the conclusion of the Ganga Mela festivities at Sarsaiya Ghat, members of a dedicated voluntary organization took to the banks of the Ganges to engage in a crucial cleanup effort. Armed with determination and eco-friendly bags, these volunteers diligently embarked on the task of plogging, meticulously removing plastics and various foreign objects that had accumulated on the riverbed. The initiative, which has become a routine practice, forms a vital component of the Namami Gange program. This program, integral to the broader Ganga River Basin Project, is committed to the rejuvenation and purification of the sacred Ganges river. Amidst the picturesque backdrop of Sarsaiya Ghat, where devotees had gathered to partake in the religious…

  • Rever launches the New BYD ATTO 3 Extended Model Year 2024, Offering unbeatable deals for the BYD ATTO 3 Model year 2024 at the 45th Bangkok International Motor Show .

  • Deforestation and encroachment in Yarwan forest in Keller block of in South Kashmir's Shopian district.

  • Appearance of one of the last winter sunrises on Monday, March 18, 2024, on Xcalacoco beach, in Playa del Carmen, in the municipality of Solidaridad, in Quintana Roo (Mexico). Xcalacoco is a beach in the state of Quintana Roo (southern Mexico), it is a coastal area quite isolated from the most commercial and tourist area of the region. Its name in the Mayan language means 'twin coconuts'. Xcalacoco beach it has managed to recertify itself with the distinctive 'Blue flag'. To achieve this certificate it is necessary to overcome more than 30 requirements established in the protocols. Some of them are: having access, bathrooms, showers, information modules, warehouses and security. Xcalacoco beach is located on the north coast of Playa del Carmen,…

  • A stunning view of the full moon in Melbourne, Australian.

  • People light candles to participate in the Earth Hour event in Bandung. Earth Hour is the largest environmental movement in the world. In 2024, this movement will enter its 18th year, The Earth Hour celebration which takes place within one hour in March is synonymous with turning off the lights. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), turning off the lights is a symbolic way to raise awareness about climate change.

  • The unmitigated and unregulated use of toxic pesticides persists today. Data from the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare shows about 60,000 tonnes of chemical pesticides were used annually between 2017-18 and 2021-22. Farmers are waging a multi-pronged war, forced to contend with new pests and diseases. For them, spraying more pesticides is a measure taken to “avoid the risk” of losing the crop. The European Commission sounded an alarm. The import of turmeric powder from India into the EU territories posed a ‘serious’ risk, it said. The notification came after residues of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide banned in several countries, were found in a sample tested in Germany. Chlorpyrifos was banned after scientific evidence found that…

  • Due to the impact of El Niño, Sitio Ibayo, San Mateo Rizal, is currently experiencing water shortages and drying of soil. (Photo: Edd Castro/ Pacific Press Agency)

  • Hundreds of protesters garrison the Israeli embassy to denounce the murder of the Palestinian people. Thousands died, half of them children. Today the worst enemy, besides bombs, is hunger and disease. Israel is accused of preventing humanitarian aid

  • Sunrise scenery at Sitio Bakal, Brgy. Bagong Silangan, Quezon City

  • The boy is digging in the dry rice field in Sitio Bakal, Brgy. Bagong Silangan and chances to find water in the current drought amid the El Niño phenomenon.

  • As part of the commemoration of National Science Day 2024 on February 28th, the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata organizes a Popular Science Lecture on February 27th, 2024, at the BITM premises. The event includes an interactive session titled 'Save Bees – Save our Biodiversity' with Dr. Saikat Kumar Basu, Executive Research Director at PFS, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The session features a workshop on bee conservation, education, and awareness for 260 children.

  • Next Thursday, February 29, the five giant panda bears from the Madrid Zoo Aquarium will leave the city for China, their country of origin. In the image, you can see a member of this family who arrived in the capital 17 years ago as part of a technical cooperation project between China and Spain on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium, in Madrid (Spain). The return of the five giant panda bears to China marks the end of their time in Madrid, a place where another pair of these animals will come in the coming months. The mayor of Madrid, Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida, together with the Chinese ambassador, Yao Jing, and the CEO of Parques Unidos, Pascal Ferracci, held a farewell event for the breeding pair, Hua Zui Ba and Bing…

  • Half a thousand tractors and at least 100 buses arrived in Madrid to join the farmers' protests that are now two weeks old. Coming from several cities in the interior of the country, hundreds of farmers with their respective tractors arrived in the Spanish capital with the intention of standing in front of the Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in Madrid (Spain). The unrest in the Spanish countryside, which for weeks has materialized with 'tractors raids' in the vast majority of Spanish cities, has reached Madrid. This Wednesday, at least 500 tractors, distributed in five columns and accompanied by about a hundred buses full of farmers, arrived in the capital with the aim of demonstrating in front of the Ministry of Agriculture.…

  • Half a thousand tractors arrived this Wednesday in the center of the capital and at 6:00 p.m. they began to leave for their towns of origin after a protest in which 4,000 attendees participated, as reported by the Delegation of the Government in Madrid. Coming from several cities in the interior of the country, hundreds of farmers with their respective tractors left the Spanish capital after standing in front of the Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in Madrid (Spain). The unrest in the Spanish countryside, which for weeks has materialized with 'tractors raids' in the vast majority of Spanish cities, has reached Madrid. This Wednesday, at least 500 tractors, distributed in five columns and accompanied by about a hundred…

  • The Nalban Waterbody, a crucial part of the East Kolkata Wetlands, Ramsar site in India, has dried up completely, raising concerns about the health of the ecosystem and the livelihoods of local communities. Fishing in the Nalban, a shallow "bheri" (lake), has been a tradition for generations, providing sustenance for many families in the region. However, this year, the waterbody has been devoid of water for an extended period, raising questions about the impact on fish populations and the wider ecosystem.

  • Beekeepers from all over Greece flooded the Syntagma square in Athens, claiming the vindication of the sector's demands. The demonstrators set up beehives in front of the parliament and with banners and slogans they demand solutions to the problems that "bring" beekeeping to its knees. The protestors had ask to put a stop to Greekization by separating imported from Greek honeys.They were also demanding interventions to reduce production costs, tax-free oil and a modification of the fire-fighting provision that prohibits the entry of beekeepers into the forests.

  • Athens, capital of Greece found itself in a rural cordon with dozens of tractors flooding the Syntagma square, outside the parliament, for the rural rally, which ended around 20:45. An estimated of 6,500 to 7,000 farmers and over 200 tractors participated in the rally. The participation exceeded the expectations of the farmers. The main demands of the farmers, were tax-free agricultural oil, cheap agricultural electricity, the suppression of Greekization of products, the subsidy for the purchase of fertilizers, animal feed and agricultural supplies, as well as the revision of the Common Agricultural Policy.

  • The remnants resulting from the immersion of idols are contributing to the pollution of the Ganges in Kolkata.

  • Farmers plant seed potatoes in an agricultural land at a village in Budgam district, Jammu and Kashmir.

  • The debris from recent Saraswati idol immersion is causing pollution of the Ganges.

  • Despite its urban surroundings of multistory houses and bustling bazaars, Santragachi Jheel is a haven for migratory birds this winter, its surface mostly covered by water hyacinth. Among the diverse avian visitors, Lesser Whistling Ducks stand out as the dominant species, accompanied by various smaller varieties. The juxtaposition of urban life and natural beauty captivates birdwatchers, who flock to witness this unique phenomenon. Efforts are underway to preserve this delicate ecosystem amidst urbanization, ensuring Santragachi Jheel remains a sanctuary for migratory birds amidst the bustling cityscape.

  • Demonstration farmers in Acerra in the province of Naples.

  • Ber field day and technology interaction among farmers- Scientists, entrepreneurs, students and AICRP-AZF partners at ICAR-CIAH, Bikaner.

  • On the morning of February 04 in Avellino , farmers from various municipalities in the province of Avellino with their tractors went to the headquarters of the Offices of the Campania Region ,to demonstrate their disappointment against the European Community’s agricultural policies. A meeting with local authorities to express their opposition to what Italy and Europe is about to apply as agricultural policies. From 22 January 2024 throughout Italy there are protests from farmers who with their tractors have pushed to make their voice of disappointment heard. Raw materials too expensive, profit margins increasingly reduced, obligations on the management of land to cultivate and obligations to implement an increasingly ecological agriculture.…

  • Weather across the Kashmir valley has improved after receiving fresh snowfall following prolonged dry weather. Officials said the flight operations at Srinagar Airport and road traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway that were hit by the snowfall on Sunday were restored on Monday.

  • Daily life on the outskirts of Kolkata, India.