Environmental Issues
  • 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.

  • A total of 3/4 days of mild winter in the country including last 13 January, the worst affected by the winter are day laborers and common agriculturists and hence they are seen trying to protect themselves from the severity of winter. Burning fire by the side of the road at night.

  • Grottaminarda , Avellino , Italy : January 29, 2024: A group of farmers from the province of Avellino on Monday 29 January 2024 expressed their disagreement with the European Community’s agricultural policy. Peaceful protest through the use of their field tractors with exposed various signs with different writings all in defense of Italian agriculture. At the end of the long assembly all the participants carried out a long peaceful procession through the streets of the city of the Campania region bordering Puglia. Similar demonstrations have spread in the last days of January 2024 in many other parts of Italy from the North to the South of the country. Only motto "We defend our agriculture and our territory ".The increase in the cost of raw…

  • Rivers or water bodies have been integral to the survival of animals including humans since the creation of the earth. But we are constantly polluting this river due to various reasons and lack of awareness. Polluted wastes from factories, household wastes and carcasses of domestic animals are being dumped into the river, thereby polluting the river or water body, posing a threat to the environment and nature, including aquatic life.

  • Volunteers adorned in animal masks will gather at Victoria Memorial, displaying placards that advocate for the choice of compassion over cruelty as a constitutional duty. This event, organized by the 'Mercy For Animals India Foundation,' serves as a prelude to Republic Day.

  • The grassroots unions call for a general strike in transport for 24 hours. Minister Salvini stopped the strike twice, resorting to legal action. Today, workers protested at the Ministry of Transport against very low wages, long hours and no safety.

  • Farmers and breeders protest throughout Italy, blocking highways. The prices of materials are too high and large retailers buy at very low costs. agriculture risks failing

  • The picturesque valley of Kashmir, known for its breathtaking landscapes and snowy winters, is now facing the adverse consequences of climate change. Gulmarg, a popular tourist destination and a haven for winter sports enthusiasts, is currently grappling with a severe dry spell, resulting in a lack of snowfall and posing significant challenges for the local economy and tourism industry. Normally bustling with skiers enjoying training sessions in January, the meadow stands empty and silent this year. The chairlifts and snow-beaters remain idle, unable to operate. Instead of the usual four to six feet of accumulated snow that delighted visitors, only patches of melting snow can be seen. The lack of snowfall not only affects the tourism industry…

  • A major ski resort town in northern India has had to cancel reservations en masse due to the lowest winter snowfall in years, prompting worries of climate change impacting the region. Resorts in Gulmarg, Kashmir, were unable to open their ski slopes as the valleys received the lowest snowfall in seven years, leaving the area with only small patches of snow on the ground.

  • In various parts of Germany, life has been affected due to heavy snowfall since Monday morning.

  • Pilgrims take a holy dip amid dense fog at the confluence of River Ganges during 'Gangasagar Mela' on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti in Kolkata.

  • Demonstration took place in support of Palestine called by the Palestinian community and to ask for a ceasefire in Gaza, the end of the occupation and the release of all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. ​

  • Kolkata Stop cutting tree and save bird,save nature. Protest by schools students and nature lovers on the outskirts of Kolkata.School students join this protest with beautiful poster.The poster and graffiti were make by the students themselves.

  • Commuters seen wearing warm clothes amid fog on a cold winter day in Beawar.

  • Aripal Spring, a freshwater spring is situated 11 kilometres away from the main town Tral, originates from Tarsar Marsar two alpine lakes in Pir Panjal mountains. The spring is acting as the main source of drinking water for many villages within Tral area. During winters, water goes down as compared to summer. Due to the climate change, Aripal Spring run dry this winter. People face with difficult time due to water shortage

  • A resident walks through a pile of rubbish in front of the Bambai. Based on government data, daily waste generation will reach 186,871.68 tons in 2022.

  • People enjoying and visiting the Grampians(Gariwerd) National Park during Christmas holidays in Melbourne Australian on Saturday December 23, 2023. Grampians National Park is part of the Gariwerd Aboriginal cultural landscape. Explore the natural beauty of the Grampians from its world-famous hiking trails. Discover majestic waterfalls, dazzling spring wildflower displays and awe-inspiring mountain panoramas. Cross paths with kangaroos, wallabies, emus and native birds. Heritage-listed for its Aboriginal heritage, animal and plant life, and stunning natural beauty, the Grampians National Park is one of Australia. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press Agency)

  • Fisherman’s unloading their catch at Mahambong fish port after whole night of fishing on the open sea of Pacific Ocean in Sitio Kapihan, Brgy. N. Sering, Soccorro, Bukas Grande Surigao Del Norte on December 17, 2023. Their other catch is will be send in the other island of Cantilan, Surigao Del Sur. The peaceful community of Sitio Kapihan lead by Mr. Jey Rence Buyser Quilairo under on their organization Soccorro Bayanihan Services Inc., which their aims are supporting each other as a big family. Sitio Kapihan is a community of 353 hectares of farm land and fishing ground facing the open sea of Pacific Ocean with more than 5,000 residences.

  • Farmers helping hand to cultivate the farm land of their co-farmer in Sitio Kapihan, Brgy. N. Sering, Soccorro, Bukas Grande Surigao Del Norte. This activities they called it “hungos” which they helping each other on the farm activities without paying or labor of love or they called in Philippines “bayanihan” or volunteerism. The peaceful community of Sitio Kapihan lead by Mr. Jey Rence Buyser Quilairo under on their organization Soccorro Bayanihan Services Inc., which their aims are supporting each other as a big family. Sitio Kapihan is a community of 353 hectares of farm land and fishing ground facing the open sea of Pacific Ocean with more than 5,000 residences.

  • Over the past week, sky many areas in Bangkok's District, are dealing with is PM 2.5, small particulate matter, The Air Quality Data Center of Bangkok (BMA) December 17, 2023 reports the latest PM2.5 measurements between 12:00-14:00, ranging from 23.4 to 65.6 micrograms per cubic meter, Bangkok average 36.9 micrograms per cubic meter to affect health and respiratory systems.

  • The 40th Motor Expo (Thailand International Motor Expo 2023) is held annually. This year, there will be a display of new cars and interesting models from more than 40 brands, between 30 November - 11 December 2023 at Challenger Building 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.

  • Daily life in Kolkata.

  • Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives for press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York on climate crisis following recent travel to Chile and Antarctica. Secretary-General answered questions on upcoming COP28 meeting in Dubai and continued war between Israel and Hamas.

  • Howrah Bridge are seen through dense smog in Kolkata. At 10 am on Wednesday, the AQI (PM2.5) at Victoria Memorial and Fort William was 134 and 109, respectively. Similarly, at Jadavpur and Ballygunge, it was 108 and 104, respectively. The AQI level at Bidhannagar was 109, according to the National Air Quality Index by the Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.

  • Heavy rainfall at last few days around the country and Malwana, outside the capital Colombo are flooded.

  • Ahead of Diwali festival, potters in Jammu and Kashimir have begun making eco-friendly earthen lamps in large numbers. Potter Mohammad Umar told, "We have received an order to make 20 thousand lamps. We started the work 20 days before Diwali. When Diwali comes, we feel very happy, as we get employment."

  • About 5000 people demonstrated in some streets of Rome for the cessation of the bombing of Gaza and for the rights of the Palestinian people, against the war

  • A view of the Partial Lunar Eclipse and brighter full moon, Hunter Moon in city of Melbourne on Sunday October 29,2023. The partial lunar eclipse will coincide with October’s full moon, otherwise known as the hunter’s moon. Lunar eclipses only occur when the moon is completely full, as the sun, Earth and moon need to align just so for the event to happen. Full moons occur when the moon is behind Earth and opposite of the sun — a lunar eclipse also requires this arrangement, but the celestial bodies need to be precisely aligned for the moon to be in Earth’s shadow as it is cast from the sun.

  • A view of the full moon, Hunter Moon in Flinders Street Station at Melbourne on October 28,2023. Hunter's Moon, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac, is the first full moon that occurs after a Harvest Moon, which land around the autumnal equinox. This means either September or October can take on the name "Harvest Moon," and either October or November can be a "Harvest Moon. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press Agency)

  • Aussies people visiting at St. Kilda beach during pleasant weather and Saturday holiday in Melbourne.

  • Patrick Zaki, the Egyptian activist, writer and researcher presented the book Dreams and Illusions of Freedom. My story (The Ship of Theseus) in the rooms of the Hiroshima Mon Amour cultural club in Turin Italy. The presentation inaugurates the series of meetings Waiting for the Fair, organized by the Book Fair which will also be held in the city of Turin in May 2024

  • More than 50,000 people participated on 7/10/2023 in the demonstration called by the CGIL union which took place along some streets of the capital from Piazza della Repubblica to Piazza San Giovanni. Demonstration for work, against precariousness, for peace, for the defense of the Constitution, against differentiated autonomy, which was joined by around 200 associations, from ANPI (National Association of Italian Partisans) to Emergency, from Lega Ambiente to ACLI , to name a few

  • Sri Srila Jagatguru Prabhupada 150th Advent Tithi Celebration 2023 in Dhaka. Srila Prabhupada is the founder of Acharya of the Golden Age. A special position for founder-acharya always. The founding Acharyas of Vaishnavism used to select their disciples by examining their merit and sincerity very strictly. But one of the special qualities of the founding Acharyas was his immense mercy. He accepted all those who joined the movement and gave the same orders to the disciples. Every year in this series the 150th appearance of this world guru Prabhupada is celebrated.

  • People gather around the wreckage after a tree fell on a passenger bus in Colombo. At least five passengers were killed and several others injured when a tree fell into a Sri Lanka Transport Board passenger bus in the capital, Colombo.

  • On the occasion of the global climate strike, activists of Fridays For Future movement in Rome organized a demonstration to protest against the climate changes taking place on planet Earth

  • View of sport field during the grand opening of Gansevoort Peninsula as part of Hudson River Park in New York. Gansevoort Peninsula is the largest addition to Hudson River Park with more than 5.5 acres of green oasis including the first Manhattan public beachfront, sport field and salt water marsh for 20 millions oysters.

  • People in Jabung Village are queuing to get clean water due to the drought that has occurred over the past month. Per day, 15,000 liters of clean water are distributed in the area. In October, Indonesia is predicted to experience the peak of drought due to El-Nino.