There are wider, less obvious dangers, which are threatening both the tiger and the islanders. Erosion and siltation are clogging the rivers, leading to growing salinity of the area's soils as the flow of freshwater is reduced - a problem compounded by rising sea levels as the effects of climate change kick in.
Happiness means the quality of life as each person experiences it. This is a key outcome in itself and is an important measure of success for any country, regardless of the level of economic development. It tells us whether people are leading lives they find satisfying and fulfilling.
The United Nations' Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is urging the Peruvian government to 'suspend immediately' plans to expand the country's biggest gas project.
The hunter-gatherer foods that people on the paleo diet reclaim as 'good' foods largely consists of fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, eggs. fungi and nuts - things that, hypothetically, pre-agricultural communities lived on. This means the exclusion of grains, potatoes, legumes, sugar and dairy, or anything else that has to be farmed.
People may have thought we were just having a laugh but our games night at the London Science Museum was a winner for the environment. More than 100 people turned up to play a variety of family favourites including eco bingo, giant human sized eco snakes and ladders, and a food footprint game.
Or the accidental fracktivists It's always the case. That karmic force of coincidence* which means you learn the most obscure word in the Engl...
Judith Harry says that women are not supposed to be leaders, or at least that's what people think. She is a groundnut farmer in Mchinji, Malawi, and a single mother raising her teenage daughter and two teenage orphans.
The board is eyeing up other industries - with pilots underway in clean water technology, new concepts for retail, and sustainable homes. And it's also probing new markets, beginning with the US...
In Africa, a solar revolution with different motivation is underway. Whereas in Europe, solar is part of the renewable energy mix that will help wean the European Union off CO2, in Africa, many people have not heard about climate change and a similar impetus does not exist for tackling fossil fuel dependency. In Africa a more urgent desire exists simply to 'develop'.
Someone nowhere probably didn't say this, although everyone thinks it was Einstein: "If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live". A rogue, probably inaccurate quote. So why bother using it? Because it's likely to be a bit accurate too. In short: bees are dying. And we should be worried.
The Welsh poet Susan Richardson was teaching a course on 'Intrepid Women Travellers' at Cardiff University when a reference to a Norse woman named Gudrid piqued her curiosity.
I feel very strongly that all of this is a result of unconscious choices, not asking the questions. If you go back 100 years, eating animal produce was a luxury and you knew where your meat came from.
This is one argument that simply won't go away. Environmental researchers writing in the Science journal want the trade in rhino horn to be legalised, by selling shavings harvested from the horns of live rhinos in the hope that poachers won't just hack their faces off instead.
At a time when we desperately need children to be environmentally educated, their understanding of biodiversity is being outsourced to digital media. To deprive them of the innocence of outdoor play is to jeopardise the fragile future of our environment.
It turns out that mud can tell stories. Hidden in that sticky matrix of clay, silt, sand, and organic goo are clues to the past. Those clues provide valuable information to scientists like myself.
Women are leading the way on green spending habits. An EMAP survey found them 12% more likely than men to buy environmentally friendly products and services, and 10% more likely to pay attention to what companies said about their environmental impact.