Maldives turns Island to dump yard, Tree-men refuse to come down trees, Malays protest refinery

In a word with you, Adventure, Human Rights, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Nature and Environment on May 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Two guys who live up Tress now say they are sick of the maddening crowds and wont come down

Maldives turns Island to dump yard

Maldives ‘trashing’ an island

AlJazeeraEnglish | May 14, 2011 | 578 views

In a bid to battle a growing waste problem, The Maldives has been dumping almost all of its rubbish on a single one of its some 1,200 islands.

Thilafushi island has turned into a dump, and environmental activists say the bad practices adopted there are causing contaminants to seep into the country’s once pristine sea water, and then into the food chain.

Al Jazeera’s Steve Chao reports from Thilafushi Island, The Maldives.

Two tree dwellers maintain their perch in Brazil

AlJazeeraEnglish | May 13, 2011 | 1,047 views

Two men who’ve spent years living in trees next to a highway in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have been ordered to leave, but they say it’s more peaceful than a shelter and safer than the streets.

Malaysians fear impact of ‘rare earths’ refinery

AlJazeeraEnglish | May 12, 2011 | 1,814 views
Residents of a coastal town in Malaysia are concerned about a new refinery being built in the area.

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