Regular droughts in Mexico’s southernmost state, Chiapas, make it hard for farmers to grow traditional staple crops. Many are turning to dragon fruit, which can adapt to the dry conditions, as a revenue alternative.
As India’s government scrambles to solve New Delhi’s worsening air pollution crisis, some residents find temporary relief from oxygen bars and air purifiers. But those who can’t afford these luxuries have no choice but to endure the toxic air – and its devastating effects on their respiratory systems.
When a breakdown in negotiations left the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas without garbage collection for two weeks in 2019, trash piled up around town and the streets reeked. As the world grapples with waste collection, residents of this city devised a local solution – with sustainable effects to outlast the strike.
Fish farming has become a popular industry in Indian-administered Kashmir, providing a steady livelihood for many – until the fish started to die. To find out why, a local university opened a fish hospital, providing treatment to the fish while determining the cause.
In centuries past, people who live in this mountainous region are rumored to have created their own glaciers as a defense against foreign invaders. Now, artificial glaciers called ice stupas are protecting some farmers from the impacts of climate change.