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HONG KONG (Reuters) - From syringes and television sets strewn on its beaches to brimming landfills, Hong Kong is struggling to keep pace with a growing waste problem in one of the world's most densely populated cities.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In a city best known for fashionable beaches and world-class surf, bathers at one local watering hole take pride in the exact opposite – the no-fuss atmosphere of a giant, artificial pond.
PUTRAJAYA: Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria would like the Federal Constitution amended to expressly include a right to a clean and healthy environment.
XIENG KHOUANG, Laos (Reuters) - Yianyang Bounxieng remembers playing with bombs as a child growing up in Xieng Khouang, a verdant and mountainous province of Laos, and the area most heavily bombed by U.S. Air Force planes during the war in neighbouring Vietnam.
PACARAIMA, Brazil (Reuters) - Government employee Jose Lara this month used some vacation days to take a long scenic bus ride through the verdant plateaus and sweeping savannas of southern Venezuela, but the trip was anything but a holiday.
KHON KAEN, Thailand (Reuters) - In Thailand's rural heartland, supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra say they will focus on winning an election next year, even though they would have to govern on military terms if they win.
LA FRIA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Mariangel Caceres' teachers, whose salaries do not buy enough food to live on, stopped showing up for classes early this year.
MASHIKI: When powerful -- and shallow -- twin earthquakes struck southern Japan barely 24 hours apart, the verdant hills that gracefully dominate the landscape turned into deadly cascades of mud.