Many Zambians rely on charcoal for a living. Yet charcoal production in Zambia drives high rates of deforestation. With help from Catholic Relief Services, a group of Zambian youth is campaigning against charcoal.
"The entire community is underwater and my people are in dire need of serious interventions with relief materials," says one local leader. "But unfortunately, it seems as though the government doesn't care about us."
In rallying students at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice to take on the global challenge of climate change, environmental activist Bill McKibben wasn't just speaking to them. He was also addressing their elders.
New air quality sensors, a collaboration of a multifaith coalition and local scientists, are tracking harmful pollutants in the city where predominantly Black neighborhoods are disproportionately exposed.
Kenya's Subukia National Shrine, said to have healing waters, has been losing its splendor in the face of massive deforestation that has wildlife disappearing and climate change that is drying up its springs.