Every time I'm on a bus inching its way along Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait, on a shore road often so packed with traffic that it's faster to walk than ride, I ask myself the same thing: Why the heck doesn't the city run ferry services on this route?
With few legal or political avenues open to fight environmentally damaging mining, four Mongolian activists took drastic action earlier this fall: They opened fire with hunting rifles on gold-mining equipment owned by two foreign firms.
For a species of bird found only in the forests of North America and so symbolic of a U.S. holiday, the humble turkey sure has an oddly Eurasian name -- but have you ever stopped to consider why? Well, it turns out that the
Environmentalists marched in Istanbul to demand solutions to climate change (L) while members of Greenpeace (R) face jail time for protesting plans to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant. Photos: 350.org (L), Greenpeace Akdeniz
Turkish environmentalists cheered when a protection board thwarted the construction of 22 dams planned for the Black Sea province of Rize. The decision, though, drew the ire of top government officials -- including the country's environment minister.