Across the developing world, mass migration and population rise is pushing people to the margins of urban centers. In Navotas Cemetery, Manila, Philippines, 2000 families live with the dead, many of them even bearing their children in the crypt.
For the past eight months Chilean high school students have shut down classrooms, organized massive street protests and refused to go to school. Watch this Al Jazeera report about Latin America’s most unequal education system and what young people there are doing to fight back.
Chico Mendes, Ken Sarowiwa, Dian Fossey, Joan Root, P.D. Majhi and Amit Jethwa, are just a handful of the thousands of environmental activists murdered for defending the planet. As another year approaches, be reminded of the majesty of the earth that inspired them, and also let it inspire you.