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The Black Sea in Peril: The Echoes of War Ripple Beyond Borders

  • Armed conflict
  • Environment
  • Politics

NOVAYA KAKHOVKA – In June 2023 the Russian military targeted Ukraine's Nova Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, triggering an ecocide that strained the ecological resilience of the region. The polluted water added to the Black Sea's ongoing environmental degradation because of negligence and weak policies in the region.

Black sea war damage

The Lives of Italy’s Rose Sellers Are Anything but Romantic

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

ROME / DHAKA - Of the many cases chronicling the exploitation of South Asian migrant workers in Italy, none is perhaps more visible yet underreported than the plight of rose sellers – a common sight in busy tourist destinations like Rome, Milan or Turin.

Europe's Seas in Danger

  • Environment
  • Fishing industry

EDINBURGH - Europe’s marine environment faces a plethora of severe threats. What are the key species in decline, and which interest groups are lobbying against marine protection laws? This investigation looks into Europe’s interconnected marine systems, and how they can be preserved.

An Unrosy Affair: How Europe’s Love for Flowers Is Exacerbating Climate Change in Kenya

  • Environment
  • Exploitation

NAIVASHA - Many of the beautiful bouquets sold across European markets have a devastating environmental and human cost. In Kenya, a supplier of 40% of the European cut flower market, the floriculture industry faces accusations of having a calamitous effect on water sources, of chemical use leading to disease, and of widespread abuses of farm workers, 70% of whom are women. 

The unbreathable air of the Western Balkans

  • Environment

SKOPJE /TIRANA /PRISTINA – The levels of pollution in the capitals of the republics in the Western Balkans are extremely high. The investigation looks at the causes of this situation as well as the health problems that air pollution leads to.

Timber thugs

  • Environment
  • Industry

BRUSSELS / ACCRA – The EU wanted to prevent further deforestation around the world with a new regulation on supply chains in the timber trade. But in Ghana it has the opposite effect.

Timber thugs Ghana

Local Spanish Media Against Climate Disinformation

  • Environment
  • Journalism & Media

In January 2023 Maldita.es brought together 20 journalists from across Spain for a two-day training program for journalists to equip them with practical tools to fight climate-related mis-/disinformation.

The hidden threat: Asbestos fibres in our drinking water

  • Environment
  • Healthcare

EUROPE – Asbestos is now banned in 69 countries, but it is still found in our drinking water. Water pipes are made of asbestos cement release fibres that can be lethal when inhaled. Experts have warned about this problem for decades, but the issue persists. 

Toxic gold - French Guiana's Illegal Mines

  • Environment
  • Industry

PARAMARIBO - The dream of gold is driving tens of thousands of Brazilians into the rainforest on the EU border between Suriname and French Guiana. They leave behind contaminated rivers and shattered illusions. Almost no one wins.

Suriname French Guyana gold mines

Five Countries' Implementation of EU Citizen Energy Directives

  • Energy
  • Environment

EU — It is now four years since the EU's Clean Energy for All Europeans package had been adopted. How much progress has been made since then on the national levels? This project looks at Croatia, Germany, Poland, Greece, and Bulgaria.