If we try, nature is very resilient, biodiversity will gradually return and ecosystems will slowly gain back their balance – that is if we act in time.

via Nature is Resilient but We Need to Act Now — Conservation in a click

Synevyr National Nature Park in Ukraine is suffering, like many other protected areas, under the increasing pressure of visitors. Single-use plastic ends up in the rivers, people dump full garbage bags in the UNESCO World Heritage forest, and visitors are doing their toilet-business behind trees. Local villages still lack a proper waste management system too. […]

via We want to clean Synevyr National Park — European Wilderness Society

These abandoned communities are seriously hazardous Dangerously unfit for human habitation, a number of settlements around the world remain strictly off-limits, ranging from once-thriving cities contaminated with radiation to desolate villages riddled with asbestos, anthrax and explosives. Grab your hazmat suit and let’s take a tour of 10 of the world’s most toxic towns.

via Toxic towns you still can’t live in — Journal of public opinions

Warsaw, Poland – According to experts, Poland risks a serious water crisis in the coming years as hundreds of rivers are drying up little by little in the country. With climate change, more frequent droughts and only brief and often violent rainstorms, the situation is reaching a critical threshold. “I can’t remember water levels being […]

via Poland could face ‘serious water crisis’ in coming years as rivers dry up — Kafkadesk