Holi festival, the most anticipated festival in India, marks the beginning of spring.
A two-part Hindu celebration that is synchronized with the moon and held shortly after lunar new year, it divides into the nightly ritual of purification, the Holika Dahan and the daytime carnivalesque fete, Rangwali Holi.
The population most affected by the coming water shortage in Cape Town will be its poorest.
Mostly black and coloured (or mixed-race) South Africans living in squalor settlements outside of the city, already receive poor water, if any at all. Now they dread the coming scarcity as they fear that they will be blocked from the natural resource.
Extreme drought conditions in Cape Town accelerate emergency plans by city officials preparing for a severe water shortage.
With less than three months of clean water in reservoirs of the Western Cape Region, Cape Town, the second-largest South African city, is headed to becoming the first major city to run completely out of usable water.
After Christmas, thousands of trees sit curbside by its former owners without a destination, but the dumpster.
Now, good wood finds its home along the marshes of Louisiana to deal with the region’s severe coastal erosion. And the plan works.
The red tape of bureaucracy is one of many setbacks making Houston’s cleanup recovery, a slow and arduous process.
Still in the city, there are mounds of debris that need to be hauled. But after its hauling, the question of where to place the toxic trash is another unsolved issue.
Working to curb gentrification, Newark’s City Council adopted inclusionary zoning ordinance mandating new projects with 30 or more residential units to set aside 20% affordable housing.
The city’s mayor, Ras Baraka has been pushing for more inclusionary policies from developers transforming the city with commercial and residential property that the average long-time resident cannot pay.