Tribal people and farmers take part in a prayer ritual believed to bring rain, outside the Hindu Lord Shiva temple in Ranchi

Let the Rain Fall

by: The WILD

Rajesh Kumar/Reuters Farmers and locals of Ranchi, India pray for rains to come in a ritual outside of the Hindu Lord Shiva temple. The India Meteorological Department has warned of yet another late arrival of […]

Tags: Drought, Hinduism, Lord Shiva, photography, Picture of the day, Rain, Rajesh Kumar, Reuters, The Wild Magazine
Monsoon season in Mumbai

Monsoon Season, Mumbai

by: Blaine Skrainka

Girgaum Chowpatty beach in Mumbai (Ahmad Masood/Reuters) Nearing the midpoint of India’s Monsoon season that runs from from June to September, lack of precipitation has farmers and global futures markets worried. It is too soon […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Climate Dots, Drought, Economics, India, Monsoon, Monsoon Season, Mumbai, Photogrpahy, The Wild Magazine


by: Blaine Skrainka

AVAAZ.org is compiling a petition to voice concern over the response to the crisis in Somalia. Currently, a geopolitical quagmire hangs over the heads of Western leaders. © Brendan Bannon/MSF “More than 2000 people are […]

Tags: AVAAZ.org, Blaine Skrainka, Climate Change, Drought, Environment, Support Somalia, The Horn of Africa, The Wild Magazine, world
Arctic Melt


by: Blaine Skrainka

News coverage has been completely overwhelmed during the month of July over the synthetic debt ceiling crisis, yielding little time for coverage of other stories. For the environmentally conscious WILD community, we want to highlight […]

Tags: Arctic, Birth Defects, Blaine Skrainka, Cancer, Climate Change Update, Climate Skeptics, Conservatives, DDT, Debt Ceiling Crisis, Drought, East Africa, Environment, Horn of Africa, Pestacides, Politics, Somalia, Tea Party, The Wild Magazine, world
bono, k'naan and somali minnesotans


by: Blaine Skrainka

On Saturday night, humanitarian advocates and global superstars teamed up raise awareness for the ongoing crisis in Somalia. Bono, of U2, invited Somali native K’Naan to the stage to perform a stirring rendition of Ben […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Bono, Drought, East Africa, Horn of Africa, Humanitarian Crisis, K'Naan, music, ONE, Somalia, Stand By Me, The Wild Magazine, United Nations, War, world
Drought in Somalia


by: Blaine Skrainka

The Horn of Africa on the continent’s east coast is experiencing the worst drought in more than 60 years.  Climate scientists believe that the extreme weather patterns are a direct result of human carbon emissions. […]

Tags: Africa, Blaine Skrainka, Climate Change, Daphne Wysham, Djibouti, Drought, Environment, Ethiopia, Famine, Horn of Africa, Kenya, Piracy, Somalia, The Epicenter of Climate Change, The Wild Magazine, world
Maasai Child with Cow


by: The WILD

We in North America have been griping about (or in some cases celebrating) the effects of climate change since the notion came into popular consciousness several years ago. An inconvenient onslaught of snowstorms, a flurry […]

Tags: Africa, Climate Change, Drought, Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough, Kenya, Kyoto Protocol, Maasai, Tanzania, world, Zeno Goldsmith