Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters take to the hills to form flashlight-carrying human chains during the Mid-Autumn Festival, a day when families traditionally gather to gaze at the moon and eat mooncakes while children swing colorful lanterns.
Southeast Asia has suffered for years from annual bouts of smoke caused by slash-and-burn clearances of forests for farms and palm oil plantation land, raising worries about public health and the impact on tourism.
Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon rainforest and advocating for the rural poor.
Their situation highlights the problem of policing the vast Amazon, where this year loggers, cattle ranchers, and farmers have been accused of triggering a sharp rise in fires and deforestation.
Dwyer and other nuns have recorded 18 deaths of local subsi