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· March, 2006

Stories about Environment from March, 2006

Images from Argentina: Perito Moreno Glacier

“Glacier Perito Moreno with Mountain, Argentina” by Tyuzo. Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier has been in the international news lately as it takes stage during the unfolding drama that is global...

Czech Republic: Making Brno Cleaner

Jesse of Bored in Brno writes about the city authorities’ somewhat irrational attempts to make the city cleaner and shares his own ideas.

Czech Republic: Flood Updates

Douglas Arellanes posts regular updates from the Czech Republic's “flood front.”

Belarus: Ignore What Seems Like a New “Gas War”

VW at TOL's Belarus Blog advises on how to react to what seems like the beginning of a new “gas war,” this time between Russia and Belarus: “Simply pay no...

China: trans-Asian oil pipeline

Regarding an oil pipeline planned to link Russia and China, with a branch extending through Pakistan into India, the Our Silk Road blogger suggests the old Silk Road could very...

Morocco: Moroccan Saffron – As precious as gold dust

Know anything about Moroccan saffron? Several hundred hectares of flowers grown on light chalky hillsides at an altitude of between 1200 and 2000 metres (4000 – 6500 feet). Each September...

Power – from youth to the sun – in Nigerian blogs this week

Musings from Nigerian Bloggers this Week

Mexico: 4th World Water Forum

World News A La Mexicana sums up the 4th World Water Forum, which took place last week in Mexico City.

Armenia: Deforestation

Onnik Krikorian reports on deforestation in Armenia and efforts to protect the country's treest. He also posts photos of people planting trees in Ijevan and Gosh.

Turkmenistan: Trans-Caspian Pipeline

Peter of neweurasia looks at the reasons behind the widespread support for a Trans-Caspian gas pipeline to carry natural gas from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan and points beyond.

Brazil: UN's Convention on Biodiversity

Kat says on Cuaderno Latinoamericano that Curitiba was chosen as host city of UN's Convention on Biodiversity “because it is one of the most environmentally conscious cities in Brazil.”

Trinidad & Tobago: No smelter

Elspeth Duncan summarises the commentary on the aluminium smelter being planned for a community in south Trinidad and the protests about it and posts some photos from Sunday's march at...

Mongolia: Traffic

…yuu bna? writes about Ulaanbaatar's traffic problems.

Caribbean: Books for birders

“It's many years now–I might even say decades–since I've considered myself a real birder, and I stopped keeping a lifelist ages ago, but birds continue to have a special fascination...

South Korea: general strike

Joshua from The Korea Liberator examines the relevant labor issues leading up to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions’ general strike planned for next week.

DRC: Counting the animals

Kim Gjerstad who works in the DRC “saving animals and trees” explains how animals are counted..Our teams that cumulate 30 people split themselves in small groups and walk “transects” (straight...

Japan: Sumoto River recovers

Justin at Cosmic Buddha sees the first signs of life—maybe carp, maybe mullet—on the Sumoto River since a disastrous typhoon two years ago.

Vietnam: The Rest of the Country

Virtual Doug tries to grasp how Việt Nam’s rapid economic growth is affecting its countryside, where 80% of its people live.

Belize: An oil producer?

Melody reports that oil has been discovered in commercial quantities in Belize. Her report also quotes the measured and practical responses of government spokespersons to the discovery.

Africa: We Can't Blame Everything on the West

Le Pangolin writes (FR): “So long as we fail to entertain critiques of our destructive ways, we will always be dominated by the West. Imagine for a moment all Africans...

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