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· June, 2006

Stories about Environment from June, 2006

North Korea: Art and nature

“Unlike a lot of North Korean ‘Juche Art’ which tends to give kitsch a bad name, writes the Kotaji blogger of the same name in ‘Art and nature in North...

South Africa: Sanitation woes

African Houseit on South Africa's sanitaton woes.…”South Africa's underfunded, badly managed sewage works in many towns are “ticking timebombs” that could lead to outbreaks of waterborne diseases, while drinking water...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Standing at the edge of the abyss close to Kyrgyzstan's Pik Lenin, let's not waste any time to present you the highlights from two weeks of online conversation from Central...

Barbados: Enforcing environmental laws

Forget about the police and employ specialists to enforce environmental laws, suggests Barbados Free Press.

Reunion: Fruits and Vegetables

Reunion Passion posts (Fr) pictures of fruits and vegetables of La Reunion as well as shots of underwater Indean Ocean animals.

Turkmenistan: Shutting off the Gas

Peter of neweurasia notes that Turkmenistan is threatening to shut off natural gas shipments to Russia in September after failing to reach a price agreement.

Romania: Recycling

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes about recycling in Romania, something that, at first, doesn't seem to exist.

Lesotho: Damn Dams

Sotho publishes a commentary on “Damn Dams”…..”Two of the project’s five proposed dams, the recently completed 182-metre Katse Dam (the tallest in Africa) and the proposed 145-metre Mohale Dam, have...

Trinidad & Tobago: Weathering unpreparedness

Jeremy Taylor writes about the confusion that ensued in Trinidad on Wednesday over reports that a tropical wave was crossing the country. “Hardly anyone is prepared for serious wind or...

Global Food Blog Report #22

#1: Klephblog, no doubt over-caffeinated,  writes "How Coffee changed the Modern World," a great essay about this fruit of the Gods: This wondrous plant is a native of the new...

Hungary: Lake Balaton Fish Bandits

Pestiside.hu writes about illegal large-scale fishing on Lake Balaton: “Despite the audacity of the poachers, who left 25 kilometers of nets behind last year, the criminals are largely untouchable, with...

Ukraine: Trip to Chernobyl

MoldovAnn posts an account of her trip to the the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: “…wild land, more or less untouched by humans for the past 20 years. […] It was breathtaking,...

Ukraine: Coalition and Gas Agreement

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the newly-formed coalition and one of the most important issues facing it: re-negitiation of gas agreements with Russia and Turkmenistan.

Haiti: Why Jacmel Should Be a Cruise Destination

Collectif Haiti de Provence explores the how and the why of turning the city of Jacmel, Haiti into a cruise destination. Says the blog (Fr): “Jacmel has what cruisegoers need:...

Ukraine: Oil Stocks; Gas Situation

Wu Wei writes about the gas situation and implementation of “an EU system of oil stocks” in Ukraine.

Latest in French-Speaking African and Indian Ocean Blogs

PAN-AFRICAN Homosexuality in Africa Not a Myth France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem reflects on a homophobic movement in Cameroon that sees homosexuality as a suspect new “religion” and concludes: Evidence...

Ukraine: Football and Politics

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine writes about Ukraine's World Cup victory over Saudi Arabia – and a no less important event: the “re-formation” of the “orange coalition.”

Madagascar: Which Sector to Develop Economy

Madagascar Croissance asks (Fr): “Which sector will develop the country's economy?” and, after a comparison with nearby Mauritius, concludes: “The best solution is the development of entrepreneurship in the countryside.”

Pakistan: Wind turbines in Germany

Rezwan writes about wind energy generation in Germany and explores the benefits.

Polynesia: Sand Samples

Blog a Sables posts (Fr) photos of the sands of famous French polynesian beaches, including a shot of the sand on Marlon Brando's beach in Tetiaroa. The palette is impressive...

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