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· September, 2006

Stories about Environment from September, 2006

Guyane: Cruelty to Iguanas

29 September 2006

Cafe Creole is upset (Fr) that people are eating iguana stews in French Guiana and posts a picture of live iguanas destined to end on someone's plate. The author goes on to explain that while consumption of wild animals was understandable in the past, modern access to alternative sources of...

Serbian Blog Roundup

29 September 2006

A house at the Golija Mountain – by Bogdan Cirovic At English section of Serbiancafe discussion board, Toshiba blogs out: Village of Rudno at Golija mountain is at altitude of 1200 meters. You would need four hours from Belgrade to get here by car. Beauties of one region are not...

Africa: renewable technologies

28 September 2006

Africa Unchained writes, “Karekezi, S…surveys (PDF) the dissemination of renewable technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa…and attempts to evaluate the potential for these technologies to meet the energy needs of Africa’s poor…“

India: Agriculture and the Government

26 September 2006

Recursive Hypocrisy on what really ails Agriculture in India. “To start with, there simply isn't any real investment in technology or innovation in this area. Farm credits, crop insurance and support prices are only measures to help those in misery. What about solutions that result in yields which would make...

Reunion: Tsunami Predictions

26 September 2006

Dijoux.Re writes (Fr): “Scientific experts gathered on our island for a seminar on natural disasters. According to them, Reunion is not immune to the possibility of a devastating tsunami with gigantic 100 meter waves. After chikungunya, let's hope that this theory will not scare even more tourists away.”

Africa: dumping site for toxic waste

25 September 2006

Grandiose Parlor asks whether Africa is a dumping site for global toxic waste: “The use of Africa as a dumping site for hazardous waste from industrialized nations is old news. The issue resurfaced again some weeks ago in Ivory Coast.”

Guyane: Lunar Eclipse

25 September 2006

Cafe Creole posts (Fr) pictures of Friday's lunar eclipse as seen from French Guiana as well as shots of the eclipse watchers who flooded the beaches.

Syrian Blogsphere in a Week

24 September 2006

To kick off this week, Ghalia welcomes the holy month of Ramadan in her special way, with another beautiful shot of her camera… “Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur-an, as a guide to mankind, also Clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong)…”...

India: Farmers killing themselves

21 September 2006

Even as success stories roll off from India, many farmers in the country are committing suicide. Kamla Bhatt has more. “his is the India that is seldom spoken about, but in recent years has got lot of press coverage because of the abject poverty and debt that many farmers find...

Senegal: I Have an (Energy) Dream

21 September 2006

In the middle of a blackout, Senegal-based Chroniques de Ndoumbelane dreams up (Fr) all sorts of innovative ways to solve the country's energy crisis including government-provided solar panels and monthly electricity bills for investment in the country's solar power infrastructure rather than for consumed electricity.

Bermuda: Government blog requests feedback

21 September 2006

The Bermuda government's Charting Our Course: Sustaining Bermuda blog, which is dedicated to discussing the draft Sustainable Development Strategy for the country, publishes a critique put forward by a panellist at a public meeting, with a request for feedback.

Bermuda: Save the Gardens blog

21 September 2006

A newly launched Bermudian blog called Save the Gardens is dedicated to helping block a goverment decision to build a hospital on the site of the botanical gardens in Hamilton, Bermuda's capital city.

Hungary: Critical Mass Bike Ride Cancelled

20 September 2006

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes that this year's Critical Mass bike ride has been cancelled in Budapest because of the riots: “Understandably, the organisers have now decided it prudent not to have thousands of cyclists on the streets stretching police resources at the present time; I...

Pope, American Embassy and Others

18 September 2006

This week was an extremely busy week for all Syrian bloggers, notably Political Blogs had to make a number of updates, since the political atmosphere in syria was swirling with possibilities and different analysis of the aftermath of the latest attack on the US Embassy in Damascus, and the successful...

Bermuda: Hurricane lessons

15 September 2006

A Limey in Bermuda cautions against making hasty development decisions in the aftermath of hurricane Florence: “. . . it's perhaps not surprising that some people are calling for power lines to be put underground, a more durable connection to the East End, and a curfew. But do any of...

Brunei: Dealing With Stray Animals

15 September 2006

There is a debate on in Brunei over what to do with stray animals after a boy was attacked by a stray dog. There were calls for setting up an animal shelter. The blogger at Daily Brunei Resources has further comments on the issue and a possible solution for setting...

Cuba: Oil find?

14 September 2006

Luis M. Garcia is skeptical about reports of large quanities of oil having been found off the coast of Cuba.

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