Stories about Environment from November, 2006
Torn and Frayed in Manila reports that the thyphoon Renming has spared Manila and veered south.
inmediahk.net has several reports and public appeals on the demolition of Star Ferry Pier – the most famous tourist site in Hong Kong (zh). I have put together informations, articles, video and photos at interlocals.net.
Connie Veneracion is preparing for typhoon Reming that is expected to hit Manila tomorrow. Her children draw up an interesting list of emergency supplies that they might need.
Neretva River writes about Russia's plans to build a power plant in Kosovo and route a gas pipeline through Serbia.
Mihai Moscovici wonders if, following the Minsk CIS Summit, Moldova may turn into Europe's next Belarus.
JoJo from Collectif Haiti de Provence on floods in Haiti (Fr): ” It's the same every year. A part of the country flooded, victims and people made homeless by the hundreds. Recall the lot of people from the border and the catastrophe that hit the city of Gonaives [last year]...
At Registan.net Joshua Foust comments on the World Bank's new report on opium eradication in Afghanistan, saying that something new must be tried because the current approach is a failure.
The Bahamas needs to defend its marine resrources and fishing grounds against the encroachment of poachers and similar threats, says Sir Arthur Foulkes.
Hactivate has a moving story about a windmill in Malawi, “The windmill stands on a tripod of wooden polls about five metres above the ground. It consists of locally-available materials and as far as he can remember his investments were K500 for two bearings, K500 for a bicycle dynamo, K400...
Multantfrog points to a news concerning Japan public policy makers recent action: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government started a project Monday to cut down 1.8 million cedar trees in the mountainous Tama region west of Tokyo to help people with cedar pollen allergies.
Simon of Blogian posts a video he made on deforestation in Armenia.
Ruminations on Russia writes about gas policies of the Russian government.
The beatroot writes on Borat's Polish connection, a hungover election official, and the current “Polish-Russian meat war.”
Petro Rondiak of Petro's Jotter writes a letter to the editor of a Kyiv English-language publication, disagreeing with his view on the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33; the editor responds.
Photos de Tahiti et de Polynesie posts (Fr) pictures of the market of Papeete.
The State Council of the People's Republic of China has finished the investigation of several pollution cases in Jilin province, which has caused the death of 8 people and 700 million yuan economic loss. However, the government officials involved only recieved warnings and punishment by the party. Ai Wei-wei criticized...
On the eve of the second installment in their series on the water crisis in the country, Barbados Free Press publishes what is, to their knowledge, “the most comprehensive list of waterless toilet information published in Barbados.”
It has now been over a year since David of Ride for Climate first set off from California to ride throughout Latin America. Here are his latest batch of photos and stories from Peru and Bolivia.
Considering the volume of plastic trash on Barbados’ beaches and elsewhere, Barbados Free Press wonders whether it's time Barbados mandated the use of biodegradable plastics.
The beatroot writes about the most recent mining accident in Poland, which killed 23 people, and provides a chronology of other coal mine tragedies.