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· November, 2006

Stories about Environment from November, 2006

Philippines: Typhoon Misses Manila

Torn and Frayed in Manila reports that the thyphoon Renming has spared Manila and veered south.

Image from Tahiti: Market of Papeete

Hong Kong: rescuing Star Ferry Pier

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,...

Philippines: Another Typhoon Heading Towards Manila

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.

Russia, Serbia: Energy Plans

Neretva River writes about Russia's plans to build a power plant in Kosovo and route a gas pipeline through Serbia.

Moldova: Another Belarus?

Mihai Moscovici wonders if, following the Minsk CIS Summit, Moldova may turn into Europe's next Belarus.

Haiti: Annual Floods

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...

Afghanistan: Opium and the Economy

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.

Bahamas: Threats to marine resources

The Bahamas needs to defend its marine resrources and fishing grounds against the encroachment of poachers and similar threats, says Sir Arthur Foulkes.

Malawi: Malawian windmill

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...

Japan: cutting cedar trees

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...

Armenia: Forestree 2024

Simon of Blogian posts a video he made on deforestation in Armenia.

Russia: Gas Policies

Ruminations on Russia writes about gas policies of the Russian government.

Poland: On Borat, Election, and Russia

The beatroot writes on Borat's Polish connection, a hungover election official, and the current “Polish-Russian meat war.”

Ukraine: Was the Famine Genocide?

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.

Tahiti: Market of Papeete

Photos de Tahiti et de Polynesie posts (Fr) pictures of the market of Papeete.

China: rule of party

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...

Barbados: Waterless toilets

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...

Peru, Bolivia: A Ride for the Climate

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...

Barbados: Biodegrdable plastic?

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.

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