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· December, 2006

Stories about Environment from December, 2006

Russia, Belarus: “Gazilla”

There's a distinct sense of deja vu this New Year's Eve: Gazprom, Russia's largest (and state-controlled) company and the world's biggest extractor of natural gas, is in the spotlight again,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Smeltdown

The Trinidad and Tobago government's decision to re-locate a controversial aluminium smelter project prompts Jeremy Taylor to raise numerous questions about some key development decisions taken by the current administration:...

Nigeria: who is to blame?

Chxta's World discusses the tragedy that claimed more that 200 lives in Nigeria, “Concerning the avoidable tragedy that played out in Abule-Egba, it is pertinent to note that there are...

Afghanistan:Snow in Kabul

Thanks to Cheragh blog,we can see several photos of Kabul and its heavy snow.

Pakistan: Bakra Mandi – where livestock is sold

Animals being traded for ritual sacrifice and more at the Bakra Mandi (a goat bazaar) as seen by Metroblogging Islamabad.

Russia: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Economic Boom

White Sun of the Desert writes about the economic boom in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Trinidad & Tobago: The smelter moves

As Trinidad and Tobago's caves into the protests against the establishment of an aluminium smelter in a community in south-western Trinidad — and moves the project to another part of...

Malaysia: Flood Situation Worsens

The Malaysian rounds up the flood situation in Malaysia. It has been raining on and off since Monday in Southern Malaysia and Singapore.

Armenia: Bad News on Deforestation

Notes From Hareinik has some bad news on deforestation prevention in Armenia and encourages readers to take action.

Belarus, Russia: Gas Problems

TOL's Belarus Blog writes that the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom “is not going to tolerate Lukashenka’s bluff and proceeds from warnings to direct actions.”

Jamaica: Development and apathy

Pondering the debate in Jamaica over proposed development for bauxite in Cockpit Country, AliceClaire asks: “Really, which is worse: our myopic vision and planning or a largely, and surprisingly, dormant...

Libya:A view into the blogging scene

The Libyan blogosphere is rich and diverse, but quietly apolitical. I'm constantly surprised at how it has sprouted during the last three years. It may have less bloggers than other...

Philippines: Learning from Seoul City Planners

Urbano dela Cruz writes about South Korean capital Seoul's bold restoration of a river and a park by demolishing a highway in the city centre. The blogger says that Manila...

Barbados: Grenada's National Park to become Resort?

Gallimaufry reports on an article from Caribbean Net News about the government of Grenada's plans to sell an entire national park to make way for a resort development.

Guyane: Forest In Danger from Gold Digging

Blada.com (Fr) points to a Mongabay.com english-speaking series on the French Guianese environment and says: “Illegal gold digging is threatening the forest, biodiversity and indigenous populations of French Guiana. The...

China: Xinjiang 2021

Michael from the opposite end of China blogs about his wild speculation of Xinjiang in 2021. The post was written in response to a call by neweurasia.net.

Bermuda: Ritz Carlton to be approved?

A “nine-storey monstrosity, in the shape of the proposed new Ritz-Carlton hotel” may soon be erected in the City of Hamilton. A Limey in Bermuda shares his thoughts on the...

Barbados: Greenland Dump Ill-Advised

Hans G. Machel guest authors at Barbados Free Press, criticizing the government's plans to continue to spend millions of dollars on an “ill-fated site” for mass garbage disposal.

Ukraine: The Black Sea

Ukraine List posts satellite photos of the Black Sea.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photographer

Ukraine List writes about the first photographer on the scene in Chernobyl.

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