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· January, 2007

Stories about Environment from January, 2007

Russia: Amber

Copydude writes about the sorry state of the Baltic ecology and about the amber mines of Kaliningrad.

Russia: On Economy

The Russian Dilettante comments on Masha Lipman's recent column.

India: Wild Owls in Kashmir

Wild Kashmir on wild owls. “Trust us Kashmiri's to put our own spin on things and end up on a ‘Wild Owl Chase’. If recent news reports are to be...

Ghana: It's Harmattan again, Re-denomination of Ghanian Currency Looms Large, Why the Ghanian Worker Wants to Leave, and 82 Steps to Renew a Visa

Ghana is currently experiencing a harmattan, and this state of play evidently does not escape the comment of Leanne, of An American in Africa, who explains how the harmattan, which...

The Iranian Nuclear Crisis

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to impose sanctions against Iran over its failure to halt its uranium enrichment programme on December 23, 2006. Despite the gravity of the...

Latvia: Border Dispute

Marginalia writes about Latvia's border dispute with Russia and about “putting things in order”: “When a state “puts things in order,” it has a sad tendency to forget real people...

French Guiana: Aerial Shots of Cayenne and the Forest

Carnet de Guyane posts (Fr) aerial shots of Cayenne and the guianese forest taken while flying over the country.

Barbados Free Press: The Great Barbados landslip of 1901

Barbados Free Press republishes a newspaper article from 1901 detailing the most dramatic landslip in the country's history, and expresses concerns that it took place not far from the site...

Bahamas: Inspired by Wangari Maathai

Lynn Sweeting is inspired by a letter from Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel prize winner Wangari Maathai, to plant trees in her neighbourhood.

Aruba: National park photos

ArubaGirl posts some pictures of Aruba's National Park Arikok.

Palestinian Blogger Without Electricity

Palestinian blogger Fayyad gives us a sneak preview of his visit to Palestine at Kabobfest, where his little village was without electricty for the duration of his stay.

Kazakhstan: Foreigners & Oil

The Roberts Report explains why Kazakhstan's government is taking steps to decrease the number of foreign workers in the oil sector and stop the resale of licenses to develop oil...

Kenya: another torch is possible

Kikuyumoja's Realm writes about an environmental-friendly torch in Kenya, “Instead of informing the public about a proper waste management, I can only repeat my usual prayers: what we need are...

Madagascar: Forest = Pharmacy

Says Harinjaka (Fr): “Malagasy forests are like medicine cabinets. You can find 75% of medicinal plants used in Madagascar. A vital ressource for those who, by and large, live tens...

Brazilian Blogs on Chávez, Lula and the Mercosur Summit

Presidents from most South American countries are gathered in Rio de Janeiro for a meeting of the Mercosur trading group, and Hugo Chavez is again the attention drawer. Local bloggers...

Chile: A Ride for the Climate

Eco-trans-hemispheric cyclist Dave of A Ride for the Climate has arrived to Santiago, Chile where he was featured in the English daily The Santiago Times as well as La Nacion.

Image from French Guiana: Mind Your Kids

From the French Guiana forest, this sign captured by Photoblog sur la Guyane Francaise reads (Fr): “Look after your kids or … keep them on a leash.”

Russia: No Snow in Moscow

Digenis.org writes about this winter's weather in Moscow: “The warm weather has been throwing Muscovites for a loop. Many are having trouble getting out of bed in the mornings with...

Lebanon: A Bouquet of Topics

A variety of subjects were brought up in the Lebanese blogosphere this week. Following are some of the topics with links to selected posts about each. Hope you enjoy reading...

China: is Chinese peasant stupid

Zeng jingyan wrote an article in response to a famous rural reformist Wen Tiejun's comment that once land is privatized, peasants in China are going to sell their land and...

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