Stories about Environment from January, 2007
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 believed, an unknown person is offering a Rs. 30 lakh [approx 70,000 USD] reward for the capture of a 3-kilogram...
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 she defines as: a dry dusty wind that blows along the northwest coast of Africa. Its time-frame, she describes as...
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 situation, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described the UN’s decision as unimportant and vowed to continue uranium enrichment. As a result,...
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 and real places, methinks.”
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 of a proposed dumpsite.
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 deposits.
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 eco-effective products. But until then, let’s start using more environment-friendly products such as this dynamo torch that just eliminates the...
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 of kilometers from the closest clinic.”
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 have been substantially posting about the Venezuelan president since he announced the move to cancel the broadcasting license to (TV...
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 the constant grey weather.”
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 them. On the Environment: The oil spill that covered the Mediterranean coast last July as a result of Israeli bombardment...
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 results in social instability and urban slum. She asks is Chinese peasant stupid? (zh)
Ukraine: Hunters Discuss Yevhen Kushnaryov's Death
Evhen Kushnaryov, 55, former governor of Kharkiv region and the deputy faction leader of prime minister Victor Yanukovych‘s Party of Regions, died today from gunshot wounds suffered in a hunting incident Tuesday. According to media reports, Kushnaryov and approximately ten other men were on their way home after a day...