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· May, 2007

Stories about Environment from May, 2007

Guyana: If Wild Animals Could Talk..

“The sound was so lawless…raucous, vulgarhh…even the early morning sun quiver and turn pale.” Guyana-Gyal discovers what all the fracas is about.

China: Xiamen Demonstration Against Chemical Project

Tomorrow there will be a demonstration in Xiamen against the construction of Chemical factory campus. Although the local government has already announced the deferral of the construction plan on may...

China: Pork barrel politics

Will from imagethief discusses the delicate politics in the recent rise in pork price in China, the connection between epidemic, death sentence of the former commissioner of the State Food...

Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Kul and Tourism

Asel is worried that the pursuit of short-term profit from tourism is ruining Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-kul.

Kuwait: Heat Lagging

Intlxpatr from Kuwait is ‘heat-lagging.’ “The heat has hit me like a building crashing down around me. It changes everything I do. Somehow I don’t remember last year being so...

Chile: Smog Makes Santiago Unlivable

C.hileno continues to write about the smog in the city of Santiago. On the days that it does rain in the city, he highly suggests to take advantage and watch...

Singapore: Pretty Fly

Nature lover the annotated budak asks “Can a fly be pretty?“

Guyana: Mother Nature

Guyana-Gyal and her mother discuss what could be ailing Mother Nature…

Japan: More on the suicide of Matsuoka Toshikatsu

Blogger fukumimi at from the inside, looking in speculates about possible explanations for the suicide of the late minister of agriculture Matsuoka Toshikatsu. Responding to a report mentioning that a...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

If you read nothing else in Global Voices today read this post. I mean it. Everything is here from going to schools in a war zone, review of the latest...

Bahrain: The ‘two seas’ are now a concrete jungle

From 'blog wars' to work ethics, the Bahraini blogosphere is bubbling with new ideas and excitement. Ayesha Saldanha sheds more light on discussions taking place this week about Bahrain's jungle...

D.R. of Congo: Park rangers attacked by rebels

“At 4h00 this morning Mai Mai rebels attacked the Burusi Patrol Post here in Virunga, leaving one park ranger dead, four critically wounded, as well as kidnapping Officer Monya. There...

Niger: environmental war

“Earlier this year, I mentioned the emergence of a new rebel movement among the Touareg minority in northern Niger. Since then, the Mouvement des Nigeriens pour la Justice (MNJ) has...

Uganda: Free solar mobile phone chargers for rural women

Pius Sawa writes about solar mobile phone chargers in Uganda: “Motorola company has introduced a new innovative technology of phone charging called Motorpower Kiosk.The project was launched on May 10th...

Where are the garbage cans?

Where are the garbage cans? ‘Bearing my Seoul’ wonders why it is so hard to find garbage cans in Korea and finds some explanation in a recent article about it.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada: Gold at Chelsea

The Life and Times of Michmac applauds both Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada for winning gold at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Bolivia: Troubles with the Constitutional Tribunal and a Bittersweet Mother's Day

Another varied week in the Bolivian blogosphere bring us news on the recent conflict involving the Constitutional Tribunal, the appearance of transvestites on the streets of Santa Cruz, a question...

Japan: Agriculture Minister commits suicide

James at Japan Probe writes about news reports indicating that the head of Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Matsuoka Toshikatsu, committed suicide today, noting that the suicide could be in response...

Russia: Vacationing Survey

Russian-language LJ community eco_altai is a place for fans of ecotourism in Russia's Altai Republic to meet and share impressions and beautiful pictures. Right now, an interesting survey is being...

Marshall Islands: Petition for Justice for Nuclear Test Survivors

Minaajet Chamorro is urging readers to sign a petition for justice for the nuclear survivors of Marshall Islands. The Micronesian island nation was site of a series of nuclear tests...

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