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· July, 2007

Stories about Environment from July, 2007

Across the Panamanian Blogosphere

There is plenty on the mind of the Panamanian blogosphere, with topics ranging from the fate of former leader Manuel Noriega to a delicious tree tomato. Melissa De Leòn Douglass...

India: Blogging Protest

A blog Weeping Sikkim chronicles two people going on a hunger fast (currently Day 41) in the state of Sikkim to protest a particular hydro electric project.

Trinidad & Tobago: Mud Volcano

The newly-identified mud volcano off Trinidad's east coast is sparking interest in everyone from geologists to surfers. James O'Connor, a member of the latter group, asks: “Will this, or next...

China: Environmental evaluation

Is criticism of China's environmental protection polices racist? Dan Harris at China Law Blog chips in on a very wide discussion on that very question.

Israel: Wine Tasting Festival

An Israeli wine tasting festival is being held at the Israel Museum, reports blogger Avi.

Ukraine: Phosphorus Train Derailment

A discussion of the July 16 derailment of the train carrying 15 tanks of liquid white phosphorus – over at Ukrainiana.

Argentina: Concern Over Animal Deaths Due to Flooding

Roberto Vico writes in Grito Argentino regarding the recent animal deaths due to the heavy flooding in the Santa Fe province.

Egypt: Water Problems

Egyptian Baheyya writes about water shortages and the problems they cause in Giza, Egypt.

Iraq: Goooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaal !!!!!

... or Kicking off at the Iraqi Blogodrome. It's a football special today. With Iraq through to the finals of the Asian Cup bloggers are alight with comment on the...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Blue Mountain Hike

“Yes, this is my water bottle atop the trig marker on Blue Mountain Peak–for a few minutes last Sunday, it was the highest water bottle in Jamaica.” Nicholas Laughlin posts...

Philippines: I am not Plastic

Cathy introduces her new venture that reduces plastic waste by creating their own range of fashion conscious reusable shopping bags. “Our initial step is to get Filipino shoppers into the...

Qatar: It's getting hot in here

The arrival of summer in Qatar usually means an exodus of both locals and expatriates who can afford a vacation somewhere with a more welcoming climate. As temperatures rise above...

Russia: Nazi Attack Environmentalists

Sean's Russia Blog reports on the recent deadly attack on a camp of Russian anti-nuclear activists – here and here.

Russia: Energy Deals Blog Coverage

Ruminations on Russia criticizes Russia Blog‘s coverage of the recent deals in the energy sector.

Nigeria: This is Port Harcourt

Titilayo remembers her experience in Port Harcourt: “I am writing this from Kaduna, a commercial hub of northern Nigerian. I had to travel from Abuja to Kaduna by road and...

D. R. of Congo: Miracle-peddlars, musical hippos and scary lightbulbs

Probably the most consistently interesting Congolese blog is kept by Cédric Kalonji [Fr], whose photographs and commentary bear humorous but often sorrowful witness to the struggles of ordinary life in...

Armenia: Getting rid of old cars

A new rule is set to remove taxis older than 10 years from the streets in Armenia. While this has already led to an outcry of taxi drivers afraid to...

Japan: Smoke, Fire, and Fault Lines

Matt Dioguardi at Liberal Japan has posted a couple of round-ups (here and here) on the crisis at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant following the recent earthquake.

Dominica: Carrying the Caribbean Way

“In rural Dominica one still can see people bearing on their heads.” Living Dominica admires this tradition.

Grenada: Carbon-Free Holiday

Earth 911 reports on a Grenadian hotel's decision to go green: “It is the first resort in the world with a utility grade windmill. The resort will…be better than zero...

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