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· August, 2007

Stories about Environment from August, 2007

Ukraine: Rinat Akhmetov

Foreign Notes writes about Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man.

Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Depression #6

The weather pattern heading towards the Caribbean has been officially categorized as Tropical Depression #6 of the hurricane season, according to an updated post by Francomenz.

Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Depression?

Francomenz follows the progress of a “disturbed” weather system heading towards Trinidad and Tobago.

Syria: Arab Bread Basket

Syria is the Arab bread basket of the Middle East, writes Egyptian D.B. Shobrawy, who adds that the Arab country is sharing the spoils with neighbours hit by a wheat...

Dominica: Fair Trade after Dean

Caribbean farmers affected by Hurricane Dean are asking Britons to continue buying Fairtrade bananas in order to help them recover. Living Dominica reports.

Barbados: Answers for Britton's Hill

Barbados Underground suggests that Barbados’ Chief Town Planner should provide some answers on the Britton's Hill tragedy: “It is not BU’s intention to engage in the blame game but we...

Korea: Korean Beef VS Non-Korean Beef

The Moon Festival, one of the biggest festivals, is coming soon in Korea. One of the customs is to send gifts to relatives or people to whom you would like...

Ukraine: Animal Shelter

On August 19, Ukrainian journalist Tanya Kremen paid a visit to an animal shelter located near a small town just outside Kyiv. Below are her impressions and thoughts, which she...

Guyana: Dark Side of the Moon

Guyana-Gyal might have missed an eclipse…

Brazil: Gunshots along the border

Altino Machado reports a radio call [PT] from José Meirelles, who coordinates an Etno-Environmental Protection Front at the Brazil-Peru border on Acre state, deep in the Amazon Forest. He tells...

Rwanda: Reporting the plight of Gorillas in Rwanda

Dr. Lucy Spelman blogs about the plight of Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda: “I'd just started out on a hike near Visoke with friends when I got a call from Elisabeth...

D.R. of Congo: BBC Diary: Protecting Mountain Gorillas

Two Congo Rangers are keeping a weekly journal at the BBC website: “This is fantastic exposure for the Gorilla Protection blog. It includes a summary of the weekly activities of...

D.R. of Congo: The War on Charcoal

The War on Charcoal at Virunga National Park: “For the last month we have been on patrols daily to crack down on those who are making charcoal in the Southern...

Mongolia: Visiting the desert

Konchog Norbu posts pictures that prove that the Gobi desert is not an utterly barren and lifeless place.

Laos: Keeping Wildlife off the Dinner Table

Laotian food blogger Darly is wondering how to keep Laotians from serving wild animals in their eateries. “How can you explain to the average citizens on the importance of preserving...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Invincible?

“The passage of Hurricane Dean was a deadly reminder…as to how vulnerable our economies are,” writes Abeni, as she notes the complacency of St. Vincent and the Grenadines towards hurricanes.

Iran: Cheetah Project and Beautiful Sabalan

The celebrated photo blogger Mohammad Darvish dazzles our eyes with a beautiful shot of Sabalan mountains in Northwestern Iran. What a wonderful way to start the week and continuing coverage...

Greece: On Fire

We've probably all heard it in the news by now: Greece is ablaze. Today the fires reached the ancient city of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics and home of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Contemporary Art

“Caribbean contemporary art has never been more vibrant than it is now,” writes Adele at Thebookmann, as she discusses the work of Trinidadian artist, Ashraph.

Trinidad & Tobago: Ten Things…

Club Soda and Salt makes ten observations about Trinidad.

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