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· September, 2007

Stories about Environment from September, 2007

Taiwan: Whose land?

The indigenous Smangus people consider a wind-fall beech tree is in their territory, but the Forestry Bureau doesn't agree. Bloggers discuss, how do we decide who is the owner of...

Arabeyes: Meet Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

Egypt-based blogger Maryanne Stroud Gabbani started blogging in 2003 at the age of 54, after becoming frustrated with trying to answer people individually regarding how it was that she was...

Ghana: Did God save the Akosombo Dam?

We start off this week’s review with Ghana’s electricity crisis, which started in August 2006, but has seen a considerable improvement almost a year later. Could it be because priests...

Taiwan: 3 Billion Wind Power Investment

Micheal Turton highlights the news on 3 billion wind power installation in Taiwan.

Syria: Scenes from North Aleppo

Hovic from Syria shares with us scenes from North Aleppo.

China: Three Gorges’ Environmental Problem

Official media in China finally admitted that if “no preventive measures are taken, the project could lead to catastrophe”. Chris O'Brien from Beijing Newspeak regards the reports a positive attitude...

Chile: Decision for Nuclear Energy

Marcelo Aliaga of Bloggeando la Vida [ES] writes that in light of recent studies that Chile will soon need to decide whether or not to adopt nuclear energy.

Trinidad & Tobago: Oil Spill

“If it takes the Environmental Management Authority a week to take notice of an oil spill, how can we trust them to monitor the daily emissions coming from a plant?”...

Trinidad & Tobago: Visiting Curaçao

Lifespan of a Chennette makes a trip to Curaçao and gives us a guided tour…

Ukraine: Agrarian Marketing Project

Ukraine List links to a resource that explains why, among other things, Ukraine's lettuce market is “weak” and this year's carrot supply is insufficient.

Peru: Negligence Leads to Turtles’ Demise

Juan Arellano is saddened about the negligence shown by local government officials in Peru that allowed for the illegal commercialization of turtles [ES] and their eggs in a protected nature...

Barbados: Future for Agriculture?

Notes From The Margin recounts a conversation he had concerning the future of Barbados’ agriculture industry.

Paraguay: Dealings of Petropar

From Paraguay, Zoopolitica [ES] writes about the transactions by the petroleum company Petropar and that “in any other serious country, this would be a national scandal, with resignations, accusations and...

Environment: Final thoughts on “Live from the UN”

The invitation to blog about a live event at the UN was unprecedented. This was the first time that bloggers were given a reserved area in the press room, with...

Ghana: Green architecture in Accra

Ugo writes about modern green architecture in Ghana: “The condos will showcase other sustainable materials easy to come by in Ghana: bamboo for the poolside cabana and balcony railing; adobe...

Trinidad & Tobago: Mayaro Memories

KnowProSE.com spends some time in Mayaro, on Trinidad's south east coast.

Japan: District For Grannies

Pingmag has an article about the design of a district (Sugamo) in Tokyo for grannies.

Environment: The UN Conference on Climate Change Part II

– Thematic Plenary- Adaptation. Facilitator is Dr. Asha-Rose migiro Deputy Secretary General Co chaired by HE Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands and H.E Mr. Fakhruddin Ahmed the...

Croatia: A Vacation Report

While reading Csíkszereda Musings‘s report on his vacation in Croatia, try to come up with the names of at least “five famous Croatians.”

Africa: Citizen Journalism for rural communities

Listen to SANGOnet ICT Services Manager, Matthew de Gale talking about their Citizen Journalism project, which aims at promoting the use of Web 2.0 by rural communities in Africa.

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