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· October, 2007

Stories about Environment from October, 2007

Ukraine, Belarus: Helping Chernobyl Children

  31 October 2007

In a comment to MoldovAnn‘s recent post about Chernobyl aid organizations, executive director of one such charity mentions new approaches to rehabilitation of children affected by the 1986 catastrophe. The charity – Chernobyl Children's Project International – has a blog, too, and one of the stories there is about a...

St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago: The True Caribbean

  31 October 2007

“Being born a West Indian means that I am less likely to succumb to the palm trees, blue sea, white sand, standard tourist pitch. The Caribbean islands are so much more complicated…” My Chutney Garden reveals what she loves about Nevis.

Barbados, Puerto Rico: Global Warming

  30 October 2007

My Barbados Blog refers to reports from the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization meeting in Puerto Rico to emphasize that the Caribbean would do well to anticipate the effects of global warming.

Lebanon: Polemic and nature

  30 October 2007

Moustafa from Beirut Spring's blog noted in one of his latest posts that Lebanon is “dropping French.” Somehow that claim is true; Lebanese francophone blogs are few and different from those in English, and are also less popular. However, they present a face of Lebanon that we would like to...

Iran:150 Dolphins died in one month

  27 October 2007

Mojgan Jamshidi,pro environment blogger and journalist, says[Fa] that about 150 dolphins died in the south of Iran during last month.The blogger adds the reasons of their death have not been announced but we can guess one main reason is the very polluted water.Watch the photos here.

Armenia: Raining Cats & Dogs

  27 October 2007

Notes from Hairenik reports that it is finally raining in Yerevan. While this poses various problems and difficulties for pedestrians and motorists alike, the blogger welcomes the change in the weather after “several dry, windy and dusty weeks.”

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China: Tiger! Tiger?

  27 October 2007

Zhou Zhenglong, a villager in Shaanxi shot pictures of a wild South China tiger, but its veracity was soon put under questions by netizens. As the government and experts joined in, the incident reached its climax, especially when both sides of this debate (fake or not)bet their heads. It evolved from a scientific issue to a “bloody farce of gambling of heads”, so called.

Jamaica: Lucea

  26 October 2007

“I so wish there was a way to modernise the town without losing the old world charm and without knocking down all those beautiful old buildings,” writes Montego Bay Day By Day as she features the charming Jamaican town of Lucea.

Guyana: Iwokrama

  25 October 2007

Guyana-Gyal tells the fascinating story of Iwokrama, “part of one of the last four intact rainforests in the whole wide world!”

Lebanon: Wine

  24 October 2007

“The wine industry of Lebanon: $25 million a year, of which $10 million are from exports. 7 million bottles a year, of which 3 million are exported,” reports Dr. Rami Zurayk.

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