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· November, 2007

Stories about Environment from November, 2007

Russia, Ukraine: On to the Next Round

A Fistful of Euros comments on the upcoming election in Russia and the newly-formed coalition in Ukraine: “Soon we will know the players in the inevitable next round of wrangles...

Caribbean: Earthquake Update

Caribbean bloggers provide timely updates on yesterday's earthquake...

Cuba, Venezuela: Changing Into Cuba?

Child of the Revolution reports on the reaction to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's proposed constitutional changes: “Not surprisingly, many Venezuelans think the changes go too far – turning the oil-rich...

Anguilla: Invasive vs. Native

As a common beach plant threatens to take over the island of Sombrero and eliminate the remaining native species, Corruption-free Anguilla asks: “Why are they spending money sending people to...

Caribbean: Earthquake Tremors

Just a few hours ago, the Caribbean experienced strong tremors from an earthquake that originated off the coast of Martinique - regional bloggers talk about what it was like.

Japan: Environmentally-friendly coffin

Blogger Kaz introduces and talks about environmentally-friendly paper coffins, which he found in an advertisement put by an ISO14001 certified funeral company. The paper coffins reduce the amount of fuel...

Bahamas: Renewable Energy

“Since we rely heavily on tourism, we are especially vulnerable to the negative consequences of petroleum use”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit thinks that the island has the potential to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fruits of the Caribbean

My Chutney Garden is reminded of “how lucky we are to have so many delicious things growing around us in the tropics.” Posted with some mouth-watering photos.

Haiti: Reforestation

Haiti Innovation says that “Haiti is not even in the game when it comes to preserving the environment.”

Honduras: Import Oil From Venezuela

Honduras Daily News writes about plans to begin to import oil from Venezuela, which will take place after 15 years.

Jamaica: Colourful Chattel House

Montego Bay Day By Day continues her Wordless Wednesday series by posting a photo of a colourful chattel house in Negril.

Trinidad & Tobago: Come Into My Parlour

“The concept of the ‘parlour’ is a distinctly Caribbean one,” writes My Chutney Garden, as she makes a trip to one of her favourite roadside shops.

Haiti: Going Solar?

Denise Green writes in to Haiti Innovation wondering “if the government ever thinks about solar thermal technology as an alternative to electrical power? We should exploit the one resource that...

Slovakia: Press Conference in a Barn

Deleted by Tomorrow reports on a good-bye press conference held inside a village barn by “the soon-to-be-former minister of agriculture”: it took Slovakia's prime minister “more than 20 160 minutes”...

Russia: Kasparov's Hunger Strike

Garry Kasparov is in jail and on “forced hunger strike” – and Robert Amsterdam believes that the ongoing crackdown on the opposition “reveals tremendous insecurities related to an unsustainable state...

Turkmenistan: A warm-up in relations with Baku

Maciula analyzes further warming-up of the Turkmenistan's foreign policy – now with another Caspian state, Azerbaijan, after the Azerbaijani governmental delegation visited Ashgabat for the talks on cooperation in the...

Anguilla: Near-Disaster?

As abandoned pilings are washed out to sea, threatening vessels and Disaster Preparedness teams, Corruption-free Anguilla asks: “Was there no agency with the authority to order their removal before the...

Chinese Engineers in Central African Republic

Six Chinese engineers have arrived in Central African Republic to install two new turbines at the Boali electric plant, a US$117 million project [Fr] financed by the Chinese government. ENERCA,...

Slovenia: Postojna Cave

The Glory of Carniola posts a link to a 1970s “guided recording through Slovenia’s famous Postojna Cave complete with eerie background music and an unintentionally humorous pronunciation of ‘stalagmites’.”

Palestine: Impact of Fuel and Electricity Cuts on Gaza

The Israeli human rights organization Gisha has just issue a fact sheet on Israel’s collective punishment of the Palestinian people in Gaza and the impact of the electricity and fuel...

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