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· December, 2007

Stories about Environment from December, 2007

Puerto Rico: Kayak Trip

  30 December 2007

The CAC Review interviews Taino Almestica, part of a two-person team that circumnavigated the island of Puerto Rico in a kayak.

Burkina Faso Soon a Biofuel Producer

  28 December 2007

Last month, Burkina Faso and the French company AgroEd signed a framework agreement for developing a biofuels industry. Netizens express their skepticism about whether Burkina can become a competitive producer of biofuels, and whether ordinary people, in particular the farmers, will benefit.

Trinidad & Tobago: Permaculture

  28 December 2007

Sharon Millar at My Chutney Garden interviews Johnny Stollmeyer – “a conceptual artist/deep ecologist working on issues of sustainability.”

Hong Kong: Wedding Card Street

  28 December 2007

Lee Tung Street, more known as the wedding card street, located at Wanchai downtown is demolishing under the urban renewal project. A local resident May, age 59, had hunger strike for 4 days to save the street, yesterday she fainted and was sent to the emergency ward – more from...

Brazil: 18,000 liters of amonia and latex leak in Acre

  27 December 2007

Altino Machado [pt] reports on a environmental disaster in Xapuri, Acre-Brazil, when 18,000 liters of ammonia and latex leaked into the environment after a tank in a condom factory collapsed. “The accident happened on Saturday, 22, the 19th anniversary of trade union leader and environmentalist Chico Mendes’ murder”.

Nigeria: Oil's Dirty Business

  27 December 2007

Timbuktu Chronicles writes about the documentary, Delta, Oil's Dirty Business: “Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos, “DELTA – Oil's Dirty Business” “…portrays the image of “development”, the way giant multinational petroleum companies would define it.”

Cuba: Freedom and Environment

  27 December 2007

Babalu Blog disagrees with a New York Times article that suggests the ending of the US embargo could mean the end of environmental preservation in Cuba.

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko and Coal Miners

  25 December 2007

Yulia Tymoshenko returned as Ukraine's prime minister on Dec. 18. Five days later, she was in Donetsk region, visiting the site of Ukraine's worst coal mining accident, the troubled Zasyadko mine. While there, she declared: "We'll be working on it and will make it so that in our country both young people and children would want to become coal miners." Below is a discussion of Tymoshenko's promise that took place at Korrespondent.net, a Ukrainian news site.

Environment: Conflict continues in DRC

  21 December 2007

The Gorilla Protection blog updates that “The armed conflict is still right next to the Gorillas – literally bullets are flying, army and rebel positions are constantly moving, and if there are any civilians left, they are fleeing.”

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