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· December, 2007

Stories about Environment from December, 2007

Kazakhstan: President Eyes Oilfield Dispute's Resolution

Steve LeVine opines that Kazakhstan's president Nazarbayev seems to have signaled an end to the Kashagan dispute by calling together the oil companies for a meeting with him next month.

Puerto Rico: Kayak Trip

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

Cuba: Havana in Pictures

photo.imagina posts a beautiful Flickr photo set of shots from Havana, Cuba.

Burkina Faso Soon a Biofuel Producer

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Permaculture

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

Hong Kong: Wedding Card Street

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...

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

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....

Nigeria: Oil's Dirty Business

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...

Cuba: Freedom and Environment

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.

Kazakhstan: Dualities in Kashagan Oilfield Dispute

Bboyd reacts on the new article by John Daly about duality of Caspian oil negotiations, currently focused on the Kazakhstan's supergiant Kashagan oilfield.

Poland: Ecology, Coal Mines, Iraq

Our Man in Gdansk comments on the coverage of Poland's ecology, coal mines and involvement in Iraq.

Belarus, Russia: $1.5-Billion Loan

TOL's Belarus writes about the possible reasons behind Russia's $1.5-billion loan to Belarus.

Russia: Frozen Gas, No Diesel on Sakhalin

White Sun of the Desert discovers that no gas station in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is selling gas “before lunchtime” – because it is frozen until then.

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko and Coal Miners

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...

India: No buyers for tea

My Himachal on a crisis that has hit tea producers in Kangra Valley – no buyers.

Japan: Foreign Snails Invasion

James from Japan Probe blogs a video about giant snails from South America's invasion.

Kazakhstan: A Possible Kashagan Settlement

Steve LeVine reports that there are signs that the Italian-led partners developing the suspended supergiant Kashagan oilfield are near a settlement with Kazakhstan.

Grenada: Down By The River

If you're looking for Free Spirit she'll be down by the river…

Palestine: Donkeys for Transportation

“Gazans seem to be traveling back in time as major shortages in fuel and car parts restore the donkey to the most prevalent form of transportation…..” is a comment by...

Environment: Conflict continues in DRC

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...

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