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· February, 2008

Stories about Environment from February, 2008

Fiji: Heart-Shaped Island

The gang at Paradise Failed discovers Tavarua, a heart-shaped island among Fiji group; “…this freak of nature is called Tavarua, otherwise well-known amongst surfers as “Cloudbreak” for its perfect wave...

Barbados: Joe's River

Keltruth Corp. blogs about the level of pollution at Joe's River, which runs through Barbados’ last remaining rain forest.

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Illness

Foreign Notes writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's illness and other problems.

Environment: Dirty cities

Carbon Copy shares some facts about dirty cities… “In South Africa, Johannesburg has vehicle emissions, dust from mine dumps and untarred roads, and excessive burning of coal especially in informal...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Land Lover

“It's time for us to concentrate more on growing what we eat even though far too many of us consider farming as something that the educated should steer away from”:...

Jamaica: Both Sides Now

“We Jamaicans take the mountains, valleys, waterfalls — all for granted. And because we can't see those things with ‘outsider eyes’ we don't think deeply enough about how to share...

Ecuador: Heavy Rains to Continue

Strong rains may continue through the months of March and April in Ecuador writes La Voz de Guamote [es]. The country has been hit with heavy flooding at the beginning...

Taiwan: No City for Old Aborigines

The first Presidential debate powered by citizen media platform Peopo was held on Feb 24. Two candidates running for President answers 20 questions raised by citizens who use Youtube-like video...

Taiwan: Land Right

A Taiwanese aboriginal group, hunter motion, calls for an action on 28 of February to defend their right to preserve their hunting life style in their own land. The group...

Barbados: Protecting the Reefs

Barbadian blogger Gallimaufry urges Caribbean people to “do something to help halt the damage to our seas and our reefs.”

Ukraine, Russia: A Gas War, Again

Leopolis reports on what looks like yet another Russian-Ukrainian gas war.

Yemen: Gaza, My Grandmother and Candles

Yemeni blogger Maysaa Shuja has written a profoundly thoughtful post about candles, electricity, and the possible introduction of nuclear energy to her native country - a country which cannot supply...

South Africa: Garlic, showers and prostitutes

Lesbian Rules writes about odd suggestions to problems in South Africa: “So there you have it ladies and gentlemen. To be cured from aids, eat garlic and beetroot. If you...

Czech Republic: Still Some More on the Election

Belatedly, another link on the presidential election in the Czech Republic: The Reference Frame writes that “one of Klaus's numerous tasks in the second term will be to abolish the...

Ukraine, Russia: “An Octopus of Cash and Gas Flows”

Ukrainiana sums up the results of Yulia Tymoshenko's recent visit to Moscow: “It’s still unclear when and to what extent the current matryoshka system will be redesigned in favor of...

Burkina Faso: teachable moments, missing bathrooms and road rage

Pity the school teachers of the Peace Corps. While their compatriots toiling in health clinics or with micro-credit programs pretty much work loose hours and come and go from social...

Barbados: Carbon Footprint

Living in Barbados says that it's time for Caribbean countries to get serious about their energy consumption.

Turkmenistan: Either Gas or Human Rights

Maciula writes about the European Parliament’s rejection of the trade agreement with Turkmenistan, concluding that if the West wants to buy Turkmen gas then it cannot exert pressure on Ashgabat...

Kazakhstan: The State Will Continue to Rise

KZBlog reports that Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Massimov assured the cabinet of ministers that work to renegotiate contracts with foreign investors will continue and that abrogations will be made on new...

Tajikistan: Energy Crisis Is Not Enough to Lose Patience

The continuing energy crisis is, probably, the worst problem that Tajikistan ever faced since the end of civil war. Neweurasia reports that most of the population is barely surviving this...

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