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· April, 2008

Stories about Environment from April, 2008

Kuwait: Weird Dust Storm

Describing a recent sandstorm, Mark from Kuwait writes: “The dust went from maroon to orange to yellow to white and then decided to leave altogether.. Apparently it rained, which in...

Sri Lanka: Status Symbol

“Your degree of access to an air conditioned environment indicates how close (or far away) you are to the vast underclass of permanent poverty,” comments Cerno on third world’s biggest...

Sri Lanka: Status Symbol

“Your degree of access to an air conditioned environment indicates how close (or far away) you are to the vast underclass of permanent poverty,” comments Cerno on third world’s biggest...

Bahamas: Abuse of Power

In the Bahamas, Womanish Words blogs about an environmental fundraiser gone awry: “The Royal Bahamian Police Force needs to know that we the new and awakened public doesn’t sit by...

Kazakhstan: Bloggers Discuss Elites and Economics

Plitical intra-elite battles and anti-corruption crusades both remain hot topics on the agenda of Kazakhstani blogosphere, but speculations over the looming global food crisis and its implications for Central Asia...

China: The Green Olympics and an Actress as UN Eco Ambassador.

Dan Beekman at “Blogging Beijing” gives a roundup of Beijing's environmental problems and its hopes. He interviews NGO and student leaders about the Green Olympics, one of the three themes...

Caribbean: Food Shortages

“If music be the food of love, play on”, wrote Shakespeare, who could not possibly have anticipated the global food crisis the world is facing today. Rising food prices are...

Ukraine: Privatization Confrontation

Orange Ukraine posts a roundup on Ukraine, which includes an examination of the confrontation between president Yushchenko and PM Tymoshenko over privatization. A close-up on an earlier privatization case is...

Iran: Remember Iranian Cheetahs

Iranian Cheetah Association informs [Fa] us that in two days there will be a festival to let people know more about Iranian (Asiatic) Cheetahs.Festival is called “the children of cheetahs’...

Guyana: Price of Rice

“Rice is the new pearl,” says Guyana-Gyal, as spiraling food prices make their impact.

Ukraine: Chernobyl

Belatedly, a link to Ukrainiana‘s extensive post on the 22nd anniversary of Chernobyl.

Ecuador: Food Prices and Demand Might Help Farmers

ABA of Cambiemos Ecuador [es] wonders whether the rise in food prices and higher demand might be beneficial for some Ecuadoran farmers, who might be able to begin cultivate unused...

Indonesia: Rice laws

‘Sarapan Ekonomi, quotes a scholar who says “Asian rice laws and regulations are going in the wrong direction.”

Southeast Asia: Rice and food price crisis

The Southeast Asian region, home to several emerging and developing economies, is also struggling to cope with the global food price crisis. Bloggers discuss the impact of the crisis in...

Guyana: Footprints

Living Guyana shares a few steps he is taking to mimimise his carbon footprint.

St. Lucia: Inflation

Blogging from St. Lucia, Looshan Ramblings notes that “Oil is set to go up again. If the trend continues the first casualties of this spiraling inflation are the poor nations...

Guatemala: Celebrating Earth Day and Ways to Preserve

Guatemala's forests and natural beauty are a source of pride for many Guatemalans. However, environmental neglect and destruction are also a concern, and local bloggers provide thoughts on how to...

Iran:Toilets and Nuclear technology

Kaghz Pareh (means a piece of paper) says[Fa] that according to news sites Spain signed a contract with Iranian government to construct 1000 toilets in Iran. The blogger says I...

East Timor: On the shortage of rice

Ângela Carrascalão [pt] describes how rice entered East Timor via Indonesia, substituting native corn, and the problem the country now faces in times of food shortage: “When it was no...

Honduras: Report on Melon Contamination

La Gringa's Blogicito provides continuing coverage of melon contamination in Honduras and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent report on their investigation into the matter.

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