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· May, 2008

Stories about Environment from May, 2008

Brazil: Visible and Invisible Indians and Scoops

Brazilian Indians were in the spotlight of world media this week. From the images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon, to the enraged protest caught on camera against the...

Plastic bag plan takes effect in China

Starting June 1, the Chinese government's country-wide plan to make shoppers pay small fees for plastic bags, and to forbid the production of ultra-thin bags will take effect. The move...

Mozambique: Beat the prices rise, get a bike!

“With the increase in the price of petrol, it is very clever to begin thinking about getting the old bike out of bottom of the garage. There are only advantages....

Syria: Golan Cherries for Export

From Syria, Sasa writes: “Syrian farmers living under Israeli occupation have asked Israel to allow them to sell their cherries inside Syria. Living under occupation means they can not travel...

Bangladesh: Agriculture and Technology

End Poverty In South Asia asks if investments in agricultural technology by themselves be sufficient to ensure rural poverty reduction.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Everglades Litany

“In anticipation of Caribbean American Heritage Month“, Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp is running video series, which begins with one of his own, entitled Everglades Litany.

Iran:Louise Firouz the reviver of the Caspian horse

Homeyra, an Iranian blogger, informs us that American born Louise Firouz is known as the reviver of the Caspian horse passed away in Iran.See her photos here.

Taiwan: Oil Free, Bike Smiling Day

David on Formosa reported on the Bike Smiling Day event in Taipei on May 25 with photo. The oil price is skyrocketing all over the world as well as in...

Pakistan: Nuclear tests

Lahore Nama on the 10th anniversary of Pakistan's nuclear tests.

Pakistan: A decade after

Islamabad Metblogs on a decade after Pakistan‘s nuclear tests.

Ukraine: Opposition and Alliances

Foreign Notes writes on the relationship between PM Tymoshenko, president Yushchenko, and the Party of the Regions.

Syria: Annoying Crows

From Syria, Allosh [Ar] is annoyed with crows, which have decided to make a home in the tree outside his window.

Trinidad & Tobago: My City

Coffeewallah takes a walk along the streets of her city, Port of Spain.

Korea: Grand Canal Confession

The Grand Canal plan, which the new Korean president dreamed of for a long time even before the election, seems to face another problem since the plan brought out so...

Ecuador: Tungurahua Volcano Increases Activity

The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador has been more active in the past few weeks writes La Voz de Guamote [es].

Trinidad & Tobago: Ah Have ah Tabanca

“You know if this was a relationship with a man, you wouldn’t still be here. You would never stick around and take this abuse. Stay for what? Because this is...

Chile: How To Read Smog Map

Chileno provides an in-depth look at the Chilean government's smog map and what it says about the levels of contamination in the capital city of Santiago.

Israel: Making Peace from the Ground Up

“They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more,” says the Bible....

Israel: Crop Graffiti Celebrates Israel's 60th Birthday

“I am a man of the land and deeply connected to this country. The field is my canvas, and my tools are the paintbrush,” says Israeli farmer Peter Viner, who...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Politics

Foreign Notes writes about PM Yulia Tymoshenko's defeat in the Kyiv election, her meeting with PM Vladimir Putin, and the future of her cabinet.

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