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· July, 2008

Stories about Environment from July, 2008

The Baltics: Baltic Sea Environmental Campaign

Copydude writes about Moving Baltic Sea – a campaign to promote creative strategies for cultural and environmental co-operation among Baltic Sea states.

East Timor: Coffee economics

Dili-gence blogs about the coffee industry in East Timor

Moldova, Ukraine: Floods

A Fistful of Euros writes about “huge floods across southeastern Europe” and the lack of reliable information in English from this region.

Libya: Beautiful Oasis

Libya holds number one and six of the world's seven most beautiful oases on a website, reports Anglo Libyan. Check out the post to see the pictures.

South Africa: Introducing Carbon Tax

Carbon tax on the cards in South Africa, “The National Treasury is investigating the introduction of a tax on carbon-dioxide emissions as part of South Africa’s voluntary commitment to climate...

Barbados, Venezuela: Staking a Claim

Notes From The Margin is monitoring the “strident” tone of an article in the Venezuelan media which deals with the South American country's claim of Barbados’ waters: “Barbados has little...

China: Beijing Olympics

DANWEI translates two blog posts about how the Olympics affects Beijing people's everyday life.

Ukraine: Flooding

Ukrainiana reviews media reports on the flooding in Western Ukraine, which has killed at least 22 people, including six children.

Hungary: Gas Pipeline and Relations With Russia and the U.S.

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Hungary's negotiations with Russia on the Southern Stream gas pipeline and the effect it is having on the U.S.-Hungarian relations.

Serbia, Russia: Karadzic's and “Russian Energy Imperialism”

James of Robert Amsterdam's Blog is wondering whether “Karadzic arrest [could be] a response to Russian energy imperialism.”

Russia: The Mechel Affair

Updates on PM Vladimir Putin's attack on the steel and coal giant Mechel – at Robert Amsterdam's Blog (here, here, and here).

Ukraine: Battles for Dniproenergo

Kremlin, Inc. writes about the battles for Dniproenergo: “Of course, while they may make for interesting reading, such events are not very helpful for Ukraine’s business world…”

Czech Republic: Fear of the Olympic China

The Czech Daily Word explains why “Czech athletes are a little afraid to go to China.”

Arabeyes: Head Over Heels for Muhannad

A strange phenomenon has gripped the Arab world and Arabs seem to agree on something. It is an infatuation with a Turkish soap opera, dubbed in Arabic, and its stunning...

Soviet History: Nuclear Disaster Areas

The Turkish Invasion posts a link to a documentary photo site on nuclear disaster areas in the former Soviet Union.

Sri Lanka: Vehicles, energy and tax

Sri Lankan economy on the possible impact of the government's decision to raise taxes on imported vehicles.

Bahrain: Growing Pomegranates

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif has grown his own pomegranates and is eating them too!

Morocco: Rural Life

PRÈS DU PUITS, a French transplant to rural Morocco, blogs about ten things that would make her family's life in Ouled Mgatel, a village outside of Fez, easier. The list...

Trinidad & Tobago: Flambeaux

Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer takes a walk through the Croisee a few days after a known drug dealer is killed: “The flambeaux extend much further than you would expect. Love...

Jamaica, India: Signs of the Times

The recent bombings in India trigger Jamaican blogger Annie Paul‘s memory about “one piece of graffiti by a Muslim group that had struck me with the simple force and stridency...

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