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· February, 2009

Stories about Environment from February, 2009

27 February 2009

India: Environmental Scholars On a Very Cool Mission

About two weeks ago, I read in Tom Friedman's column in the New York Times about two young scholars from the U.S who were on a very impressive mission in...

Nepal: Load Shedding Woes

25 February 2009

Brunei: Fund drive for flood victims

As part of the efforts to collect donations for flood victims, charity drives have been organized in recent weeks in Brunei. The heavy downpour last month caused heavy floods and...

Vietnamese equivalent of the Christmas tree

Jordan: 7iber.com Discusses Vital Issues For Jordan

For the last 10 days or so, 7iber.com has been discussing very important issues affecting Jordan, with issues ranging from water scarcity, energy, unemployment and economics to the recent changes...

24 February 2009

Armenia: Illegal hunting in nature reserve exposed

Illustrating how online activism could make a difference in Armenia, a YouTube video of a chief forester hunting wild boar at the Khosrov nature reserve has resulted in his dismissal.

D.R. Congo: Chimps are Not Pets

The mainstream media is abuzz with news of a 15-year old 200 pound (90kg) chimpanzee that attacked a woman in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. The Ape, which had starred in TV...

23 February 2009

Palestine: Attacks On Gaza Continue

Despite the announcement of unilateral ceasefires by both Israel and Hamas, attacks by the Israeli military on Gaza continue while Palestinian factions have been launching rockets into Israel. In this...

Qatar: Clean up Campaign a Success

22 February 2009

Japan: Agriculture the latest trend among celebrities

The Japanese economy is facing one of the worse slowdowns in its modern history, with a GDP that has declined at a rate of 12,7%. Nonetheless, TV programs and lifestyle...

19 February 2009

Kenya: Much Ado About an Atlas?

Kenyan bloggers are talking about UNEP. First, regarding news of an Atlas that shows Kenya's changing environment, and secondly, the hypocrisy of driving into a UNEP meeting in a gas...

Pakistan: Water Pollution

Aruba: Putting on the Ritz-Carlton?

Brunei: Global Expeditions

Like other citizens around the globe, Brunei is never short of people willing to take the challenge to put the country on the world map. Two sets of expeditions are...

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