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· March, 2009

Stories about Environment from March, 2009

Russia: Igor Sechin in WSJ

Streetwise Professor and Robert Amsterdam's Blog comment on a WSJ piece based on an interview with Russia's deputy prime minister Igor Sechin.

Mongolia: Life on the fringes

Bilguun writes about the serious problem of waste and rubbish near Ulaan-Batar, the capital city of Mongolia. Some photos from the rubbish dump are attached.

Sri Lanka: Rain Water Harvesting Now Law

Navigating on Balance reports that a legislation is in the process of enactment to make rain water harvesting mandatory for new constructions making “Sri Lanka the only country in the...

Bolivia: The Grape Harvest Fair

Juan Angel Tapia of El Miroscopio [es] visits La Vendimia in the Calamuchita region of Tarija, Bolivia. This fair celebrates the important grape harvest used in the wine industry famous...

Bangladesh: Golf Ball Size Hail

Back To Bangladesh reports that golf ball size hails fell from Dhaka sky and injured people. Meandering Memos posts pictures and video of the falling hail.

Indonesia: “Mini-Tsunami” hits village as dam collapses

Last Friday the Situ Gintung dike collapsed in Indonesia which killed almost a hundred people and injured 190 others. At least 300 houses were destroyed and 1,600 residents were displaced....

Iran: A new dynamic Green news site

Sepehr Salimi informs[fa] us that Zista, the first Iranian site covering environmental news, in its seven months activity has published around 670 news and articles.

China: Earth Hour

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated netizens’ comments on Earth Hour campaign.

Honduras: Can Family Gardens Improve Health?

Can family gardens help reduce hunger and improve health in Honduras? La Gringa's Blogicito hopes that families consider the option.

Bahrain: Lightning and Rain

It's raining in Bahrain and Hypnotic Verses captured lightning with her phone camera.

Qatar: Rain and Hail

Qatar had rain and hail. Here's the latest buzz from Qatar Living.

Taiwan: Our land and the Statute of Rural Renewal

The scenery of Taiwan's countryside as simple and stunningly beautiful as depicted by the above popular lullaby will soon be vanished. Small rivers will be replaced by sewage pipes, hills...

Iran: Iranian nature in photos

In Ariapars,Iranian blog, we can discover several photos from villages and nature in the southern province Khuzestan in Iran.

Albania: Snow

A Nevada Yankee in King Zog's Court writes about Albania's high mountain villages isolated by snow.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photos

Photos from a 2008 trip to Chernobyl – at GRcade.

Russia: Lake Baikal Blog

Siberian Light links to a blog about Lake Baikal – Baikalogy.

Global Recession Survey: Survival Tips and Business Opportunities

Everybody is trying hard to cope with the global economic crisis. Bloggers are offering survival tips to their readers. Businesses around the world are adjusting. Some are even profiting from...

St. Lucia: Waclott Square

Repeating Islands Blog pays a visit to Derek Walcott Square in St. Lucia.

Barbados: Moving On Up?

“Will Barbados’ proposed housing developments be part of an economic and social package that is geared to give people a better standard of living?”: Living in Barbados questions the wisdom...

Uganda: Linking rural farmers with export markets

Learn how solar drying business links Uganda rural farmers with export markets.

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