Stories about Environment from March, 2009
Streetwise Professor and Robert Amsterdam's Blog comment on a WSJ piece based on an interview with Russia's deputy prime minister Igor Sechin.
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.
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 world to have a public policy on rain water harvesting!”
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 in this part of the country.
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.
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. The extent of the tragedy reminded many Indonesians about the deadly tsunami which hit the region five years ago.
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.
Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated netizens’ comments on Earth Hour campaign.
Can family gardens help reduce hunger and improve health in Honduras? La Gringa's Blogicito hopes that families consider the option.
It's raining in Bahrain and Hypnotic Verses captured lightning with her phone camera.
Qatar had rain and hail. Here's the latest buzz from Qatar Living.
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 will be flattened, and there will be hundreds, if not thousands, of factories and sumptuous villas rise in the middle of farmland. Of course, there will be potted plant inside the walls of these villas, but there won't be egrets or even sparrows anymore.
In Ariapars,Iranian blog, we can discover several photos from villages and nature in the southern province Khuzestan in Iran.
A Nevada Yankee in King Zog's Court writes about Albania's high mountain villages isolated by snow.
Photos from a 2008 trip to Chernobyl – at GRcade.
Siberian Light links to a blog about Lake Baikal – Baikalogy.
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 the crisis. In this post, I will feature individuals and companies exerting their very best to overcome the recession.
Repeating Islands Blog pays a visit to Derek Walcott Square in St. Lucia.
“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 of high-rise developments on the island.
Learn how solar drying business links Uganda rural farmers with export markets.
Living in Barbados admits: ‘It's not easy being green”, but he's trying.