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· July, 2009

Stories about Environment from July, 2009

Jamaica: Capturing Pellew

Concerned about plans by private owners to develop Pellew Island, Snailwriter has a plan: “The Tainos ‘owned’ Jamaica until the men in Columbus’s ships took it…I figure I have as...

Brazil: Fighting for more recycling with the Electronic Waste Manifesto

In Brazil, a bill regarding the disposal of solid residuals has been amended to exclude electronic waste. As a first step to fight this change, an Electronic Waste Manifesto has...

Bangladesh, India: Tipaimukh Dam And Transparency

The controversy surrounding the Tipaimukh Hydroelectric Project currently continues to dominate the politics, media, and intellectual and civil society’s discourse in Bangladesh.

China: Sulfur mining in Big Tree County

Asia Society released an old documentary about pollution problems caused by sulfur mining in Da Shu Xian, or Big Tree County, in Sichuan province. The documentary was produced in 1992.

Barbados: Humming Birds

my rustic bajan garden manages “to capture some photos of the emerald throated humming bird” and her young ones, who will soon be ready to leave the nest.

Laos: Pollution from paper factory

Lao Voices uploads a video which shows pollution from a paper factory in Laos.

Situation of Indonesian farmers

Maya observes that Indonesian farmers are still suffering, especially during food crisis.

Philippines: Taal Volcano

nomad4ever writes about Taal Volcano in the Philippines. His description of the volcano: A volcano on an island in a lake on an island in an ocean.

Azerbaijan: Watermelon season

Sheki, Azerbaijan says that watermelon season has started in the country, posting photographs and detailing some of the traditions associated with the summer fruit.

Kenya: Fibreglass Lions to go ‘Wild’ in Nairobi

As Kenya's lions continue to face persecution and the population continues to dwindle, a campaign to raise funds and awareness about the lions was launched on 17 June 2009 in...

Bhutan: The Need Of A Rescue Service

“The news of seven boys in Chukha was shocking, it was only shocking until I knew they were washed away after hours of hanging on to life and before the...

Bangladesh: A Concrete Island

When it rains it pours in Bangladesh. Sabih Uddin Omar woke up today and found himself in a concrete island: “It's water! Water everywhere! Water clogging the streets, water in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Mother Earth

“It’s not how many tractors you have or how much oil you drill or how many smelters you build. But the humanity and the humility of what you do with...

Guyana: The Nose Knows

Guyana-Gyal takes her nose for a walk.

Nepal's Dolphins in Danger

“Just 30 years ago, the Karnali River was home to approximately 100 Ganges River Dolphins. But according to conservationists, there are only six of them left.'” Rhishja Larson at Ecoworldly...

Paraguay: The Government's Negotiations in the Itaipú Dam

Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] is pleased with the negotiations between Paraguay and Brazil regarding the binational project of the Itaipú dam. He applauds the actions of President Fernando Lugo...

Poland: Forests

Polandian writes about Poland's forests.

Morocco: Summer Flower

From Morocco, Hassi Milli posts those photographs which he captions as “Summer Flower.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-People?

“The Prime Minister is on record for saying that despite what the people think he will proceed with the [aluminium smelter]. Despite what people think. And the environmentalists, those crazy...

Laos: Owls vs rats

Barn owls could be used in north Laos to reduce the number of rodents which are damaging the crops planted by farmers.

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