Stories about Environment from August, 2009
Increasingly, Indian farmers are resorting to extreme measures, including suicide, to escape complex problems of poverty, crop failure and growing debt. Indian bloggers analyze the situation.
With the advent of Ramadan around the globe this weekend, Muslim and non-Muslim bloggers everywhere are wishing each other Ramadan mubarak (or "blessed Ramadan").
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights recently declared the petition admissible against the Peruvian State for committing human rights abuses against the residents of the mining city of La Oroya.
Forest fires are blazing still closer to Athens, the capital of Greece, threatening to consume even more land and property. Meanwhile, citizens are tracking developments via the web and Twitter.
Only "scientific whaling" is allowed in Japan, since commercial whaling was banned in 1986. But this is often regarded by environmental organizations as a ruse to continue commercial hunting.
Power outages are a daily reality for the Dominican Republic. The government has not been able to solve the issue of the blackouts, but hope the new head of the...