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· November, 2009

Stories about Environment from November, 2009

30 November 2009

Saudi Arabia: Citizens’ Fury At Flood Deaths

Saudi Arabia's second largest city, Jeddah, was struck by heavy floods last week, and the death toll has risen to more than 100 people. Poor infrastructure and mismanagement of city...

28 November 2009

Ghana: Who Will benefit From Oil?

When UK firm Tullow Oil announced its discovery of 600 million barrels of oil in Ghana in 2007, the blogosphere responded with variegated tones of hope and cynicism.

Ecuador: Power Outages Back Home

26 November 2009

Cuba: Here Comes The Rain Again

Uzbekistan: Tashkent, a green city. Or not?

Old trees are cut down in the center of Tashkent – the shocking news was spread in the city within a day. Photo by goricvet Planetrees, or platanus, planted at...

China: Great Wall damaged by gold miners

25 November 2009

Ecuador: Kichwa Women Oppose Oil Exploration on Native Lands

Conversations for a Better World

It is a popular saying in Latin America that women always get what they want. For 20 years, fearless women from the Kichwa community, an indigenous group in Ecuador, have...

Japan: Peak oil crisis and organic farming

24 November 2009

Sri Lanka: Potentials Of Fishing Industry

Can ICTs aid small-scale farmers?

The Future of ICT for Development

The world's small-scale farmers grow a large amount of food and provide many important jobs in rural areas. However, they do their work at great economic and environmental risk. How...

China: Protest against garbage incinerator

22 November 2009

Malaysia-Singapore Water Agreements Under Review

Singapore sources about half of its water supply from its neighbor, Malaysia. It has two major water agreements with Malaysia. One of these agreements will expire two years from now....

21 November 2009

Taiwan: Science park expansion dispute

Recently, the Executive Yuan in Taiwan has passed a bill in favor of Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) fourth stage expansion. The construction plan has drawn the attention of ecologists...

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