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· December, 2009

Stories about Environment from December, 2009

Bhutan: Snowfall And Holiday

“Nobody seems to know when it started or how it started, but tradition dictates that Thimphu residents – especially public servants – avoid going to office on the day the...

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009

The year 2009 is ending and its time to retrospect how the year has been for the South Asian region. In a two-part review we will look back at some...

Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup

As Global Voices celebrates its fifth anniversary, the occasion has given us all an opportunity to reflect on why we do what we do and how our work makes a...

Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago: Fave Islands

Lifespan of a Chennette gives a comprehensive virtual tour of the Spice Isle, Grenada.

Malawi: Bloggers discuss 30 earthquakes in 3 weeks

In what some geologists have described as rare occurrences, Malawi's northern district of Karonga has in the past three weeks experienced a total of 30 earthquakes resulting in at least...

Did China wreck the Copenhagen deal?

Uln tried to sort out what had happened in Copenhagen and questioned why the developed countries did not sign among themselves a deal for reducing emission. Inside-Out China translated a...

Curacao: Kayaking through Caribbean

Repeating Islands blogs about an activist from Curaçao, who “has paddled more than 1600 kilometres in a kayak to raise awareness for the environment.”

Trinidad & Tobago: 500

Trinidadian bloggers comment on the country's record murder rate – Jumbie's Watch: “The message is clear. We’re screwed.” B.C. Pires: “Not even when Mr Manning and Mr Panday achieve Trinidad's...

Bangladesh: Celebrating Winter

“Winter is the best and most enjoyable season of Bangladesh,” comments photoblogger Monirul Alam.

Brazil: Bloggers lament urban forest fires

After fires ravaged the world's largest urban forest in Rio de Janeiro this September, bloggers document, reflect and mobilise in equal measure.

China: ‘How did Copenhagen end up our fault?’

Did China do badly at Copenhagen? Writes one Chinese blogger: "I think Chinese officials acted splendidly at the Copenhagen summit; this was the first time for me to see China...

Why China would have never accepted emission control?

Fons Tuinstra from China Herald explains why the Chinese government killed the climate agreement in Copenhagen.

Ukraine: The Pickle Project

The Uncataloged Museum introduces The Pickle Project, “an ongoing effort to document and share traditional foodways in rural communities in Ukraine as a way of understanding issues of sustainability, change...

Israel: National Policy Needed for Foreign Workers

Amir Mizroch advocates for a national policy to protect foreign workers in Israel. “You could see the migrant worker story as an inevitable cultural and economic phenomenon with huge potential...

India: Energy Policy

Shadow Warrior lists some points regarding energy, which India should have kept in mind during its participation in the recently concluded Copenhagen Summit.

Kazakhstan: Oil Refinery to install aromatics complex

Atyraujournal reports on the plans of the Atyrau Oil Refinery in Western Kazakhstan to upgrade it's facilities and to install aromatics complex by 2013.

Afghanistan: Opium not so profitable

Nick Fielding reports that according to the newly released United Nations's survey, opium cultivation in Afghanistan decreased by 22 per cent, while production fell by 10 per cent to 6,900...

India: The Sapling Project

Two Mumbai based netizens have started a campaign to distribute plant saplings across Mumbai and other cities of India. The plant owners will use citizen and social media tools to...

Uzbekistan: A withdrawal from regional electricity grid

Elina writes that Uzbekistan withdraws from the power grid linking the region in an apparent attempt to put pressure on Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, as Uzbek power supplies both these countries.

Hungary: Dunakeszi Marsh Rally; Slam Poetry

Belatedly, links to Marietta Le's posts on a recent environmental rally against construction that would destroy the Dunakeszi marsh, and on the Hungarian slam poetry.

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