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· March, 2010

Stories about Environment from March, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Drought – Stage 1

“A lot is happening each time a bushfire begins somewhere in Trinidad and Tobago, and it all leads to the dread spectre we hear of in other places – drought”:...

Bangladesh: Air-Conditioners Banned During Evening To Tackle Energy Shortage

Tacitaeterno at In The Middle Of Nowhere informs that the Bangladesh government has imposed restrictions on the usage of air conditioners during evening to control the stifling electricity shortage in...

Laos and the drying of Mekong River

Gretchen Kunze writes how the drying up of the Mekong River is affecting Laos, the only landlocked-country in Southeast Asia

Brazil: “Sao Paulo, shithole of world”

In a post called “Sao Paulo, shithole of world”, Adriano Cintra from the band CSS, publishes a set of amazing pictures showing what happens when it rains in the biggest...

Arab World: Earth Hour Marked Across the Region

Earth Hour is an annual event celebrated on the last Saturday in March. Awareness of Earth Hour has been spreading throughout the world since its inception in Australia in 2007....

India: Water Crisis Is Man Made

Muriel Kakani writes that India’s recent water crisis is “predominantly a man-made problem”. The blogger opines that ‘water harvesting from rainfalls’ can be a solution.

Bhutan: Facing Power Shortage?

Bhutan, a major producer of electricity in the sub-continent, exports surplus electricity to its neighbors. However, the country can face power shortage in recent years, opines Adhikari School of Thought.

Trinidad & Tobago: Food Prices

“The basket of items you bought in the grocery in Jan 2010 is just over three times the price of the same basket bought in Jan 2003…Is your salary today...

Azerbaijan: DOTCOM arrives in Baku

Late last night, American participants of the U.S. State Department sponsored DOTCOM project to bring Armenian, Azerbaijani and American teenagers together to create socially conscious media arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Tajikistan: Bargaining over dams and shipments

Tajik and Uzbek officials traded barbs during the security conference in Dushanbe. The argument concerned freight train shipments for Tajikistan that have been stalled on Uzbek territory, but as neweurasia’s...

Dominican Republic: Opposition to Barrick Gold Mining Operations

There is increased opposition to the Barrick Gold mining operations in the Dominican Republic because of the terms of the contract and benefits for the State, as well as concerns...

Pakistan: Earth Hour 2010

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi urges Pakistanis to switch off lights in honor of earth hour tonight at 8:30 PM when hundreds of cities around the world will switch off the...

Japan: Long life to bluefin tuna. The experts’ word.

With 68 countries voting against, CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species that regulates the international trade of wild animals and plants, rejected a ban on Atlantic bluefin...

Japan: Cherry Blossom Viewing 101

Legonjapan made a video [en, ja] to explain the abc of Hanami, or flower viewing. The animation teaches the related terms and the etiquette to follow during the parties, usually...

Japan: A whale of a controversy

Only a few days after The Cove was awarded the Oscar as best documentary, drawing public and media attention around the world to the hunting of cetaceans issue, anti-whaling group...

Trinidad & Tobago: Water Crisis

Trinidadian Keith Francis weighs in on the global water crisis, saying: “There's no sense complaining about WASA or the Government or the fact that we're in this situation. The fact...

Barbados: Drought Continues

“Monday was world water day and it has brought home to many of us that we must not take this precious commodity for granted”: my rustic bajan garden blogs about...

Sri Lanka: The Economics Of Being A Rice Farmer

Rajaratarala at Perceptions blog discusses the challenging economics of the production cost of a rice farmer in Sri Lanka and the price they get for their produces.

China and Japan: Expo Osaka and Expo Shanghai

Martin J Frid notices that the theme of Expo 2010 is loaded with a strong belief in “developmentalism” and “urbanism”. He then shares the experience of Expo Osaka in 1970...

Bangladesh: Disappearing Islands

Reacting on the news that disputed South Talpatti island in the Bay of Bengal has submerged due to sea level rise, Mohammad Farhan Husain writes about the bleak future of...

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