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· August, 2010

Stories about Environment from August, 2010

Venezuela: Franklin Brito Dies After Several Hunger Strikes

Franklin Brito, a farmer who had been on a hunger strike since July 2009, died from a respiratory arrest in a military hospital on Monday night. Brito had lived through...

Bangladesh: Recognizing The Vegetable Grower

Bangladesh Corporate Blog has this splendid idea of recognizing the farmers who grows the vegetables by including some personal stories in the vegetable packaging to give them some credit and...

U.S. Virgin Islands: The Effects of Hurricane Earl

Hurricane Earl made its way across the U.S. Virgin Islands yesterday as bloggers continued to share their thoughts and experiences. Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish, who “[has] been fortunate to travel...

Caribbean: “Earl” Watch

It's that time again: Hurricane season. Regional bloggers, having been affected by brutal storms in the past, are keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Earl, which has now been classified...

Ghana: Photos of Ghanaians threatened with relocation

Bunmi displays Devin Tepleski's portraits of the inhabitants of Bui, Ghana, who are threatened with relocation by a new hydroelectric dam.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Welectricity

Abeni wants you to vote Welectricity, “the brainchild of Vincentian energy consultant Herbert A (Haz) Samuel”, which delivers energy efficiency through social networking and is in contention for the GE...

South Korea: Government Plan To Increase Cigarette Price Meets Public Backlash

South Korea’s health department announced on tripling the price of cigarettes to curb the nation’s high smoking rate, prompting a new round of cigarette price disputes online. Many Koreans agree...

Russia: Mari Paganism and Charges of “Extremism”

OpenDemocracy.net reports: “In their remote forest republic 400 miles east of the Moscow, the pagan Mari people are once again being harassed by the authorities. […] Ethnically kin to the...

Russia: Lake Baikal and James Cameron

Vadim Nikitin of FPA's Russia blog believes that Lake Baikal would be a “good fit” for James Cameron's “passionate environmental activism.”

Russia: West Nile Virus Hits Volgograd Region

LJ user alliruk writes [RUS] that the South of Russia may turn into Africa because of the global warming. After listing recent unusual epidemics outbreaks in the Volgograd region, he...

Russia: Khimki Forest and Bono's “Intervention”

Natalia Antonova comments on Bono's role in the resolution of the Khimki forest situation during his visit to Moscow earlier this week: “There was an “intervention” on behalf of Bono...

Vietnam: Urban farmers in Hanoi

Aaron Joel Santos posts pictures of farmers in Hanoi, Vietnam. He also comments on the impact of urbanization in the capital.

Thailand: “Chicken fights”

Aside from commenting on the unique attitude of many Thais on animals and insects, BigBabyKenny also posts pictures of a cockfight event.

Uganda: The Expat/Ugandan Dynamic

Mark Jordahl discusses corruption allegation at Uganda Wildlife Authority and lessons to be learnt about the dynamic between foreign experts and Ugandans: I believe that for some, there is a...

India: Traffic During Rain In Mumbai

Priya at Reading Cafe posts some pictures to show what happens when it rains in Mumbai.

India: Recyclers – The Invisible Heroes

Anna da Costa at India Climate Solutions writes about the Indian recycling industry which is contributing in India's economic boom and the slum dwellers who provide cheap labors for this...

Chile: Strong Citizen Response Against Thermal Energy Project

The approval of a thermal energy project sparked a strong online and on-the-ground citizen response; the plant was to be built near the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve and Punta de...

U.S.V.I.: Watching Earl

News of St. John reports that the U.S. Virgin Islands are on a storm watch.

Poland: Open-Air Market in Krakow

A walk through Krakow's Hala Targowa market – at Polandian.

Ukraine: Blueberries and Early Harvest

Blueberries and this year's early harvesting in the Ukrainian countryside – at The Pickle Project.

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