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· October, 2010

Stories about Environment from October, 2010

Caribbean: Hurricane Tomas

Trinidad and Tobago, the twin island republic that seemed to be directly in Tomas‘ path on Friday, was spared its effects, but as the storm veered north, islands that had...

Guyana: Cyclone Approaches

Demerara Waves reports that “the densely populated coastland, including Georgetown and several villages, could be struck by strong winds, heavy rainfall lightning and thunder” associated with an approaching weather system.

Trinidad & Tobago: Approaching Storm

aka_lol says that an approaching tropical storm “doesn’t look good for a population that had to put up with extremely bad weather for the rainy season and continues to weather...

China and the U.S: Fuss about rare earth

Adam Minter from Shanghai Scrap looks into the data of China agricultural trade and points out that the recent intimations of a ban on the rare earth elements has been...

Indonesia: Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption in 48 hours

Indonesia was caught unprepared this week when an earthquake, tsunami and volcanic eruption battered the islands in less than 48 hours. Casualties are expected to exceed 500 and thousands of...

Madagascar: Village Burned Down by Highwaymen during Cattle Robbery

The villages of Ampasimbe and Ankaenihenibe in Madagascar were attacked by gangs of highwaymen [Fr] (Dahalo in Malagasy) that made away with 18 and 15 zebus respectively. As the Ampasimbe villagers...

Bermuda: Ahoy There!

Elaborate plans are afoot for the development of “a pirate-themed waterpark”; New Onion asks: “Who has deep pockets and is that bad of a businessperson other than the Bermuda Government?”,...

Ecuador: The Kichwa of Ecuador and the Oil Companies

Waves of Change points us towards I am a Defender of the Rainforest, a 2008 documentary by the Kichwa people of Ecuador, where they documented their struggles with oil companies...

Ukraine, Serbia: Food, Libraries, Dwellings

A Crimean Tatar wedding feast and fall's bounty at a Kyiv farmers’ market – at The Pickle Project; an initiative to help a library in the Ukrainian town of Konotop...

Guatemala: Photo Essay: ‘K'iche’ People Reject The Exploitation of their Natural Resources’

James Rodríguez begins his photo essay reporting that, “On a historic day, residents from the municipality of Santa Cruz del Quiché – one of Guatemala’s most important hubs and the...

Costa Rica: Young Professionals Work to Make San José Bike Friendly

The Tico Times Blog writes: “A group of young professionals calling themselves ChepeCletas [es] is poised to transform San José into a haven for bikers, and they are doing it...

Peru: Thousands of Indigenous People Block Rivers in Protest

Globalizado reports [es] that thousands of indigenous people in the Amazon are blocking the mouth of rivers Marañon and Tigre. The communities are protesting the constant contamination of the rivers...

Trinidad & Tobago : Fix the Floods

The Undisputed Truth thinks it “laughable” that taxpayers’ money has been spent on things like summits “when we have such stupid problems, i.e. 20-30 mins of rain and the entire...

Flooding disaster in Thailand

More than 40 people are now confirmed dead due to rising floodwaters in the northeast and central parts of Thailand. Parts of Bangkok, the country’s capital, are now flooded too....

Myanmar: Cyclone Giri death toll rises

More than 30 died or have been declared missing when Cyclone Giri struck the western coast of Myanmar. The state media claimed that government officials visited the affected region but...

Bangladesh: Land Grab And Protests

In Rupganj, Bangladesh land-owners protested acquiring of land for an army housing project and they clashed with the security forces leaving 50 people injured and one dead. Bloggers react angrily.

Bangladesh: Long March To Protect Natural Resources

A number of Bangladeshi citizens started a long march from capital Dhaka to North-Western district Dinajpur in a bid to protect the country’s natural resources. ShahidulNews posts photos and videos...

China: Rare earth

George Chen blogs about the international and domestic debates over China’ exportation of rare earth.

India: Community-scale Water Solutions

“Hopefully, one day the soul of India will be rejuvenated with clean drinking water across all of its 638,000 villages,” says Pooja Bhatia.

Jamaica: Rain, Rain, Go Away

The Phoenix in a Gas House lists her top 5 reasons to avoid getting caught in the rain in Kingston.

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