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· November, 2010

Stories about Environment from November, 2010

Mexico: Climate Change Talks in Cancun

  30 November 2010

“Mexico is showing real leadership on this issue, unilaterally setting ambitious goals to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions and implementing policies that have already begun to make a dent in that number,” writes Boz from Bloggings by Boz, adding that, “Unfortunately, few people expect a major breakthrough at...

Australia Waking to Cancún

  29 November 2010

In the lead up to Cancún (the COP16 meeting of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol) online discussion in Australia has finally spiked. Here are sample blog reactions

Ghana: Ghana's “Luck”: The Oil/Gas Co-Efficient

  29 November 2010

As Ghana is set production of oil next month, Ghanaian blogger Jemila is highly skeptical about its potential for growing Ghana's economy: “Until now, I've kept pretty mum about the issue, but given that the first production of oil is set to start next month – in a couple of...

China’s wetland crisis

  25 November 2010

China Dialogue has a collection of photos taken by Sean Gallagher showing the decline of China’s wetland crisis and its impact.

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Ecuador: “Clean Quito” Campaign Fights Chewing Gum

  24 November 2010

Have you ever thought about how much it costs a municipality to remove chewing gum stuck to the pavement? Thousands of dollars in street cleaning are spent to fight this habit of discarding chewing gum on the ground. In Quito, the municipal government and several schools began a campaign that seeks to remove gum from the ground and make the capital cleaner.

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Serbia: Abuse of Stray Animals Continues

  23 November 2010

The Serbian President is willing to adopt a severely mutilated dog called Mila, which became a symbol of the suffering of Serbia's stray animals. However, despite all the publicity, horrifying animal abuse cases continue to be reported in the Serbian mainstream and citizen media. Sasa Milosevic reviews some of them.

St. Lucia: Struggling After Tomas

  22 November 2010

“What struck me…as it poured down again today…the soil was so thoroughly soaked by those 23+ inches that fell 3 weeks ago that the rain has no-where to go, the soil is full, floods are instant, landslips continuing”: Sun Rain Or… says that the harsh wet season, coming on the...

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Korea: Concerns loom over volcanic activity on Baekdu Mountain

  20 November 2010

In South Korea, public concerns are looming over the possible eruption of volcanic Baekdu Mountain, located on the border between North Korea and China. Experts predict that Baekdu’s damage could be ten to a hundred times greater than that caused by the April 2010 eruptions in Iceland.

U.S.V.I.: Smoking or Not?

  19 November 2010

News of St. John says that “a new ‘No Smoking’ law went into effect this week but it's not being enforced”, adding that there is “confusion about the law”.

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