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· February, 2011

Stories about Environment from February, 2011

Australia: ‘Tea Party’ Style Campaign Against Carbon Tax

If the Oz blogosphere is any indication, the next Australian Federal election will be a referendum on a proposed climate tax. And the issue has already become nasty and personal....

Bahamas: The Right to Speak Out

“I always have and always will speak up when my rights as a homeowner, a citizen and a human being are being threatened”: Womanish Words believes that her voice is...

Uzbekistan: Unauthorized use of energy

Elina Galperin reports that Uzbekistan is systematically sneaking electricity from Kazakhstan’s power grid beyond amounts agreed between the two parties, according to the claims by the Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating...

Pakistan: Unexpected Snowfall In Lahore

Guppu.com reports that “on February 26, 2011, Lahorites witnessed an extraordinary day when all of the sudden, dark clouds came and it felt as if the winter has come back,...

Haiti: Challenges & Hopes

Kevin Fortuna at Concern Blogs visits Haiti and writes about his experience.

Kenya: Video: Me and My Bike

A group of teenagers from Nairobi won the $8000 Passion Pictures Best Film and Artists Project Earth Youth Visions award as part of the 1 min to Save the World...

Cuba: Cigar Fest

Havana Times and Repeating Islands blog about Cuba's Cigar Festival.

Trinidad & Tobago: Learning from Nature

“It's not always necessary to have complete control in a garden. Sometimes it's necessary to stand back and let things evolve naturally”: My Chutney Garden lets nature take the lead.

Chile: Social Media Reactions Against Coal Mining Project

The approval of a coal mining mega-project in Isla Riesco, nature and protected species sanctuary in southern Chile, reveals a serious environmental conflict of interests that is being analyzed and...

Russia: Photos of “Putin's Palace” Published by Bloggers

Krasnodar environmentalist group “Open Shore” published a photo report that illustrates how a number of huge villas have been built on a place of a relict forest on the shore...

Jamaica, B.V.I.: Non-Indigenous Species

Lemurs in the Caribbean? Labrish Jamaica calls on Sir Richard Branson to do the right thing.

Russia-Kyrgyzstan: Mount Putin on the map

Windows to Russia reports that Kyrgyzstan on 17 February decided to name a mountain peak after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

South Korea: Dead livestock draws a flocks of vultures

South Korea's citizen media, Wiki Tree posted Twitter @Photomaker79's image of a flocks of vultures circling over a burial ground in Kyunggi Province, where dead livestock have been dumped. To...

China: Worst Drought in 60 Years

Major agricultural regions in China are facing their worst drought in 60 years. According to government statistics, 2.57 million people and 2.79 million livestock have been hit by the drought....

Venezuela: Netizens Comment on Possible Gasoline Use Restrictions

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced possible measures to start rationing gasoline. This matter constitutes a very sensitive issue for Venezuelans, since Venezuela is a country with one of the world's...

Serbia: Government Website Broken Into Due to 12345 Password

Belgraded.com writes about the most recent awkward situation that the costly website of Serbia's Ministry of Ecology and Urban Planning has found itself in: “The site was the target of...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Arima” in Kiddies Carnival

“Arima — which means both ‘place of the beginning’ and ‘water’ — is an indigenous Amerindian place name for what is now a large town in eastern Trinidad”: Alice Yard...

Ecuador: Judge orders Chevron to pay $8.6 billion fine

“The eighteen-year lawsuit against Chevron came to a climax when a judge ruled that Texaco (now owned by Chevron) was liable environmental damages in the Ecuadorian rainforest. The court decreed...

South Korea: Blood exuding from the ground where culled animals are buried.

South Korea had lost a quarter of the herd from its worst foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. Fears among Koreans grow as experts anticipated the blood from culled animals may contaminate nearby...

Bangladesh: Widespread Protests Force Government To Back Down On Airport Project

A recent venture by the Bangladesh government to takeover 25000acres of wetlands (Arial Beel) 60km South of the capital city of Dhaka, for a proposed International airport and satellite city...

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