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· October, 2011

Stories about Environment from October, 2011

29 October 2011

Brazil: Niobium, National Mineral Wealth at Knock Off Prices?

Niobium, also known as columbium, is among the most utilized metals in the world, and Brazil has the great majority of global deposits. However, exploitation of niobium within Brazil raises...

24 October 2011

Mozambique: Uniting Small Farmers for a Better Tomorrow

7 Billion Actions

Mr. Júlio dos Santos Pêssego is one of the principal leaders of the "peasant movement" in Niassa province in Mozambique. He helps organize community groups that work to defend land...

Cambodia: Worst Flooding in a Decade

Cambodia is experiencing the worst flooding in a decade. The government reports that almost a half a million hectares of rice paddies were destroyed by the floods, which could affect...

21 October 2011

Bolivia: President Says Road Will Not Go Through TIPNIS

Brazil: Belo Monte Dam Case Comes to Court

The Brazilian justice system has provided new fuel to the protesting voices against the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, after its construction begun in June 2011. A lawsuit filed in...

18 October 2011

Thailand: Flood Maps and Disaster Monitoring Tools

In an earlier post, Global Voices featured some of the online maps which were created to monitor the floods in Thailand. The flood disaster is already the worst that ever...

Russia: Photoblogger Launches New Citizen Media Agency

RuNet Echo

Brazil: Violence Against Indigenous Fulni-o Tapuya

15 October 2011

Peru: Paul McAuley, British Priest Defending the Amazon

British Priest Paul McAuley is continuing his mission of defending the environment and indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon despite repeated attempts to expel him from the country. Juan Arellano...

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