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· November, 2011

Stories about Environment from November, 2011

Peru: Conga Mining Project Suspended in Wake of Public Pressure

Protesting residents have managed to temporarily suspend operations of the Conga gold mining project, but protests continue all the same in support of the project's definitive cancellation. At the heart...

Myanmar, Thailand: Mong Kok Coal Project

A special report was published by Shanland about the devastating impact of a coal mining project in Mong Kok. The project will affect several communities in Thailand and Myanmar.

Ukraine: Government Gives In to Pressure, Bans Killing of Stray Dogs

On Oct. 22, Vasyl Pawlowsky wrote about the often “sadistic” ways of getting rid of stray dogs in Ukraine ahead of the Euro 2012 Football Championship. Tell Ukraine to Stop...

North Korea Ranked 3rd in Deforestation

North Korean Economy Watch blog consolidated current reports on severe deforestation in North Korea. According to one risk analysis firm, North Korea had the third highest deforestation rate among 180 countries surveyed and...

Bangladesh: Climate Change to Increase Hunger and Malnutrition

As governments gear up for COP17, which starts today, experts are warning that among climate change's greatest consequences in developing countries are the risks to the agriculture sector, including an...

Costa Rica: Environmental Activists Denounce Repression

Diego Molina in Dame un campo [es] summarizes the experiences shared by environmental activists and lawyers during a conference on “Criminalization of the social-environmental protest” held in the University of...

Thailand: Survival and Creativity During Floods

The situation in Thailand is improving as floodwaters are receding but the death toll is now more than 600. The flood disaster is the worst in the past five decades...

Patrolling Cambodia's Forest

Some 300 activists visited the Prey Lang Forest to to prevent further illegal logging of the area. A slideshow of the journey which took several days on foot is now...

Peruvian Amazon: The Challenges of a Wonder of Nature

The Amazon rainforest has been declared as one of the provisional 7 new wonders of nature, a recognition that is expected to benefit the Peruvian region of Loreto and the...

Ethiopia: Online Platform to Discuss Sustainable Technologies

GreenTech Ethiopia is an online platform to learn about and discuss environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies suitable for the Ethiopian context.

Trinidad & Tobago: Water Not the Only Problem

Jumbie's Watch comments on the recent flooding in Trinidad: “This is a country with 3 desalination plants…flashy skyscrapers, newly built motorways – and they can't solve a ‘water problem’.”

Brazil: Maximum Fine After Silence on Chevron's Oil Spill

On 7 November, an oil platform operated by Chevron-Texaco and located 350km off coast from Rio de Janeiro, began spilling crude oil. Two weeks after, the spill is believed to...

Bulgaria: New Protest Against Shale Gas Planned

A new protest is being planned for Nov. 26 in Sofia, part of a series of protests against Chevron's shale gas extraction in northeast Bulgaria. On Nov. 20, nearly 500...

Trinidad & Tobago: Flood Damage

B.C. Pires comments on the flood damage in northern Trinidad over the weekend: “Somewhere between asking God for strength and not throwing rubbish in the river, there is a lesson...

Peru: Iquitos Against the Chaos Caused by Sewage Works

The beautiful and warm city of Iquitos, in the Loreto region, is going through several problems; the most worrying and annoying for the inhabitants is the chaos caused by controversial...

Nigeria : Homes made of Plastic Bottles

In the village of Yelwa — North of Nigeria — a new style of construction intrigued the curiosity of the locals. Noorinfo publishes photos of rounded huts [fr] built with plastic...

Trinidad & Tobago: Flood!

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog has reports on the flooding that plagued northern Trinidad this past weekend, here and here.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Emergency Experience

Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle suggests that Trinidad and Tobago could learn a thing or two from Jamaica when it comes to getting into emergency mode.

D. R. Congo: The Stolen Future of the Pygmy People

Marie wrote the following in a blog post to comment [fr] on the Greenpeace report: Stolen Future: Conflict and logging in the heart of Congo's forests – the Danzer case : “This action denounces both both an ecological and a...

Brazil: Real State Speculation Threatens Sacred Ground

Sagrada Terra Especulada (Sacred Speculated Ground), a Brazilian collective that advocates for indigenous land rights, is promoting a documentary [pt] and a petition [pt] in defense of the Pajé Sanctuary,...

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