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· April, 2012

Stories about Environment from April, 2012

Kenya: Lilian Ikal Angelei Wins Environmental Goldman Prize 2012

Collins congratulates Lilian Ikal Angelei for wining the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize:”Lilian Ikal Angelei is probably little known in her backyard Kenya however for the people of Turkana she is...

Brazil: The sale of America's smallest city and thoughts of buying the Amazon

Janio, from Brazil, has written in his blog (“Made in Blog” [pt]) about the auctioning off of the smallest city in America, Buford (Wyoming), which has but one inhabitant. He draws...

Russia: The Battle of Borodino Lives On

After 200 years, through the works of artists such as Leo Tolstoy (as well as legal disputes about the historic preservation of the battlefield), the Battle of Borodino continues to...

Malaysia: Rare Earth Processing Plant Creates Backlash

An Australian mining company has established a processing plant in Kuantan, Malaysia. But many Malaysians are incensed that this plant was constructed without consulting the residents. Netizens debate whether the...

Bolivia: TIPNIS Indigenous March Again

Over 500 members from Bolivian Indigenous organisations gathered in Trinidad, approximately 600 kilometres from La Paz, and began on April 27, 2012, at 8 pm (GMT) a march to Bolivia's Seat of...

Australia: What Would Change Your Mind on Climate?

'I Can Change Your Mind'. The scenario is simple. A wily conservative ex-politician and a young climate activist visit their ‘experts’ around the globe together. It’s a futile and inevitably...

Trinidad & Tobago: Talking Common Sense

The Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies, based in Trinidad & Tobago, has posted video of the presentations from one of its Common Sense Convois series,  “Food First: Building...

Russia: Putin Proposes Contentious State Power Grab in Siberia

On April 20, 'Kommersant' revealed an ongoing legislative project to create a state company to oversee the economic development of Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. The schism at...

Bulgaria: “Big Change Begins With Small Steps”

Various blogs [bg] and mainstream media [bg] were telling [bg] about a student initiative held in the capital city of Sofia on April 24. Many students and members of diverse youth...

Bolivia: Discussing Indigenous Issues and Natural Resources in the Chaco

Blogger Dario Kenner shares three interviews he conducted in south eastern Bolivia, in the Chaco region: “The interviews are only with a few people so they do not cover every...

China: Toxic Medicine Capsules Dumped into Open Sewage

Upon the unveiling of the toxic medicine capsules scandal, a large quantity of empty medicine capsules was dumped into an open sewer ditch in Zhengzhou city, Henan province. (more from...

Botswana: Botswana Forerunner for MDG7

Edmund Smith-Asante observes that Botswana is the only African country most likely to approach the MDG7 (achieving universal access to water by 2015): “Botswana currently experiences 89 under-five sanitation-related deaths...

Peru: Report on Conga Mining Project Released

After months of conflict, the technical report commissioned by the Peruvian government to survey the Environmental Impact Study of the Conga mining project in Cajamarca was finally delivered. The media...

Iran: Pet Dogs Seized by Security Forces Once Again

The Iranian Society for Prevention of Cruelty against Animals report that last week about 20 dogs in Pardisan Park in Tehran were arrested as their owners walked them.

Costa Rica: Climbing up Chirripó, the Country's Tallest Peak

The tallest peak in Costa Rica is the Chirripó, at 3820 meters (12,533 feet) above sea level. Throughout the years, it has drawn many locals and foreigners to climb up...

Mexico City Netizens Celebrate World Bicycle Day

Netizens in Mexico City are celebrating World Bicycle Day by sharing their cycling experiences through blogs and Twitter. They are also trying to raise awareness about the risks of using...

Spain: The King and the Elephants

King Juan Carlos was operated due to a hip fracture after he suffered a fall when he was in Botswana, Africa, hunting elephants. In a country suffering a severe financial...

Macedonia: Lead Smelting Company Sues Environmental Activist

Greenbox blog reports [mk] that Toni Dimitrievski, director of Мetrudhem, the corporation that intends to restart the lead smelting factory in the city of Veles, has filed a lawsuit against...

Video: Worldwide UN Youth Competition for Short Films on Human Rights

Students between the ages of 10 and 20 worldwide are invited to produce short films (max. 3 min) on the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a...

Video Highlights: Syrian Activism, Children's Issues and Dolphin Deaths

A selection of Global Voices' most recent and interesting stories like the Syrian protests in Middle East and North Africa, China and India's female gendercide phenomenon in South Asia and...

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