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· April, 2012

Stories about Environment from April, 2012

30 April 2012

Kenya: Lilian Ikal Angelei Wins Environmental Goldman Prize 2012

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

Russia: The Battle of Borodino Lives On

RuNet Echo

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...

27 April 2012

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

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

Russia: Putin Proposes Contentious State Power Grab in Siberia

RuNet Echo

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...

23 April 2012

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...

22 April 2012

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.

21 April 2012

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...

19 April 2012

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

18 April 2012

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

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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