Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· March, 2013

Stories about Environment from March, 2013

Brazilian Military Enters Indigenous Lands

On March 22, the Brazilian Government deployed [pt] 60 forces of the police and army to the lands of the Munduruku indigenous people, at the Tapajós river basin. Activists and...

China's Dead Pigs Expose Illegal Farms

Barry van Wyk from DANWEI highlights a local report that shed lights on the floating dead pigs in Shanghai river by investigating into the problem of illegal pig farms in...

Fixing Taps to Save Water In India

Author and painter Aabid Surti may have won awards for his writing and art, but he has also made a mark in another field: water conservation. For the last seven...

Coca Cola Machine ‘Out of Order’ in Australia

A nationwide campaign against Coca Cola has followed their successful legal challenge to container deposit legislation in the Australia's Northern Territory. An activist group reacted by putting “Out of Order”...

Chinese Microblogger Detained After Questioning Dead Pigs Scandal

The dead pigs scandal in Shanghai has been a hot topic online for the past two weeks, yet one poet's voice on this issue has lead to her detention.

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime & Punishment

Right now the war is on for the soul of our country and if we’re not, every last one of us, actively engaged and prepared to battle, then what is...

Tokyo Smog Stokes Fears of China's Spreading Pollution

Alarm is growing in Japan that neighboring China's jaw-dropping levels of air pollution may be wafting over the island nation.

Bolivia Establishes the World's Largest Protected Wetland

Bolivia's government has designated three new wetlands in the 'Llanos of Moxos', an area that represents the combined size of the Netherlands and Belgium, under the Ramsar Convention. Activists and...

China Pollution – Blame it on the World

A Chinese politician has blamed foreign countries’ consumption of China's exports for the environmental problems the country is facing. The Director of the Anhui Provincial Environmental Protection Authority accused foreigners...

Hello Spring, Goodbye Evil Eye

Μάρτης [el], мартеница [bg], мартинка [mk], mărțișor [ru]…however you call it, an ancient tradition [el] with multiple variations that takes place in the Balkans. So, weave your red-and-white threads for...

Myanmar: ‘Save Our Zoo’ Campaign

Arguing that it is already a health threat, the government of Myanmar wants to relocate the Yangon Zoological Gardens which has been a city landmark since 1906. Residents and netizens...

12,000 Dead Pigs, But Shanghai's Quiet

The number of dead pigs found in the Huangpu River has reached over 12,000, yet there have been no protests in Shanghai. Seeing Red in China explores why Shanghai's citizens remain...

Anti-Whaling Activists Hit a Nerve in Japan

Online commentary surrounding a collision between a Japanese harpoon ship and two vessels from the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd last month has offered a glimpse into the Japanese public's...

Japan's Jaded Public Pushes for Nuclear Truth Post-Fukushima

Two years after the powerful earthquake and resulting tsunami off the northeastern coast of Japan triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in what became the largest nuclear...

Skip the Cigarettes, Breathe in Beijing's Air

The former head of Google China and influential Micro-blogger Kai-Fu Lee posted[zh] to his 32 million fans on Sina Weibo an imaginary conversation between a Beijinger and a Shanghainese: Beijinger:...

Thousands of Dead Pigs Found Floating in Shanghai River

Thousands of dead pigs have been found floating in the Huangpu River, which flows through the middle of Shanghai. While the local authorities asserted that the dead pigs have not...

Beijing Air Pollution Satire Deleted

Green Patrol Cleans Up Slovakia

The area near the main train station in Bratislava doesn't look too neat [sk]. Nor do other neighborhoods. Some people refuse to accept it passively, however. Next month, the Green...

Greece: Corruption, Police State and Struggle in Skouries

Skouries residents, a region in Chalkidiki, Northern Greece, oppose against Canadian company Eldorado Gold, which obtained the Kakkavos Mountain gold mining rights through a controversial process. Netizens in solidarity play...

Uruguayans Push for Sustainable Transport

Uruguayan citizens collect over 10,000 signatures to pressure their government to provide adequate infrastructure for sustainable transport, starting with bicycle lanes. The initiative seeks to address the omission to consider...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site