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· July, 2013

Stories about Environment from July, 2013

26 July 2013

Brazil's Indigenous Demand ‘No More Dams’

After the release of scientists kidnapped by the Mundurukus last June, the Brazilian government agreed to meet the indigenous and listen to their claims.

23 July 2013

Radio Vieques to Heal Puerto Rican Island Following Years of Bombing Exercises

The island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, suffered over 60 years of use as a United States Navy military base and an area for bombing exercises.

22 July 2013

Chile: Firewood Prohibition Decree Freezes Temuco

Residents of Temuco, Chile, have protested an emergency decree that bans the use of firewood to provide heating in the middle of the winter.

Fukushima: No Place Like Home

PHOTO: Fishing in the Polluted Waters of Manila Bay

19 July 2013

Residents Oppose Coal Project in Southern Philippine City

Coal plant could also undermine Davao City’s reputation as Southeast Asia’s first smoke-free city.

17 July 2013

Thousands in China's Guangzhou Rally Against Trash Incinerator Plan

Residents of Shiling town in China’s southern Guangzhou province took to the streets over pollution fears.

16 July 2013

South Korea's Ex-President Accused of Lying Over Four Major Rivers Project

Civic groups say the project will cause irreversible harm to the environment by blocking water flow and meddling with the ecosystem.

Protests Crush Nuclear Complex Plans in Southern China

But is this victory temporary? Some worry the project may pop-up in another densely populated area.

15 July 2013

Riau, Indonesia: ‘Ground Zero’ of Southeast Asia Haze

The deadly haze which swept Singapore and some parts of Malaysia this year was caused by the forest fires in Riau, Indonesia. Naturally, it attracted significant mainstream media attention but...

13 July 2013

China's Jiangmen Residents Protest Against Uranium Plant

Several hundred residents in Jiangmen, a city near China’s southern Guangzhou, took to the street to protest against a planned uranium processing plant on July 12, 2013.

12 July 2013

New Sugar Cane Farming Bill in Brazil Threatens Amazon

Brazil has passed a law authorizing the cultivation of sugar cane for the first time in areas of the Amazon forest and surrounding wetlands and savanna, causing concern among environmentalists.

Outcry Over Hush-Hush Nuclear Plans in Southern China

A complex of nuclear fuel facilities has been quietly planned in Heshan in China's southern Guangdong province, unleashing a wave of anger among Web users over the hush-hush nature of...

10 July 2013

Serbia Rises to Save 600-Year-Old Oak Tree

As a plan to remove Istanbul's Gezi park sparked a mass uprising in Turkey in recent weeks, the people of Serbia were faced with a similar fight. A planned highway...

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