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· August, 2013

Stories about Environment from August, 2013

29 August 2013

Ecuador Rallies in Defense of Yasuni National Park

Demonstrators demand that Yasuni National Park remain untouched nearly two weeks after President Correa announced the end of the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, which sought to avoid oil drilling in the park.

27 August 2013

Conference on Water Ends with ‘Empty Statements’ in Tajikistan

Tajikistan recently hosted an international conference on water. The event has failed to impress the country's social media users who believe that large summits are less effective than tangible efforts...

23 August 2013

A Disappearing Generation of Indigenous Children in Kerala, India

Thirty-five tribal children in Attappady, India have died so far this year due to malnutrition.

Citizens Concerned as Agrarian Strike Escalates in Colombia

The government and farmers have not reached an agreement following four days of protest. Citizens meanwhile show their concern and call for action.

21 August 2013

PHOTOS: Record High Floods in Philippine Capital

Tropical storm Trami struck the Philippines and caused massive flooding in Manila and nearby provinces. More than half a million persons were affected by the storm

16 August 2013

Amazon Reserve Opens for Oil Drilling, Ecuador's President Blames the World

Correa says that the world "has failed" Ecuador by not contributing to the initiative to protect part of the Yasuní National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

15 August 2013

Hong Kong's Land Expansion ‘Killing’ Local Fishing Industry

Hong Kong's fishermen have bore witness to the negative effects of Hong Kong's push to expand by filling in land from the surrounding ocean.

14 August 2013

Brazil's Urban Mobility Crisis

Searching for solutions which will improve urban mobility in Brazil, Luciane Salles writes about the lack of an effective national plan and the increase in individual transport.

11 August 2013

Sri Lanka: “We Asked for Water Tanks And They Sent Us War Tanks”

Soldiers called in to disperse the crowd protesting water contamination reportedly fired into the Church of St. Anthony as demonstrators sought shelter there.

10 August 2013

PHOTOS: Oil Spill in Thailand's Samet Island

Oil spill reached a popular tourist destination aside from causing marine pollution. Environment groups claimed there was little disclosure on the impact of the disaster

8 August 2013

Bangladesh Housing Project Flattens Flora and Fauna in Gazipur

The development near capital Dhaka destroyed the greenery and the ecology of 1,600 acres of agricultural lands, forests and water bodies.

6 August 2013

Macedonians Protest Clearing of Trees in Skopje

Like in nearby Turkey and Serbia, the protest that seemed to revolve around a few trees became something much more.

3 August 2013

Stop Black Sand Mining in Biodiverse, Idyllic Philippine Island!

Bloodied Dolphin Prop Gets Activists Kicked Out of Hong Kong Aquarium Protest

The demonstration at Hong Kong Ocean Park was part of the "Empty the Tanks" global day of protest against marine mammal captivity.

2 August 2013

News Websites Indicted over Land Grab Report

Brazil Accused of Railroading Indigenous Rights in Proposed Land Bill

Complementary Bill 227, brought to an emergency vote in the senate, will give Brazil the power to economically exploit indigenous lands in the Amazon.

1 August 2013

DREAM Helps Reduce AIDS Cases in Africa

An interview with Paola Germano, leader of Comunità di Sant'Egidio's DREAM programme in Africa. She explains why research has confirmed a reduction in AIDS cases in sub-saharan Africa.

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