Stories about Environment from September, 2013
Crowd-funding Revives Australian Climate Council After Government Axe
Following the axing of the Australian government Climate Commission it has been reborn as the not-for-profit Climate Council thanks to crowd-funding.
Russian News Websites Black Out to Protest Journalist's Arrest
A photographer was among the 30 activists arrested by Russian border guards on board Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise. His detention has riled up Russian journalists and other media figures.
Online Petition Got Sea Turtle Released in the Philippines
Captive sea turtle was used as photo-op to attract tourists. More than 1,500 signed petition to release the sea turtle.
Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake Kills Hundreds in Southeastern Pakistan
More than 327 people have been killed following a powerful earthquake that struck Balochistan Province on Tuesday.
Planned Olympic Canoe Racing Course Threatens Tokyo Park
Tokyo and the Japanese Olympic Committee plan to build the racing course in Kansai Rinkai Park, despite 25 years of concerted efforts there to restore its bio-diversity.
Indonesia’s Forestry Minister Upset Over Harrison Ford Interview
Harrison Ford conducted a 'tough' interview about Indonesia's forest situation which angered a government minister. Ford was accused of 'harassing' a state institution.
Jamaica: Art to Spark Discussion
A must-read post by Under the Saltire Flag, that delves into the difference between great poets and novelists, public art and the way in which Caribbean people interact with it.
90% of Madagascar Lives On Less Than Two Dollars a Day. Why?
This chapter of our analysis of the crisis in Madagascar discusses the under-covered causes of the economic decline of the island and the proposed solutions.
Global Voices Partners with InfoAmazonia
A new form of visualization of Global Voices stories about the Amazon rainforest is now available in the shape of a map of the website InfoAmazonia.org. Through the established content partnership, Info Amazonia's special interactive map is being updated with the latest citizen media stories by Global Voices about the Amazon in English,...
Brazilian Artists Unite to Save Lions in Kenya
Brazilian artists contribute their artwork to a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Ewaso Lions Project, dedicated to saving lions in Kenya.
Police Arrest Protesters Protecting Macedonian City Park from Destruction
The protests, which began a month ago, are against the construction of a government building in Bristol Park, one of the last remaining green spaces in Skopje.
A Positive Example of Community Farming in Mozambique
A positive example of a farming, savings and literacy community project in Mozambique was highlighted in the blog of the NGO Justiça Ambiental (Environmental Justice) following their visit to the community of Nacoma, about 83 km from the northern city of Nampula last July. Justiça Ambiental learned about the association's good practices...
Petition Call to Ban Ivory Trade in Hong Kong
Tom Grundy has more background about the local Hong Kong law on illegal ivory trade.
VIDEO: Exploring the Galapagos Islands with Google Maps
Google Maps has released a video on their trip “to collect 360-degree Street View imagery” of the Galapagos Islands. The blog Lat Long explains: The extensive Street View imagery of the Galapagos Islands will not only allow armchair travellers to experiences the islands from their desktop computer, but it will also play...
Fuel Price Increase Divides Malaysia
Critics fear it would lead to higher cost of living while some believe the increase is reasonable given that Malaysia has one of the lowest fuel prices in the world
Indigenous Demand Investigation into Massacre at Nacahuil, Guatemala
Gunmen killed 11 people and wounded 28 more over the weekend in a village near Guatemala City, where indigenous communities struggle to preserve their territory free from mining and militarization.
Egypt's #SpyDuck is Served for Dinner
A stork accused of being a duck and framed for espionage and arrested in Egypt has ended up as a meal for an Egyptian family.
New York Times Doesn't Understand Fukushima's Radiation Risks – Japanese Blogger
Mixing up "gamma radiation," which is highly penetrating and can travel deep into human tissue, with "beta radiation," which is lighter and not as penetrating, can mislead readers.
Haze Returns to Indonesia
The haze is back! Forest fires in Sumatra caused a thick haze to descend for several days in Indonesia and several parts of Malaysia last week
PHOTOS: Oil Spill Devastates Thousands of Fishermen in Cebu, Philippines
Oil spill from a sunken ship ruined the livelihood of several fishing villages. Residents used hair, coconut husks, chicken feathers to contain oil spill
Brazil's Occupy Cocó Park Fights to Save Nature Reserve from Construction
Construction of road overpasses over Fortaleza's Cocó Park kicked off with the destruction of almost 100 trees. The ensuing protests and police violence have thrust the park into the spotlight.