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· September, 2013

Stories about Environment from September, 2013

28 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

RuNet Echo

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.

27 September 2013

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.

26 September 2013

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.

25 September 2013

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.

24 September 2013

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.

19 September 2013

Jamaica: Art to Spark Discussion

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...

16 September 2013

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

10 September 2013

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.

8 September 2013

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.

3 September 2013

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.

2 September 2013

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

1 September 2013

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

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