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· October, 2013

Stories about Environment from October, 2013

Yemen: An Owl Outside My Window

  30 October 2013

Yemeni blogger Abdulkader Alguneid finds an owl outside his window: He tweets the rare occurrence: بومة كبيرة خلف زجاج نافذتي، 1.30 بعد منتصف الليل. A big Owl, behind my glass window, 1.30 am pic.twitter.com/19WjfUelQ0 — abdulkader alguneid (@alguneid) October 30, 2013

Tipaimukh Dam -A Threat To Nature And Native Culture

  25 October 2013

The Tipaimukh Dam in the Indian state of Manipur, has been planned for flood control and hydroelectric power production. However, In Search For Greener Partures blog reports that this dam will lead to severe changes in climate condition, affecting the livelihoods of over 20 million people in the lower riparian...

Thailand Shark Conservation Project

  20 October 2013

The Thailand eShark Project was launched in light of the reported 95 percent drop in shark sightings in Thailand. The Thailand eShark Project results will be used to bring awareness to declining shark populations in Thailand. Additionally to help improve protected marine park enforcement and reinforce the importance of no...

Sydney Bushfires Spark Climate Change Brawl

  19 October 2013

Takver Takvera examines the devastating spring bushfires in the Australian state of New South Wales that have destroyed nearly 200 homes so far on his Climate Citizen blog: Raging Bushfires surround Sydney with early start to Fire season: Is there a link and is it appropriate to air the debate...

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Massive Anti-Nuclear Protests Held in Tokyo

  15 October 2013

On October 13, 2013, thousands of people marched down the streets of Tokyo to protest against nuclear power. In a rally dubbed Goodbye Genpatsu [ja], Japanese people demanded the end of nuclear power plants and the use of more environmentally friendly sources of energy. Kenzaburo Oe, winner of the 1994...

Official Blames Chinese Cooking Style for Polluting Air

  14 October 2013

Zhao Huimin, director of the Beijing Foreign Affairs Office, was quoted in a T.V interview: Our Chinese cooking styles also contribute a lot to PM 2.5 density. We hope Beijing citizens corporate with us and work with the government to clean the air. Offbeat China wrote a round-up on Chinese...

Conserving South Asian River Dolphin in Bangladesh

  9 October 2013

Manish Datta, an EDGE fellow, is working to save the South Asian river dolphins in Bangladesh from a number of threats. In a blog he explains that a huge portion of the coastal people don’t even know that this is a species of dolphin and consume or kill them as...

Costa Rica's ‘Green Judges’ vs. Illegal Property Developers

  9 October 2013

In Culture Unplugged you can watch a short documentary called “Costa Rica, a Land for Sale“: Between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the smallest country in Central America is now the planet’s champion in biodiversity. However, for several years, the success of ecotourism has been driving Costa Rica...

Bangladesh’s New Flood Forecasting Website Provides Useful Data

  7 October 2013

The South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People blog reports that Bangladesh has come up a new website containing flood forecasting and warning information available from June 2013. The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre website caters some remarkable features to provide flood forecasting information to users in local language...

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Hong Kong: Say No to Ivory Trade and Crafts

  6 October 2013

A coalition of concerned individuals and NGOs, Hong Kong for Elephants, rallied on October 4 calling on the Hong Kong Government to destroy its entire stockpile of 25 tonnes of confiscated ivory.

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