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· October, 2013

Stories about Environment from October, 2013

Yemen: An Owl Outside My Window

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...

From Fiji to Italy, Global Eco-Tourism Communities Blossom

TribeWanted has developed a model for self-sustainable eco-retreats that are co-funded by members and operated together with locals at a growing number of worldwide locations.

Mapping Recent Reports Of Dengue Fever In India

Vidyut at Aam Janata blog has created a map of the Dengue outbreak in India from various reports published in print media in the last couple of months.

VIDEO: The Human Cost of Development in India

A proposed steel plant is threatening the homes and livelihoods of residents in Jagatsinghapur, India. Activists are fighting an uphill battle against the governments and company behind the project.

Tipaimukh Dam -A Threat To Nature And Native Culture

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...

Wearing Putin's Insult as the Badge of Honor

The Greenpeace activists locked up in Murmansk may be suffering the worst luck of anyone in the ongoing scandal surrounding Russia's Arctic drilling, but they aren't the only ones hurting.

92 Countries Sign Minamata Convention to Prevent Mercury Poisoning

The Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global legally binding instrument on mercury was adopted in Minamata, Japan. The city known for tragedy now hopes to be known for solutions.

Thailand Shark Conservation Project

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...

Sydney Bushfires Spark Climate Change Brawl

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...

Gift from French Investing Group Bolloré to Ivorian University Stirs Controversy

French investing group Bolloré [fr] made a donation of 6 electric buses to the University of Felix Houphouët Boigny at Cocody in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The first two buses were...

Ecuadorian Women March in Defense of the Amazon

Women leaders from various communities in the Amazon have participated in a "Mobilization for Life" to show their opposition to the president's decision to suspend the environmental Yasuní-ITT initiative.

Massive Anti-Nuclear Protests Held in Tokyo

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...

Official Blames Chinese Cooking Style for Polluting Air

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...

Hundreds of Earthquakes on Catalan Coast Stir Protests Against Gas Company

Over 300 microtremors hit the northern area of Valencia and southern Catalonia. The quakes could be related to the activities of a controversial natural gas company called the Castor Project.

Earthquake Spurs Tsunami of Tweets in Trinidad & Tobago

If social media had a Richter scale, comments about the earthquake that struck last night would have registered high, judging from the timelines of Twitter and Facebook users.

The Castor Project Causes Seismic Movements on the Spanish Coast

The tremors may have been caused by injecting gas in an undersea reservoir that the corporation Castor project manages.

China's Air Pollution Monitoring Network: Too Little, Too Late?

Heavy smog descended on Beijing and the surrounding area over the recent week-long holiday, pressuring Chinese authorities to unveil a pollution monitoring system. Netizens were not satisfied.

Conserving South Asian River Dolphin in Bangladesh

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...

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

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...

Bangladesh’s New Flood Forecasting Website Provides Useful Data

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...

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