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· February, 2014

Stories about Environment from February, 2014

26 February 2014

Mushrooms, France's Latest Food Trend

Like wine or seasonal fruit and veg, mushrooms are highly valued both in the mind and on the plate, associated with a better lifestyle and local produce.

20 February 2014

“They Fell Our Souls and Memory”: Felling of Trees Draws Anger in Tajikistan

Whenever the authorities in Dushanbe launch a redevelopment project, they start by felling trees. Over the last decade, Tajikistan's capital has lost thousands of trees.

19 February 2014

Toilets Should Not Be Emptied by Humans Say Indian Sanitation Laws

Despite the Indian government's stringent anti-manual scavenging law, the practice continues to flourish in pockets of India. A group of bloggers go on a field visit to find out more.

China: A Survey of City Pollution

18 February 2014

Adapting to Extreme Climate Change in Mali and Madagascar

Climate change has already had a dramatic impact on the economy of two downtrodden countries

14 February 2014

Ending Illegal Logging and Launching Forest Carbon Credits in Madagascar

‘Dolphin’ Marriage Proposal in the Philippines Angers Animal Rights Activists

Many Filipinos did not find it romantic to use a dolphin in a marriage proposal. Environmentalists described it as vandalism, unethical, and plain cruelty to animals

13 February 2014

Argentina's Polar Bear ‘Arturo’ Will Stay at the Mendoza Zoo

After a medical evaluation, Arturo the polar bear will stay in Argentina. The people of Mendoza and different organizations demand better conditions for him.

12 February 2014

Controversial Sindh Festival Accused of Risking Ancient Ruins for Flashy Kickoff

The festival celebrating the rich and vast cultural heritage of Sindh drew ire from some for its decision to hold the theatrical opening ceremony at the ancient ruins of Mohenjo-daro.

An “Increasingly Uncertain” Future for Central Asia's Fergana Valley

VIDEOS: Argentina's Melting Pot of Culinary Traditions

A large diversity of migrants in Argentina allows us to enjoy a wide array of international dishes often shared in feasts for the various immigrant communities throughout the country.

9 February 2014

India's Solar Vision Promises Clean Energy And Happy Farmers

The Indian government is aiming to replace 26 million diesel-powered groundwater pumps with more efficient solar-powered irrigation models. The country also plans to build the world's largest solar power plant.

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