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· March, 2014

Stories about Environment from March, 2014

31 March 2014

Manga “1F” Takes You Inside Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Geo-Mapping Tools and Data Analysis Redefine Reporting in Africa

Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism and Land Quest investigate environment and development issues.

30 March 2014

Pandas Steal Spotlight from Taiwan's Endangered Formosan Bears

Some worry Taiwan is promoting pandas, a species native to mainland China, more than the country's own Formosan black bears.

26 March 2014

The Night the Lights Went Out in Jamaica: Politician Freed of Corruption Charges

The dropping of charges against a former minister of Parliament in a corruption scandal involving the distribution of light bulbs, has Jamaicans discussing whether the judicial system has a bias.

21 March 2014

Smog Insurance China's Latest Air Pollution Band-Aid

Smog insurance, the first of its kind, is targeting travelers and local residents of seven cities in China. Some cities have been plagued by smog for years.

18 March 2014

Riau Forest Fire Triggers Worst Indonesia Haze Pollution

Forest fires have intensified this month in western Indonesia which caused the worst haze pollution in the country. The haze also affected Singapore and Malaysia.

16 March 2014

PHOTOS: Birdwatching in Southern Philippines

Birdwatching is more fun than Tweeting. Check out some of the wild birds from the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Keep on birding!

15 March 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH370 Mystery Fuels Conspiracy Theories

After a week of waiting for answers in the disappearance of flight MH370 and its 239 occupants, conspiracy theories have cropped to fill the void about what happened.

12 March 2014

The Land of Fires, Italy's “Gateway to Hell”

For years the land between Naples and Caserta has been used for the illegal dumping of dangerous waste products that are poisoning the environment and causing tumours.

11 March 2014

Russia's Crackdown Ahead of Crimea's Referendum

RuNet Echo

Amidst the crackdown, eyes now turn to March 15, when Muscovites will demonstrate against Russian intervention in Ukraine, a day before Crimean voters decide between secession and expanded autonomy.

10 March 2014

Peru Considers Eliminating Environmental Impact Studies for Oil Exploration

The announcement by the Minister of Energy and Mines that oil exploration activities would no longer require environmental impact studies has surprised Peruvian environmentalists. Experts are mostly against it.

8 March 2014

China to Test Drones to Combat Smog Problem

"I am afraid this method does little to tackle the problem. Throughout history, China has only been met with failure when it tried to combat nature."

3 March 2014

Expensive Plants for a Poor Country: Tajikistan Spends Millions on Belgian Trees

Tajikistan where more than a third of the population is poor has spent 4,5 million US dollars on chestnut trees for the capital city.

“It Ain't Easy Being Indian” in the USA

Funding Challenges for Scientific Research in France, African Countries

Funding for research is wanting worldwide.What is the impact of the stagnation on the economy and where are the solutions

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