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· June, 2014

Stories about Environment from June, 2014

France Sees Escape From Russian Energy Dependence in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, wishing to reduce energy dependency on Russia, welcomes French president for talks.

Tajikistan's GBAO Region – an Incredible Place

In the last few weeks Global Voices has published and republished several articles about the unlawful arrest of our community member Alexander Sodiqov. Those pieces are here, here, here and...

The Story of Famine Refugees from Niger in Eastern Algeria

In the past few weeks, hundreds of Sub-Saharan immigrants from Mali or Niger have migrated to Algerian cities by the Eastern border. Liberté Algérie narrates the stories of those who made...

Stop Using Growth as an Excuse to Pollute, African Activists Say

The impact of 2014 World Environment Day on Africa: The need for growth on the continent does not absolve nations from protecting the earth, African advocates say.

Ending Illegal Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia

Daniel Besant of Southeast Asia Globe has interviewed photojournalist and activist Karl Ammann about the efforts to end the illegal wildlife trading in Southeast Asia: At the moment, I’m convinced...

9 Quietly Profound Photos From Kyrgyzstan That Foreshadow Central Asia's Water Wars

By 2030, nearly half the world’s population will inhabit areas of “high water stress."

The Impact of Climate Change on the Rural Population of Benin

Alain TOSSOUNON of Benin posted on the West African Network of Journalists for water and sanitation (WASH) blog  a summary of the report on the evaluation of post disaster needs...

Fighting for the Human Right to Water in Mexico City

Access to water is a fundamental right in Mexico and several initiatives are being discussed to ensure that right.

Kazakhstan Has an Antelope That Can Predict the World Cup Winner (or Does It?)

Kazakhstan's most mischievous satirical blog, Kazaxia, is up to its old tricks again, reporting on the saiga antelope that has potentially ruined bookmakers worldwide by predicting the winner of the 2014...

Caribbean: The Gender of Hurricanes

Are hurricanes named after women more deadly than those with masculine names? Abeng News Magazine looks at the evidence.

This Photo From a “Litter Island” is Appalling

Rut Abrain [es], biologist and the author behind Esturirafi [es], shares her concern for the plastic islands, caused by wasted materials from human populations. The note [es] mentions the problems...

Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level: The Caribbean on World Environment Day

In the future, Caribbean islands could theoretically be a thing of the past unless the world starts to take climate change seriously. Regional bloggers speak out on World Environment Day.

It's a Risky Business, But Russians Are Fighting For Their Environment

Despite of risks ranging from physical violence to legal prosecution, Russians are engaging in environmental activism in numbers—and with a level of sophistication—never seen before.

An App to Help with Natural Disasters in the Caribbean

Hill 60 Bump blogs about a free new smartphone application for Android and iPhone, CaribWatch, which offers emergency alerts and supports relief efforts after natural disasters in the region.

It Never Rains in Central Asia, But When it Does, it Pours

May 30-31 saw flash floods and wild winds come to Central Asia, exposing the region's creaking Soviet-era infrastructure and causing the tragic death of a man in Kyrgyzstan.

Reusing Tin Cans

Would you like to know how to reuse tin cans? Rut de Esturirafi explains [es] how to make out of them very decorative vases for flowers, with photos to make...

Caribbean: Hurricane Season is Here

Whether you believe in climate change and its possible effects on the weather, you need to be prepared… Abeng News Magazine reminds us that today is the official start of...

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