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· June, 2014

Stories about Environment from June, 2014

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 here. But the Pamir region (known administratively as Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, or GBAO) where Alex was conducting academic research is not...

Ending Illegal Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia

  21 June 2014

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 that 90% of what’s being done in Southeast Asia is window dressing and lip service. Making pronouncements, signing MOUs [Memoranda...

The Impact of Climate Change on the Rural Population of Benin

  17 June 2014

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 in Benin after the recent major floods. The disaster caused the death of nearly fifty people and caused damage estimated...

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

  12 June 2014

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 World Cup in Brazil with its timeless steppe wisdom. As Kazaxia writes: A shaman contacted kazaxia about the psychic saiga – it...

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This Photo From a “Litter Island” is Appalling

  8 June 2014

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 this causes to the environment: [Los] plásticos se degradan y se convierten en fragmentos más y más pequeños. Los animales...

Reusing Tin Cans

  1 June 2014

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 the explanation easier. This post was part of the fourth #LunesDeBlogsGV [Monday of blogs on GV] on May 26, 2014.

Caribbean: Hurricane Season is Here

  1 June 2014

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 the Atlantic Caribbean Hurricane Season.

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