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· December, 2014

Stories about Environment from December, 2014

COP20: Responsibilities of Capitalism On Climate Change

More Than 120,000 Evacuated as Malaysia Hit by Worst Flooding in Decades

Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Malaysia's eastern states. Netizens used social media to monitor impact of the flood disaster and to coordinate relief efforts.

How to Reduce the Production of CO2 in Daily Life?

One Dead, Dozens Injured as Myanmar Farmers Continue to Oppose Chinese Copper Mine Project

Clashes over a controversial mining project in Myanmar have claimed the life of a 56-year-old farmer and protester, who reportedly died after being shot in the head by police.

VIDEO: How Palm Oil is Causing Environmental Destruction in Indonesia

Have the Japanese Become ‘Numb’ to Earthquakes?

Following a strong 6.8 earthquake in November, Twitter users noticed that the Japanese seemed to brush it off easily, only three years after the 3.11 Tohoku Triple Disaster killed thousands.

What the Global Climate Movement Can Learn From Latin America

"Latin America has this huge movement which often doesn’t call itself the climate movement, but what they are doing is completely a part of the struggles against climate change."

Thousands Flood Lima's Streets in Largest-Ever Latin American Climate March

Indigenous communities, farmers, workers, miners, youth groups as well as faith groups marched side by side in Lima to call for a "system change, not climate change". Take a look.

Massive Oil Spill Threatens Bangladesh's Sundarbans

Protesters are demanding a stronger government response. Absent effective government measures, however, Bangladesh will have to keep relying on civil society and volunteers in this environmental disaster.

Gezi's Echo and the Battle for Public Spaces in Turkey

On December 13, Istanbul hosted Turkey's first Radical Democracy Urban Encounter. The forum is likely to become a focal point for people wanting to reclaim Turkey's politicised public spaces.

Brazil Plans to Help Other Countries Fight Amazon Deforestation

The Brazilian government announced a plan during COP 20 in Lima, Peru, to implement monitoring systems in the other Amazon countries.

Lima Offers a Space for Reflection on Climate Change With the People's Summit

For Peru, Greenpeace Pulled an Unforgivable Stunt at Their 1,500 Year-old Nazca Lines Site

A message left by Greenpeace at the site of the historic Nazca Lines to be seen by leaders gathering at UN climate talks in Peru has sparked wide outrage.

Southeast Asia's Tigers Are in Desperate Need of Saving

Forest loss and poaching have led to the decline in the number of wild tigers. Organizations are fighting to bring them back from the brink.

Drones Flying Over Nuclear Power Stations in France Raise Concerns

Internet users in France are worried that a series of drone sightings above French nuclear power sites suggests an unacknowledged national security vulnerability.

Video: Amazon Indigenous Tribe Protests Hydroelectric Dam Construction

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Japan's Long Winter Has Only Just Begun

Winter conditions normally seen in February are hitting Japan, making for hazardous driving conditions, excellent television of wind-driven storm surges, and snowy landscapes.

Historic Church Building Razed in Trinidad & Tobago Is ‘Still Worth Saving’

"no understanding of culture and history... no joy and awe for the hand made building and the sweat and tears of our ancestors..."

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