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· November, 2007

Stories about Environment from November, 2007

Kuwait: Why Worry About the Environment?

“The country is literally screwed, so why would I worry about the environment if I had no future?” wonders blogger Error, from Kuwait.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Art in the Everyday

Thebookmann attends the launch of Jamaica-based artist Roberta Stoddart's exhibition, which “shows a body of work that deals with the subject of discomfort and unseen social obligations.”

Grenada: Walking Trees

Ever heard of trees that can walk? Free Spirit explains.

Hong Kong: Street Market Festival

The last open space wet market in Central Hong Kong is about to vanish because of urban development. Citizen reporter gumpz reports on the recent street market festival for saving...

China: Yangcheng Lake's Hairy Crab

Imagethief blogs about his recent trip to Yangcheng lake, a place where hairy crab is planted.

China: Child Labour?

The Opposite End of China criticizes the Congressional Executive Commission on China for putting cotton picking under the child labour section.

Ukraine: Multiple Disasters

Orange Ukraine posts a “Multiple Disaster Update” that covers Chernobyl, Kerch oil spill and the coal mine tragedy, and writes separately about the coalition-building and speaker-nominating “mess and disaster.”

Russia: Playing Monopoly

A short note on playing Monopoly in the former Soviet Union and Russia, at Robert Amsterdam's blog.

Brazil: Saving the rainforest and feeding more people

Would you like to hear a fascinating story on how indigenous tribes in Brazil have managed to make extremely fertile dark earth from nutrient-poor yellowish soils, and thus may represent...

Dominica: Cost of Living

Living Dominica thinks that the island has some of the highest prices in the Caribbean.

China: Bankrupt ant farmers prepare to protest

Shenyang was mobbed today with furious ex-ant farmers, former employees of Yilishen, a media darling and one of China's most well-known brands in the health supplement market, as the company...

Ukraine: Coalition and Other Matters

Orange Ukraine mentions that “NOVEMBER 23 is the new date when the coalition agreement between BYT and OU-PSD is expected to be signed” – and reports on plenty more things...

U.S., Ukraine: Holodomor Exhibit in NJ

Nash Holos writes about a Holodomor exhibit that has opened in New Jersey and includes “large scale reproductions of the lost diaries including one discovered just last year. These pages...

Armenia: Dark Years

Zarchka at Life Around Me says that former president Levon Ter Petrosian will always be synonymous with the days when Armenia had frequent power cuts. Indeed, she notes, rare power...

Ukraine: More on the Coal Mine Disaster

Foreign Notes writes about the government's reaction to the deadly accident at a coal mine in Donetsk region and translates an article on mismanagement of the mine.

Bangladesh: Farmers and the Cyclone

Bangladesh From Our View on the need for farmers to recover from the devastation caused by Cyclone Sidr.

Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela: Chavez at OPEC

Further Thoughts weighs in on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his open demonstration of religious fervour at the OPEC summit in Saudi Arabia.

Yemen: Indifferent to Weather Warnings

Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad notes that not many people respond to weather warnings in Yemen.

Ukraine: The Deadliest Coal Mine Accident

Ukrainiana reports on the deadly blast at the Zasyadka coal mine in Ukraine's Donetsk region (80 miners killed, 20 still missing) – and on Yukhym Zvyahylsky, the man who “controls”...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Christmas in the Air

Abeni sees signs that Christmas is coming…

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