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· December, 2007

Stories about Environment from December, 2007

Environment: How would Green Tax in SA be implemented?

Carl of Greencars asks ‘South Africa’s Green Tax – how’s it going to be implemented?’, saying “Government needs to apply the carrot AND the stick when persuading car buyers to...

Environment: The story of Stuff

Black looks posts a video showing the story of stuff, she notes “90% of the stuff consumed in the US is trashed within six months – now that is truly...

China: Xiamen PX

ESWN translated an article from Southern Weekend which described in detail the negotiation among governments, Xiamen people and business over the Xiamen PX project.

Armenia: Hiking in the Mountains

Armenia and me posts a photograph and an account of a recent hiking trip in the snow covered mountains north of the Armenian capital.

Kazakhstan: New Pipeline, a Putin's Victory

Steve LeVine reports that Vladimir Putin won another round in the European pipeline war, as Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan signed a final agreement agreeing to build a new natural gas pipeline...

Dubai: New Smoking Regulations

Farrukh Ahmed writes about new smoking regulations in Dubai.

Barbados, Jamaica: Navel String

“Dirt under the nails is a good thing”: Living in Barbados blogs about an interesting Jamaican tradition and the joys of being close to the earth.

Panama: A Look at How Coffee is Picked and Processed

The Boquete Guide provides a look at how coffee is manually picked and processed in Panama.

Trinidad & Tobago: Wet Christmas?

Now is Wow is dreaming of a wet Christmas.

China: Sobbing without tears

A land thirsty for water is calling for help. How many more villages would die out due to the drought? How much more land would be eroded, even buried by...

Kazakhstan: The country's strike-back

Ben reviews the developments in Kazakhstan in 2007, focusing on the energy issues and Kazakh government's rising resource nationalism.

Kyrgyzstan: Manas Petroleum

Ben reports that a Kyrgyz company is getting involved in the oil business in Kyrgyzstan and Albania.

Tajikistan: Hydropower Delayed

Bboyd reports that the launch of Tajikistan’s big hydropower plant is delayed again due to lack of concrete deliveries.

Kuwait: Good Morning

From Kuwait, Fonzy has had a good morning – and here's the photograph as proof.

Kazakhstan: Zebra Mussels Invade U.S.

Steve LeVine says that communities around the U.S. are in a panic over the creeping invasion of a native Caspian Sea mollusk called the Zebra Mussel, which had been first...

China: Pollution map of China released

Just days after organizers of next year's Beijing Olympics say the games might need to be rescheduled due to harmful pollution levels, prominent environmentalists release their China Air Pollution Map,...

Nicaragua: Mombacho Volcano Memories

Nicaragua de Mis Recuerdos [es] reminisces about the “charming” Mombacho volcano in Nicaragua.

Trinidad & Tobago: Dancing Bamboo

Now Is Wow creates some interesting effects with her camera, bamboo and natural light.

Bahrain: A tenfold increase in population?!

This time the roundup from Bahrain covers three weeks. We have frustration on every front, unfortunately: frustration with being surrounded by apathy and ignorance, with being a teenager, and with...

Kenya: 2007 Kenya predictions reviewed

Bankelele reviews 2007 predictions about Kenya: “In November 2006, I wrote some predictions in the Business Post December 2006/January 2007 issue, in which I put forward ideas, expectations, and wishful...

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