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· March, 2010

Stories about Environment from March, 2010

Ghana: Blogging for World Water Day

World Water Day is a day observed on March 22 since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared March, 22 as World Day for Water. Jemila Wunpini Abdulai, an...

Ghana: Do Ghana's oil fields belong to Ivory Coast?

A dispute that could break out between Ghana and neighboring Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast is reportedly laying claims to portions of the huge oil wealth in the deep waters of...

Zimbabwe: Farmers Field Day

Cormac watches as farmers in Gokwe North in central Zimbabwe take part in an old tradition in rural Zimbabwe called Field Day

Madagascar Update: Death Toll from Tropical Storm Hubert now at 78

Tomavana writes that official report have raised the death toll from Tropical Storm Hubert in Madagascar from 36 last week to 78 and affected 145,000 people.  He adds that health experts...

Ukraine: Tons of Fish Die; Fishing Enthusiasts Start Grassroots Campaign

Hundreds of tons of fish were trapped and crushed to death by the ice, after Ukrainian authorities abruptly lowered the level of water in the Kyiv Reservoir. A group of...

Haiti: World Water Day

Haiti Innovation blogs about World Water Day 2010.

Trinidad & Tobago: Red Earth

MEP Caribbean Publishers has the scoop on Trinidad and Tobago's Red Earth Eco Arts Festival, which, in commemoration of World Environment Day, plans to focus the spotlight on the country's...

Cuba: Feeling the Tremors

Cuban bloggers report on the earthquake tremors that hit the island two days ago.

Best of Blogs Awards: Don't forget to vote!

The international Best of Blogs Awards, organized by Deutsche Welle, have entered the final voting phase. You may now vote online until April 14, 2010, for your favorite blog(s) in...

Lebanon: Environmental Awarness

Emir Bachir discusses Lebanon’s environment which he believes is in free fall and posts a list of priorities that need urgent attention.

Malaysia: What's The Real Deal With Palm Oil?

Palm oil has become the target of criticism from environmentalists and green activists in recent years. Daniel Chandranayagam sums up the issues surrounding the impact of palm oil production in...

Russia: “Battle for Khimki Forest”

A detailed account of the ongoing “battle for Khimki Forest” – by Yevgeniya Chirikova at OpenDemocracy.net: “The plan to construct a section of the new Moscow-St.Petersburg motorway through the legally-protected...

China: Urban Villages

Maryannodonnell explains how “urban villages” appears in city, like Shenzhen, as a result of development and the negotiation of space between “farmers” and “city people”.

Global: Furs And Fashion

Last month the fashion world went literally “wild” during the unveiling of fall collections. They had models strutting the catwalk in so much fur, it was scary enough to make...

Slovenia: Minister arrested by police

Sleeping with Pengovsky comments on the recent arrest of Slovenia's minister of agriculture by the country's National Bureau of Investigation.

Bangladesh: Climate Change

Anirvan Chatterjee at Year Of No Flying lists six things you need to know about Bangladesh regarding climate change.

Ukraine: Differing views of the Orange revolution

The Ivanov Report presents a very critical comment on an essay about the Orange revolution by Keith Gessen in The New Yorker.

Saudi Arabia to mark Earth Hour

“On March 27, Saudi Arabia will take part in Earth Hour by switching off power for an hour,” announced the SaudiEmbassyUSA on Twitter.

Bahamas: Natural Energy?

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith wonders whether natural gas can solve the country's power problem.

Ecuador: The Yasuni-ITT Initiative

In 2007, the Ecuadorian government unveiled the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, which would call for the oil reserves found in the Yasuni National Park to remain underground in exchange for compensation from...

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