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· June, 2010

Stories about Environment from June, 2010

Taiwan: “When the Excavators Came to the Rice Fields”

Now occupying only 1.8% of total GDP in Taiwan, no one can deny that local agriculture has lost its once highly-respected status and is almost dying under many political decisions...

Mexico: 300,000 Tons of Electronic Waste

Mexico produces about 300,000 tons of electronic waste each year. According to Pepe Flores [es], Mexico is behind in legislating on this issue and warns that the electronic residue presents...

Peru: Oil Spill in Rio Marañon

Globalizado [es] reports on an oil spill in Rio Marañon in the Loreto region of Peru; the river is the only source of water for 28 native communities. The post also...

Haiti: Farmers fighting against Monsanto's seeds

Espas Ayisyen Toulouse republishes [Fr] Haitian Peasant Movement of Papaye‘s (PMP) official declaration after their long demonstration against the deal between the Haitian Government and the American firm Monsanto, to...

East Timor: Expansion of the Energy Sector under Discussion

The past months have revealed serious tensions between Timorese leaders, Australia, and Woodside Petroleum, a multinational company hoping to profit from new petroleum resources in Timorese and Australian territory. At...

Colombia: Beauty Queen falls from Molested Mare

Diarionocturno brings us citizen video from a regional Colombian parade: Keeping calm was impossible for this beauty queen in Andalucia, Colombia as the mare she was riding during a festival...

Singapore: Government steps up anti-littering drive

Despite the strict laws against littering in Singapore, the number of offenders still went up in recent years prompting the government to intensify its anti-litter campaign. A more aggressive shame...

Brazil: Fire in Rio de Janeiro Mobilizes Online Campaign

One of the city’s postcards, the Lagoa neighborhood, was victim of a huge fire at Morro dos Cabritos, an area of Atlantic Rainforest. Soon a campaign against the release of...

Peru: Southern Peru on Strike Reclaiming Gas

A 24-hour strike in protest of the Camisea gas export took place in various departments of southern Peru. The villagers complained about the gas moving abroad, while they have a...

Puerto Rico: Students Clean University Campus as a way of Celebrating Victory

University of Puerto Rico students’ campaign to clean up the campus and start community vegetable garden projects with the neighboring Rio Piedras kicked off earlier this week, days before they...

Remembering the 1969 Singapore great flood

As parts of Singapore were submerged in floodwaters a few days ago, The Long and Winding Road recalls the great flood of 1969 in Singapore.

Zimbabwe: MPs key suppliers of fuel on black market

Dydimus reports that government officials in Zimbabwe and Members of Parliament are key suppliers of fuel on the black market

Bangladesh: Save Dhaka Now

Anwarul Kabir at Mukto Mona blog analyzes Dhaka's unplanned growth which is causing many dire consequences like water-logging, pollution, changes in hydro-geological system, and building collapse.

Jamaica, Barbados, U.S.A.: Unstoppable Spill?

Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish doubts that President Obama “is getting good advice when so much information is out there about grave concerns from scientists about whether this oil leak can...

Poland-Norway: EEA & Norway Grants

Polandian comments on how Norway supports various socio-economic projects in Poland and other Eastern and Central European states by its EEA & Norway Grants.

Cuba, U.S.V.I.: Oil Spill Effects

As Cuba readies itself to face the effects of the BP oil spill, News of St. John wonders whether the Virgin Islands will be next and Pancier's Photo Blog declares:...

India: Bhopal Gas Tragedy Tweets

Offstumped lists some important 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy related tweets.

Uzbekistan: Aral Gas

Michael Hancock writes that the international consortium consisting of state-run Uzbekneftegaz, LUKoil Overseas, Petronas, Korea National Oil Corporation, and China National Petroleum Corporation found gas in the Uzbek part of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Watchful Eye

This Beach Called Life is keeping a close eye on the weather.

India: EcoFestival 2010

Alexandra at India Climate Solutions writes about the EcoFestival 2010 which took place in New Delhi recently. The festival is aimed at “creating greater awareness, interest and actions to mitigate...

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