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· December, 2010

Stories about Environment from December, 2010

COP16: Conclusions from Young Trackers

Young trackers from the Adopt a Negotiator Project blogged throughout COP16, United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Cancún, Mexico. These were some of their concluding statements and...

Bangladesh: Power Crisis – Facts and Figures

Jyoti Rahman at Drishtipat Writers’ Collective offers some facts and figures pertaining to the ongoing power crisis in Bangladesh.

Colombia: Gramalote Town Evacuated After Heavy Rains, Sentenced to Disappear

Albeiro Rodas reports that “a Colombian village, Gramalote in North Santander, is being swallowed by the earth. Another chapter of the tragic 2010 winter in Colombia. […] Most of the...

Bolivia: Drought Kills Llamas

This year, as in recent years, llamas are dying as a result of the drought affecting the Altiplano region of Bolivia. The blogger AngelCaido shares [es] news articles, photos and...

Venezuela: Farmers in Santa Barbara del Zulia Rebel Against Expropriations

The Devil's Excrement reports that farmers from Santa Barbara del Zulia have rebelled against the expropriation of 47 farms: “[T]he farmers and cattlemen and their workers have decided this time...

Dominica: Authentic Craft

Dominica Weekly is proud of its craftspeople, saying: “Dominica is ahead of the game when it comes to authentic art and craft.”

Lebanon: Billboards After the Storm

Beirut Drive-by Shooting, a blog specialized in photographing billboards around Lebanon, has images of the devastating effect that the storm which hit Lebanon last week had on some billboards.

Laos: Rural electrification program

Alfredo Bano Leal blogs about the rural electrification program in Laos

East Timor: Unsafe oil power project

La'o Hamutuk reports that the construction of an oil power plant in East Timor is encountering many problems. It observed that the project is characterized by “bad planning, dubious procurement...

Tweet Photos of South Korea on Cold Snap

A cold snap has lingered in South Korea for several days now, marking the lowest temperatures of this winter. Twitterer @Ssanmart, in line with other Twitterers, shared how cold the weather is...

Ghana: Ghana's First Oil: A Blessing or Curse?

Is oil a blessing or curse for Ghana?: “Do you see the first Oil as a blessing or a curse to Ghana? Do you think, Ghana is fortunate in terms...

Guyana: Time for Snow?

Guyana-Gyal thinks that snow is beautiful, but according to her best friend, “There is only one place from which to view snow. The tropics.”

Brazil: Key player at COP 16 but bad example at home?

In Cancún, there is great deal of expectation towards the Brazilian delegation. Meanwhile, back in Brazil, the new Forestry Code proposal suddenly made its way back to the National Congress...

Ghana: Let oil flow, let it flow, let it flow

Oil production started today in Ghana: “Today oil in large commercial quantities starts to flow for the first time in Ghana. There's a big ceremony full of pomp and pageantry...

Israel: The Land of Fire and Ice

Severe winter storms hit most of Israel this week with strong winds, rain and snowstorms causing country-wide havoc. In the North, the Hermon Mountain was blanketed with more snow than...

Brazil: WikiLeaks and the Pre-Salt Oil Exploration

A WikiLeaks cable revealed that the former Brazilian presidential opposition candidate, José Serra, held talks with the Director of Business Development and Government Relations of Chevron, Patrícia Pradal, to benefit...

Russia: Too Warm in the World's Coldest Place

eYakutia reports on the abnormally “warm weather” in Oymyakon, “the world’s coldest inhabited place”: just -20 ºC/-4 ºF, “the heat record of the Siberian winter.”

Ukraine: Chernobyl Tourism

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe posts a list of errors in the AP story on Chernobyl tourism, supplied by Michael Forster Rothbart, and quotes “a friend in Kyiv who operates one...

Syria: Let It Snow!

It's been a whirlwind week of weird weather for much of the Levant, as relieving rains and surprise snows blanket the landscape. In the Syrian capital, the streets are covered...

Guyana: Sun/Rain Love

Guyana-Gyal blogs beautifully about the relationship between sun and rain.

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