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· May, 2011

Stories about Environment from May, 2011

18 May 2011

Brazil: Alert as 473% jump in deforestation is confirmed

Chile: Massive Protests Continue Against Hidroaysén Power Station

After the approval of the construction of the Hidroaysén hydrolectric power station in the Aysén region of the Patagonia of Chile on May 9, 2011, there have been many protests...

Ethiopia: Are “Land Grab” Deals a Path to Food Security?

The push by multinational corporations and foreign governments in recent years to obtain fertile land in African countries, such as Ethiopia, has spurred debate. Will the move will lead to...

16 May 2011

Chileans Bang Pots and Pans in Protest Against Hidroaysen Dam

Chile: Citizens Reject the Hidroaysen Dam Project

On Monday, May 9, a project to construct a hydroelectric dam called Hidroaysén was approved amid a tense atmosphere marked by about 1,000 people demonstrating outside the place where the...

15 May 2011

Japan: No Nuke Art

11 May 2011

Slovakia: Second-Class Customers

Even though customers might expect products from the same brand to be of the same quality worldwide, regional differences in quality and price do exist, depending on whether the products...

Chile: Police Clash With Protesters in Demonstration Against Hydroelectric Dam

10 May 2011

Bieber Fever Hits Brunei

Justin Bieber had sold out concerts in several Southeast Asian countries but it seems he missed out Brunei. And this prompted Bieber fans in Brunei to use the Internet via...

East Timor: An Alternative Reading of the Human Development Report

Iran: Dogs Arrested (Again)

Iranian security forces are back in the streets for a sequel to their infamous action of 2007: arresting dogs. Iran's government considers keeping pet dogs un-Islamic, but has mostly tolerated...

Global Blogging Competition on Water Issues

The European Journalism Centre has launched a three month international blogging competition focusing on water issues called TH!NK5. Bloggers from 40 different countries joined the contest, aiming to win the...

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