· November, 2011

Stories about Environment from November, 2011

Peru: Reflecting on Anti-Mining Protests

  16 November 2011

Peruvian bloggers reflect on recent protests and social conflicts related to environmental problems caused by mining, and the influence these problems might have on the future actions of the government of President Ollanta Humala.

Brazil: Online Campaign to Protect Xingu Against Belo Monte

  16 November 2011

A new movement called Gota D'Água (Drop of Water) [pt] has launched an online campaign to discuss Brazil's energy planning through the analysis of the Belo Monte dam project. The campaign includes a video featuring public figures and a petition, that has already gathered 1923 signatures, to be handed over...

Brazil: Student Assaulted While Protesting in Brasília

  15 November 2011

Rosangela Basso, from the blog Maria da Penha Neles, posted a series of pictures and a video of a sociology student from the University of Brasília (UnB) being assaulted by security guards at the Federal Senate while protesting against the new Forestry Code.

Australia: Historic New Carbon Price Law Divides Nation

  14 November 2011

The Australian Federal Parliament finally passed the contentious Clean Energy Bill on 8 November 2011. The legislation introduces a carbon price of $A 23 per tonne from July 2012, leading to an emissions trading scheme (cap and trade) after 3 years. Online reactions are mixed

India: Jim Corbett Museum

  14 November 2011

As a part of the Club Mahindra Bloggers Trip, Anu Shankaran went to the Corbett National Park and the Jim Corbett Museum and posts a photo essay. Jim Corbett was a British-Indian hunter of man-eating tigers and leopards, conservationist, naturalist, photographer and author.

Puerto Rico: Documentary on Activists in Defense of the Beaches

  13 November 2011

The filmmaker Juan C. Dávila presents the documentary “Compañeros de Lucha,” [es] about the activists who have been camping in the Isla Verde beach, in San Juan, in protest against a development to be built in public lands. The activists want to raise consciousness about the possible threat this project represents for...

India: The Plights Of The Citizens Of Bhopal

  11 November 2011

Proloy Bagchi, a retired government official from Bhopal, writes about the citizens of Bhopal who are suffering from the degradation of environment due to massive construction works and cutting down of trees in the city.

Peru: Farmers’ Strike in Andahuaylas

  11 November 2011

Tuesday, November 8, marked six days of a farmers' strike protesting mining activity in the area in Andahuaylas, in the Apurímac region of Peru. Netizens are reporting through Twitter as the strike continues.

Peru: Over 30 People Injured in Farmer's Strike in Andahuaylas

  11 November 2011

A farmers’ strike [es] against mining activities in Andahuaylas, in the Apurímac region, turned violent on November 10, leaving damages and 38 people injured, according to the latest reports by El Comercio [es]. Juan Arellano gathers citizen reactions and reports via Storify [es].

Haiti: Cholera Vaccine?

  9 November 2011

Dying in Haiti links to an article which suggests that it would cost 40 million dollars to vaccinate everyone in Haiti against cholera and says: “That seems like a good deal. We need to remember that the UN costs 60 million dollars per MONTH to keep them in Haiti. Which...

Spain: Canary Islands Volcanic Activity at El Hierro

  8 November 2011

Although the community has been evacuated from the La Restinga in El Hierro Island of the Canary Islands due to increased earthquakes due to volcanic activity, scientists and journalists are staying posted to record the underwater volcano eruptions as can be seen on this video by local Guilletheplayer.

Japan: Using videos to explain basics of nuclear power

  6 November 2011

MOJO [ja] creates 2-3 minute videos that explain the basics of radioactivity monitoring and decontamination, via conversations between illustrated characters and interviews with officials and experts. Their most recent video [ja] answers the question, “What is decontamination?”.

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