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· December, 2011

Stories about Environment from December, 2011

17 December 2011

Philippines: Storm Leaves Hundreds Dead and Missing

Hundreds died in many parts of Mindanao Island in southern Philippines after tropical storm Sendong hit the country last Friday. The casualties could be worse and may even reach more...

Taiwan: Land Expropriation Revision Fails to Address Farmers’ Woes

As the presidential election is approaching, the politicians in Taiwan's Executive Yuan have decided to revise the Land Expropriation Act. However, instead of addressing the farmers' woes, lawmakers have passed...

14 December 2011

Iran: Fire department rescues baby lion

Peru: Bloggers Report Police Harassment During Discussion Group about Conga Mining Project

Peru: Protests Against Mining in Videos, Part II

Recent protests against the environmental damage caused by mining in Peru have sparked plenty of audiovisual material. In this second post of a two-part series, Juan Arellano highlights what citizens,...

12 December 2011

Southeast Asia: Crocodiles in the News

A giant crocodile in the southern Philippines and crocodiles in the flooded waters of Thailand and Cambodia were among the top news topics in Southeast Asia in the last quarter...

11 December 2011

Sri Lanka: Full Moon In Jaffna

10 December 2011

China: Beijing Winter Air

7 December 2011

Latin America: Social Networks Bring Recognition to Primary Recyclers

Using various social media, primary recyclers of Latin America, also known as pepenadores, cartoneros, buzos (waste pickers) or simply recyclers, have joined together in search of social inclusion and formal...

6 December 2011

Brazil: Video-debate on Belo Monte Dam

Peru: Netizens Denounce Police Repression During Protest in Lima Against Conga Mine

Haiti: Business Wins, Haiti Loses

China: Beijing Air Pollution

Macedonia: Is Skopje Really the Most Polluted City in the World?

Unlike the authorities, social media users are reacting to the empirical information about high levels of pollution in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Filip Stojanovski reports.

4 December 2011

Bangladesh: Lone Woman Shows Resilience by Peaking Summits

Wasfia Nazreen, a Bangladeshi rights activist and development worker quit her job to fulfill her dream to reach seven summits of the seven continents. Her climbs highlight the resilience of...