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· February, 2012

Stories about Environment from February, 2012

Hungary: Another Environmental Catastrophe in the Making

In October 2010, a toxic spill from a red sludge reservoir in Kolontár caused the greatest environmental disaster in Hungary's recent history. Atlatszo.hu and Greenpeace are now drawing attention to...

China: Online Protest Against the Bear Bile Business

Since early 2011, Gui Zhentang, China's largest bear bile medicine producer, has been trying to apply for stock market launch on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Last year, the application was...

China: Migratory Birds Poisoned and Served in Dining Table

Hong Kong, China: Cross-border Self-drive Tour Instigates Fear and Anger

Tension between Hong Kong and mainland China has mushroomed in recent months. While small conflicts, such as a train scuffle, have ignited fury, the recent introduction of a cross-border self-drive...

Southeast Asia: Climate Change and Smallholder Farmers

Peru: The Water March Approaches Lima

The Water March, that left Cajamarca on February 1, is already approaching Lima, its final destination. In the previous post we left the Water March on its fifth day, leaving...

France: A Drone Campaigning… for President

Macedonia: Coping With Ice and Snow in Skopje

Brazil: Is the Weather Wacky?

Talking about the weather may be mere elevator chit-chat but, come rain or shine, there is no honest conversation that does not make some reference to the weather. Obviously the...

Cuba: Collapsing Capital?

Trinidad & Tobago: Cocoyea Craftiness

Macedonia: Problems With Transparent Online Reporting of Air Pollution in Skopje

The city-owned "Skopje Breathing" online system, which informed residents of air pollution levels, stopped functioning in early January 2011. Filip Stojanovski translates a local NGO's explanation of why this important...

Panama: Government and Indigenous Peoples Reach Agreement After Clashes Over Mining

The anti-mining protest which had paralysed the country for five days was violently suppressed by the national police, provoking serious confrontations with the indigenous people. Finally, on Tuesday, February 7,...

Peru: Following the Great Water March

It has been seven days since the Great Water March set off, on February 1, from the heights of Celendín, Cajamarca, where the lakes threatened by the Conga mining project...

Bulgaria: Severe Flooding Emergency

Iran: Beautiful nature

Panama: Indigenous Mining Protest Blocks Pan-American Highway

Indigenous tribes of Ngäbes Buglé in Panama have closed the Pan-American Highway to demand that the government fulfills what was agreed upon in the negotiations regarding mining in the area....

Peru: Preparing for the Great Water March

As part of the protests against the Conga mining project in Cajamarca, a "Great Water March" left Cajamarca on February 1. On social networks netizens share itineraries, videos, photos, posters,...

Mongolia: The Mining Projects Leaving Herders Without Livelihoods

Mining projects in Mongolia promise development of social and economic infrastructure and a way to alleviate poverty, but on the wayside, local communities near the mines are feeling the negative...

Malaysia: Biofuels and Deforestation

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