· November, 2009

Stories about Environment from November, 2009

China: Drought and the Three Gorges Dam

  11 November 2009

Since September this year, China’s Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydropower scheme, has began a plan to raise its reservoir to its ideal height of 175 metres. In October, there has been severe drought in the provinces of Hunan and Jiangxi provinces along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Is there any co-relation between the Dam and the drought?

India: Women Farmers Stand Against Climate Change

  10 November 2009

A group of women in India have demonstrated that despite the existing gender inequity and their low economic status, they can become a powerful resource to tackle climate change and reduce the emissions that cause it.

Sri Lanka: Tariff Protection

  10 November 2009

Going Global criticizes Sri Lankan government's protective tariff on some agricultural items which are increasing the prices and the cost of living.

Maldives: Vanishing Lifestyles

  6 November 2009

Photo Blogger Ahmed Zahid posts some pictures depicting the easy going lifestyles of the islands of Maldives which are under threat from the sea level rise.

Bhutan: The Purpose Of Saving The Earth

  6 November 2009

Bhutan is a low emission country but its progress and the increase of standard of living risk more carbon emissions. “Why protect our environment if it comes at the cost of economic development?”, questions Di at On The Job blog while discussing about how Bhutan can progress. She argues: “between...

Pakistan: No More Rolling Blackout

  6 November 2009

The 15 year old blogger at Living In Pakistan informs that the “Pakistan Electric and Power Corp. (PEPCO) has announced that there won’t be any load shedding in the country”, at least for now.

Sri Lanka: Going Green

  6 November 2009

Beyond Borders writes about the launch of Project Act, an environmental initiative in Sri Lanka “to promote a sustainable, environmentally-friendly ‘green’ living community”. The program consisted of a clean-up of Wellawatte beach, and a demonstration “showing Sri Lanka’s support towards effective policy changes on climate change in Copenhagen, December 2009″.

Morocco: Here Comes the Sun

  5 November 2009

Morocco has announced this week the launch of a solar energy project, with an estimated cost of $9 billion, aiming at raising the share of renewable sources in the country's energy production. Mostly supportive bloggers have been sharing their thoughts.

Japan: Licolita-style activism

  5 November 2009

Martin J Frid from Kurashi blogs about an unique activism style in Akihabara, Tokyo. In those event, activists will dress as maid and perform in the street the idea of alternative lifestyle.

Latin America: The Rapid Spread of Desertification

  4 November 2009

Desertification is silently but rapidly spreading around the world and Latin America is not escaping its devastating effects. While deserts are natural formations, desertification is a process of degradation of lands affected by climate change and human destruction.

Nepal: A Cabinet Meeting At Mount Everest

  4 November 2009

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal posts reactions of Nepali netizens after it was announced that the country is planning to hold a cabinet meeting on the base camp of the Mount Everest to highlight the impact of global warming on the Himalayas.

Timor Sea Drilling Spill

  4 November 2009

Return to Rai Ketak appeals to media, bloggers and government officials of Indonesia and East Timor to monitor and discuss the Timor Sea Drilling Spill.

China: Made-in-China Snow

  4 November 2009

This past Sunday on Nov. 1, Beijing saw its earliest snowfall in 22 years. The sudden change in weather, which blanketed the entire city in snow, surprised many residents. But the news media later reported that the snowfall had actually been enhanced by the city’s weather modification office. The reasoning...

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