Stories about Environment from December, 2010
Bolivia Opposes UN Climate Summit Declaration
Ben from The Latin Americanist reports: “Bolivia stood alone today at the UN Climate Summit in Cancun as the only country that opposed the summit's declaration. Why? Bolivia felt the declaration didn't go far enough to curb greenhouse gas emissions or to support the renewal of the Kyoto Protocol before...
India: Ban Diesel Vehicles In And Around The Himalayan Region
Raja Basu at Potpourri suggests that the Indian government should ban diesel vehicles in and around the Himalayan Region so that the Himalayan glaciers can be saved.
Burkina Faso: Coping with climate change
A farmer in Burkina Faso combines farming and cattle herding to cope with climate change: “Years ago, when the forest and grass were plentiful, the stover from millet and sorghum were left on the fields. But now they are carefully stowing it as animal feed, to be used during the...
Barbados: Praedial Larceny
Barbados Underground blogs about “the scourge of praedial larceny.”
Suriname: Art & Houses
“The Surinamese house from the 19th century is disappearing from the Paramaribo scene and with it a piece of our history”: Srananart's Blog features a painter who is passionate about “characteristic old wooden Surinamese houses.”
Serbia: Novelists Participate in “Blog Day” Project
On Dec. 8, one of the Serbian publishing houses launched an interesting project: called Blog Day, it represents a unique example of web activism in Serbia that will be taking place four times a year. The topic of the first Blog Day was Ecology, and over 20 Serbian novelists have posted their contributions.
Mexico, World: The Impact of COP16 for Those Not Attending
Richard Grabman from The Mex Files writes, “Forgotten in there is who is affected by climate change the most — It’s not as if an Amazonian fishermen can buy carbon credits […] He… as much as Korean farmers, French pensioners, gringo bloggers, you… need to eat and are going to...
Russia: Winter in Yakutia
Photos and video of Yakutia's very cold winter – at eYakutia.
Morocco: Bloggers Survey Flood Damage
Last week, heavy rains throughout Morocco flooded large swaths of the country, disrupting travel and telecommunications and killing at least 30 people, including 24 who perished when their bus was swept away by a flooding river in Bouznika, south of the capital, Rabat. Bloggers share their stories about the rain here.
East Timor: A dirty capital in a pristine island
Edward Rees, from blog Peace Dividend Marketplace [en], writes about the reasons why Dili, the capital of East Timor, is “terribly dirty” these days: heavy rain storms, a building boom and increased consumption. He points that proper infrastructures still do not exist despite all the international aid and a growing...
COP 16: Young Bloggers Track Negotiations
Adopt a Negotiator, part of the TckTckTck campaign focusing on climate change, is an initiative where several young people from different parts of the world become “trackers.” Their role is to be interpreters and communicators of what their national delegations say and do at the UNFCCC conferences on Climate Change.
Australia: Cancún Half-time Scores
GV author Kevin Rennie samples what Australians have been saying online about the 16th edition of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP16 in Cancun, Mexico
South Korea:The ‘350 Concert’ by Green Foundation Held in Seoul
The ‘350 Concert’, in line with the ‘350 campaign’ that works to reduce the carbon concentration level in the air from current 380-390 parts per million to 350ppm, was held in Seoul today. Numerous artists and celebrities have made appearances at the event and many Twitterers, such as @BKHomin have shared photos of the event.
Lebanon: Forest Fires Rage
“…over 100 fires were reported between 4 and 7 pm yesterday. There’s still a fire going on in the region of Fatri, one in Baabda closing on the Jamhour electricity station and another in Zahle in the Mimosa factory,” reports Najib on the fires burning around Lebanon during this weekend.
Hungary: Negotiations With Russia
Hungarian Spectrum writes about the Hungarian-Russian relations.
Australian Blogosphere Canvasses Cancún
GV author Kevin Rennie gathers the views and reflections of Australian bloggers who have been commenting on the first days of the United Nations Climate Change summit at Cancún.
Russia: “Help Map” Wins Runet Award
Runet Echo Editors Grisha Asmolov and Alexey Sidorenko win Russia's prestigious Runet Award 2010 in the category "State and Society."
Israel: Out of Control Fire
The worst fire in Israel's history continues to rage out of control, reports Green Prophet.
Pakistan: More Trouble In The Pakistan Flood Camps
Zubaida Noor of Peshawar, Pakistan reports from the Pakistan flood camps that severe cold is aggravating the plights of the flood victims.
China: The Shenzhen Bay Fringe Festival
Maryannodonnell from Shenzhen Noted has translated an article, In the name of Shenzhen Bay, about the upcoming Shenzhen bay Fringe Festival.