Stories about Environment from November, 2011
Zambia: Dramatic Elephant Rescue
Dramatic Elephant rescue in Zambia: “The Kapani Lagoon is a source of drinking water for the animals of the area, as well as the place to go for a relieving mud bath. Unfortunately though, a young calf was unlucky enough to get stuck in the mud when visiting the lagoon...
Gambia: Pigs, Cows and Birds
Lynn blogs about pigs, cows and birds in Gambia: “I got two melons straight from the field and one bag of charcoal for a future barbeque. The most beautiful part of the journey is seeing the birds. Tiny pillar box reds called red billed fire finches and a carmine bee-eater;...
Cuba: A Society Without Trees?
“It is called cyclone prevention. It is called telephony and electricity without ecological interference. It is called sanitation against disease. It is called sunlight. It is called power”: Orlando Luis Pardo thinks that the felling of trees might be “part of a deferred vengeance against the government”, but fears that...
Brazil: #OccupyBeloMonte Evicted from Dam Construction Site
On October 27, indigenous groups from the Xingu river area in Brazil occupied the construction site of the controversial Belo Monte dam. #OccupyBeloMonte, however, only lasted until the following day. Raphael Tsavkko Garcia reports.
Video of Flooding in Central Myanmar
DVBTVenglish uploaded a video on YouTube which showed the destructive impact of the recent flooding in central Myanmar
Indonesia: Impact of Oil Palm Plantations
Greg Acciaioli writes about the social and economic impact of expanding oil palm plantations in Borneo Island.
Cuba: Guardians of Urban Green Spaces
In December 2006 a century-old Ceiba tree was cut down in the San Agustín neighborhood of Havana, the Cuban capital. This sad event inspired a group of young Cubans to found environmental group El Guardabosques (The Guardian of the Forest or Forest Ranger).