Soaring Food Prices, Wild Weather,and a Planetful of Trouble


In those same months, several governments fell, rioting broke out in cities from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to Nairobi, Kenya, and most disturbingly, three new wars began in Libya, Yemen and Syria. What can a humble loaf of bread tell us about the world?

Cycling Silk: Crossing Borders, Advocating Conservation & Adventure

Wend Magazine

This trailer features Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, our first three countries out of ten total on this year-long journey to India, including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Nepal, and India. Click here to view the embedded video. From : If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth more than two thousand miles.

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Christmas around the World; Russia

Green Home Blog

In the early 1990s, when we spoke of Russia, we meant the vast, eastern European stronghold of nations from Lithuania in the far northwest to Kyrgyzstan (Kirghiz) in the far southeast. Christmas around the World; Russia.

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Glass Tube Home Wraps Around a Tree in Earthquake-Prone Kazakhstan

Green Prophet

Slated for a clearing among an evergreen forest near the border of Kyrgyzstan, the multi-level cylindrical dwelling wraps around a mature 40ft fir tree with extended branches.

Kazakh Children Keep Ramadan Caroling Alive

Green Prophet

In Kyrgyzstan, most caroling takes place during the three days leading up to Eid. The video above shows young men in national dress from Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul region singing Ramadan songs.)

The Hidden Qualities of House Sparrows

10,000 Birds

While the differences are restricted to just a few features, they give the birds such a distinct appearance that we (a group of three seasoned birders from Germany on a trip to Kyrgyzstan in the late 1990s) failed to identify our first indicus as a House Sparrow. Bird blogging in May always gives me the creeps. This ridiculous focus of the Birding Internet on North American wood-warblers is boring on a quiet day and highly annoying during peak migration.

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XinZhao Li Snaps Rare Photos of Remote Tajik People in China

Green Prophet

Located at 10,140 feet in the Pamir mountain range on the borders of Afghanistan and Tajikistan , close to Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan, this small autonomous Kashgar Prefecture county in Xinjiang, China is cold, the winters are long, and food is hard to come by. Taskurgan is an unforgiving place.

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New Issue Slideshow + Wending the Airwaves: Talkin’ Cannibals, Bukowski and Adventure with Poet Walt Curtis on KBOO.FM

Wend Magazine

Curtis took interest in me because I’d just completed over two years of service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan, where I’d stumbled across several books by and about ne’er-do-well Victorian explorer, linguist, anthropologist and poet, Sir Richard Francis Burton —one of Curtis’s favorite authors. Five or six years ago, I met renowned Portland poet, Walt Curtis at a keg party.

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Sustainable Agroforestry Systems and Practices in Agriculture


This example from a mountainous region Kyzl-Unkur in Kyrgyzstan, where traditional agroforestry practices sustain lives of subsistence farmers, demonstrates the range of valuable services agroforestry can provide.

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Turkey, Iran, Syria Top List for Worst Journalism Countries

Green Prophet

Bahrain = 1 Saudi Arabia = 4 Israel and Occupied Palestine = 3 Iran = 45 Syria = 15 Yemen = 1 Uzbekistan = 4 Kyrgyzstan = 1 Iraq = 1 Turkey = 49.

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Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton reaches summit of Mount Everest

Green (Living) Review

In mountain training, he has climbed Peak Lenin(7,134m) in the Pamirs range of Kyrgyzstan, and Mera Peak(6,476m) and Baruntse(7,219m) in Nepal. Young mountaineer Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton has become one of the youngest British climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Young mountaineer Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton has become one of the youngest British climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

years), Samoa (31.3), Tonga (31.3), Morocco (32.8), Senegal (32.8), Albania (32.8), Georgia (32.8), Armenia (34.3), St Vincent & Grenadines (36.1), Kenya (36.1), Maldives (37.9), Kyrgyzstan (37.9), Burkina Faso (37.9), India (40.1), Cook Islands (40.1), Bhutan (42.4), Yemen (45.1), Tajikistan (45.1), Mozambique (45.1), Rwanda (45.1), Burundi (45.1), Lesotho (48.1), Swaziland (48.1).

UNESCO World Conference on ESD documents

The Green Changemakers

[link] Workshop 1: Education for water sustainability Workshop 2: Strengthening the educational response to climate change internationally?

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Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

UNU-IAS Reports and Policy Briefs

The Green Changemakers

2013 Governing the Forests: An Institutional Analysis of REDD+ and Community Forest Management in Asia By Jose Puppim de Oliveira, Tim Cadman, Hwan Ok Ma, Tek Maraseni, Anar Koli, Yogesh D.