Muslims in Myanmar Forced to Two Child Limit

Green Prophet

A rapid population growth of Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state has caused the authorities to cap the number of children the Muslim community can bear, limiting the number to two. The new controversial ruling in Myanmar is the first in the world to limit child bearing based on religion.

Buddhist Monks Lead Genocide in Myanmar.

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Can Myanmar Balance the Risks and Rewards of Hydropower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

And how, as much as any country, Myanmar stands poised to benefit from adopting them. Myanmar has recently undergone a dramatic transition in government with the National League for Democracy (NLD) entering power this spring. But hydropower also poses high risks for Myanmar.

6.8 Earthquake Shakes Myanmar

Sustainability Ninja

magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar near the border with northern Thailand today, killing one person and rattling buildings in three big cities. The quake was centred 111 km (69 miles) north of the town of Chiang Rai, a sparsely populated, hilly area that forms part of the “Golden Triangle”, known for growth of illicit opium, and where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. Eco News myanmar earthquake thailand earthquakeA large 6.8

U2?s Bono to Present Amnesty Award to Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

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Bono demanded the freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi in a series of concerts in 2009. He will finally get to meet the prominent political figure in Dublin on June 18 when he presents her with Amnesty International's highest honor. Read More. Causes News People Top News aung san suu kyi bono

Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

10,000 Birds

In descending order, the list starts with those countries with more than 1,000 bird species, so the country is NOT one of these: - Colombia - Peru - Brazil - Indonesia - Ecuador - Bolivia - Venezuela - China - India - Congo, Dem Rep - Kenya - Tanzania - Myanmar - Argentina - Mexico - Uganda 7. Two oceans ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Determine the country, but do not name it. This week’s quiz is geographically GLOBAL in nature.

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Getting Dams Right

Conservancy Talk

Look back to 2011, for example, when Myanmar’s government indefinitely suspended the Chinese-backed $3.6 By Mark Tercek, President and CEO; and Giulio Boccaletti, Managing Director of Global Freshwater.

The Deceit of Yes/No Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is legal logging, and I’ve seen it first hand in Borneo, Sumatra, mainland Malaysia, China, and Myanmar. Not long ago, the questions and answers conservation and environmentalism faced seemed straightforward: Should we save the whales? Should we be ok with frogs having three legs?

Climate change disasters doubled – eating up world’s food security

Green Prophet

“This year alone, small-scale farmers, fisherfolk, pastoralists and foresters – from Myanmar to Guatemala and from Vanuatu to Malawi – have seen their livelihoods eroded or erased by cyclones, droughts, floods and earthquakes,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

2010 might be the hottest year ever recorded in human history

Green Blog

Meteorologist Jeff Masters also notes that new temperature records have been reached in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Chad, Niger, Pakistan and Myanmar. Global Warming 2010 Africa Arctic sea ice Asia Chad climate change climate science global temperature heatwave India Iraq James Hansen Kuwait La Nina Myanmar NASA Niger NSIDC Pakistan Saudi Arabia scienceClimate institutions and scientists are warning that 2010 might end up as one of the hottest years ever recorded in human history.

How Well are the World’s Rivers Protected?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can Myanmar Balance the Risks and Rewards of Hydropower? To what extent are the world’s rivers protected? In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set a 17 percent target for the protection of ‘inland waters,’ including rivers.

Solar-powered plane’s round-the-world journey underway!

Green Prophet

After stopping in India, the plane will head to Myanmar and China before flying over the Pacific Ocean and across the United States and southern Europe to eventually arrive back in Abu Dhabi in approximately five months.

Lost Snakes, Returning Snails & Jellyfish Locomotion

Nature Conservancy - Science

Myanmar’s pending cease fire jeopardized by skirmishes over illegal logging. Jellyfish are uniquely efficient swimmers, according to a new metric that compares across different sizes and body shapes. Photo credit: Andrew Morrell /Flickr via a Creative Commons license.

Blue Carbon, Cocoa Agroforestry, & Bioacoustics: Meet the The 2017 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

Biodiversity and forestry in Myanmar. Over the next 10 years, Myanmar will undertake a nationwide reforestation program to restore biodiversity, invigorate its timber industry, and promote sustainable carbon sequestration.

Tribe of Tigers

Eco Friendly Daily

A number of individual parks make up the complex, which lies along the border with Myanmar. In Myanmar, intact forests are contiguous with the protected regions in Thailand, offering an invaluable resource for both elephants and tigers.

Interactive Digital Mosaic to Be Shown at Thousands of Events Worldwide

Green (Living) Review

Examples of stories collected so far include a mountaineer in New Zealand who reported on receding glaciers and an organization in Thailand who installed solar panels at a refugee camp on the Myanmar border. WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2013 (WORLD-WIRE) -- Earth Day, April 22, is one week away. The theme of Earth Day 2013 is The Face of Climate Change.

Fight Crime By Getting the Lead Out

Green Prophet

Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Myanmar and Yemen are still using leaded gasoline and many others have lead contaminated plumbing, soil, paint and household products.

How Business Leaders Can Help Save the Planet—and Lead a Joyous Life

Conservancy Talk

I can think of at least two hydropower dams that were legally authorized—in Chile and Myanmar—but the advance environmental work and broad coalition building didn’t happen. Let’s face it—solving today’s environmental challenges requires unprecedented leadership. That’s why I was pleased to be a panelist a few weeks ago at the Global Private Equity Conference hosted by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Where Have You Gone, Rhodonessa caryophyllacea?

10,000 Birds

Such is the case with the Pink-headed Duck , Rhodonessa caryophyllacea , a native of India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. The hopes of the hopeful center on the remote riverine swamps of Myanmar, a nation which has not exactly been a hotspot for tourists who want to knock about with binoculars in recent decades. Extinction is sometimes more confusing than it looks.

Rivers, Dams, and Drive-By Truckers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can Myanmar Balance the Risks and Rewards of Hydropower? When it comes to hydropower dams, the world is a pretty polarized place.

Tetra Pak® veröffentlicht aktuellen Nachhaltigkeitsbericht

Green (Living) Review

Das Engagement von Tetra Pak für ein Schulmilchprogramm in Myanmar, das im Juni 2013 gestartet wurde, hat beispielsweise dafür gesorgt, dass 45.000 Schüler über drei Jahre mit Schulmilch versorgt werden.

Alien species – Rose-ringed Parakeet.

10,000 Birds

Their original home is Northeast Africa, The Middle East, India and Myanmar. Rose-ringed Parakeets ( Psittacula krameri ) have become the scourge of the householder in the Home Counties of the UK. Their raucous screeching kick-starts more mornings than alarm clocks and early flights from Heathrow Airport combined. There are many suggestions about their introduction into the UK.

Local Communities Defy Southeast Asia’s Largest Proposed Coal Plant in Indonesia

Sierra Club Compass

In fact, as the largest proposed coal plant in Southeast Asia, this single project would emit more carbon pollution than the entire nation of Myanmar. Photo Credit: (c) WorldIslandInfo.com. In the tropical waters off the coast of Indonesia, a storm is brewing.

Finicky Finches

10,000 Birds

Nyer is not grown in the United States and is imported from a variety of places including Burma, Singapore, Ethiopia and Myanmar. Have you had trouble keeping finches at your feeder? If so, you’re not alone, it’s a common bird feeding question.

MiWorld is New Media, Humanitarian Style

Wend Magazine

According to MiWorld, the best way you can help now is by doing the following: “Join Team MiWorld by telling your friends about us, and by visiting our site demo to see story modules in Guatemala , Myanmar , Kenya , Pakistan and Peru. Is MiWorld the future of media? Possibly.

Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy

Green Home Blog

After a relatively quiet two years, during which a cyclone in Bangladesh killed 3,000 and left 800,000 displaced – events that repeated like mirror images in Myanmar and the U.S. Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy.

Conference On Tigers Held To Save Them From Extinction

Eco Friendly Daily

The countries in which these creatures still roam wild include: Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, China, Myanmar, India and Nepal. Tigers are one of the most majestic creatures on this planet and is also one of the best known worldwide.

What Is Forest Resilience & What Does it Means for Conservation?

Conservancy Talk

Last year I was in the famed Golden Teak forests of Central Myanmar. Myanmar was known for the rigor of the forest management system perfected under British Colonial rule.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Massive Coral Bleaching In Andaman Sea

Eco Friendly Daily

The Andaman Sea borders Thailand, Myanmar, northwestern Indonesia and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Coral reefs are a vital aspect of our world’s oceans and the ecosystems which rely upon them worldwide.

Russian Tiger Summit Predicts Tiger Extinction By 2022 If More Is Not Done

Eco Friendly Daily

The countries which still hold small tiger populations include: Russia, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, Vietnam and Indonesia. A century ago, an estimated 100,000 tigers roamed in the earth in the wild.

The Coral Killing Fields: Indonesian Reefs Are Perishing As Temperatures Rise

Eco Friendly Daily

The destruction was first noticed in May, when temperatures started to spike across the Andaman Sea from the northern tip of Sumatra to Thailand and Myanmar. Coral reefs are facing acute dangers from global warming and the warming up of the seas. That’s no secret.

Chiang Mai Green: Tamarind Village

Green Traveler Guides

We soon become friends, and her personal introductions to leaders in hill tribe communities, especially in Myanmar , provide one of the most important experiences in my 20+ years in the environmental and social justice movements.

Indonesia’s Forests Loom As Green Gold

Green (Living) Review

Burma, or Myanmar, comes a distant second, with 32 million hectares of forest cover. BANGKOK, Nov 16, 2010: All eyes are on Indonesia and its forest policy as climate- change negotiations continue in the upcoming global talks in Mexico, against the prospect of billions of dollars flowing from the planet’s major polluters to the developing world to slow global warming. The forests in South-east Asia’s largest country will be among those coming under scrutiny during Nov. 29 to Dec.

Critters on Camera, Demon Oil and Uber Efficiency

Nature Conservancy - Science

Elusive red pandas caught on film in Myanmar , but how long will their habitat last? A red panda (Ailurus fulgens) at Duisburg Zoo. Photo © PictureWendy/Flickr. By Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

Tamarind Village: Chiang Mai green

Green Traveler Guides

We soon become friends, and her personal introductions to leaders in hill tribe communities, especially in Myanmar , provide one of the most important experiences in my 20+ years in the environmental and social justice movements.

Bearly there

Eco Friendly Daily

million hectares around the upper Yangtze, Mekong and Salween Rivers, near the Myanmar and Tibet borders. Black bears are a problem in parts of China. In the Three Parallel Rivers area, a UNESCO World Heritage site, hunting has been banned since the 1990s.

How Unsustainable Water Policies Crippled The Assad Regime (INTERVIEW)

Green Prophet

You have studied quite a range of subjects ranging from micro-finance in post-Soviet Tajikistan to the political transition in Myanmar. We speak to Shahrzad Mohtadi about the devastated drought that crippled Syria’s food centre and shook Assad’s political stability.

Foreskin Removal for Zulus Prevents AIDS

Green Prophet

Not long ago, founder Dr. Inon Shenkar returned from Myanmar, where he trained AIDS educators. Does circumcision offer health benefits? A medical historian I spoke with says yes, it does. She’s now working in Africa with Zulus. It was a tradition long ago practiced.

Greater Mekong Subregion

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