Category Archives: Rural communities

Guyana’s plan to preserve its rain forest.

From the New York Times¬†; In Guyana, where pristine rain forest still covers 75 percent of the land, and barely 750,000 people live in a country roughly the size of Britain, a young economist-turned-president is pushing a development model based … Continue reading

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Emerging Architecture Awards reflect eco-conscious design.

image: BASEhabitat Architect’s egos are deflated as clients have dropped off the cliff with the current financial crisis. Many are staring at possible redundancy. Huge housing projects are being cancelled. All is not doom and gloom however if the winners … Continue reading

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Beekeeper’s Downing St protest over the death of honey bees; more research urgently needed.

Approximately¬†90,000 of the 274,000 hives in the UK, each containing around 20,000 bees and worth some ¬£600 a year to the economy, did not survive last year’s winter. Yes that’s a third of UK hives. Beekeepers Demonstration and Mass Lobby … Continue reading

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Indian farmers refuse to give Tata Motors land.

Since the dawn of industrialisation the trend has been for the city limits to expand almost relentlessly. Not only have new suburbs pushed outwards but also new industry, hungry for cheap land to house their factories. Tata Motors are no … Continue reading

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Oxfam Publication:Pastoralism & Climate Change

Photograph: Safariskenya.com It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone but Oxfam has said that the African Maasai tribe can help fight climate change by spreading their survival and adaptability skills across Africa. Oxfam has issued a report … Continue reading

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Peru’s govt clamps down on Indian land rights

Article Peru’s government declared a state of emergency Monday in remote jungle regions where Indian groups are blocking highways and oil and gas installations to protest a law that makes it easier to sell their lands. The 30-day decree published … Continue reading

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Are the CPRE destroying village life?

Article. Young couples are being forced to move away from the country to buy houses, turning villages into virtual ghettos of the very rich and the elderly without the families needed to keep schools and shops alive, according to the … Continue reading

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