Category Archives: Environment

Udval Election Platform

Speculation about some kind of Udval retreat notwithstanding, based on information contributed by and co-written with Brian White at The Mongolist, we discuss Udval’s election platform here. Broad Goals Similar to the other candidates, Minister of Health N Udval intends … Continue reading

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Presidential Election Platforms

[This post was researched and co-written by Brian White at The Mongolist blog.] A cursory examination of the platforms of all three presidential candidates (incumbent Ts Elbegdorj, Member of Parliament B Bat-Erdene, and Minister of Health N Udval) gives the … Continue reading

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New Book: A History of Land Use in Mongolia: The Thirteenth Century to the Present

Elizabeth Endicott (Middlebury College) publishes a new book on the history of land use in Mongolia. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Southern Gobi Water Shortage

Michelle Olson expands upon her series of articles on water issues in the South Gobi for the UB Post. Continue reading

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Book Chapter Mongolia’s Mining Controversies and the Politics of Place

In her chapter on public discourse on mining projects, Augsburg College’s Sarah Combellick-Bidney emphasizes local political dimensions. Continue reading

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Book Chapter: Changes in Pastoral Land Use and Their Effects on Rangeland Vegetation Indices

Changes in grazing management and herd size are leading to a decrease in rangeland vegetation in northwestern Mongolia. Continue reading

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Book: Change in Democratic Mongolia – Social Relations, Health, Mobile Pastoralism, and Mining

A new edited volume of social science research on contemporary Mongolia. Continue reading

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ACMS Conference: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Development, Environment, and Political Economy

Research conference on “Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Development, Environment, and Political Economy” to be held in Ulaanbaatar, July 3, 2012. Continue reading

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Mobilizing against Dispossession: Gold Mining and a Local Resistance Movement in Mongolia

The genesis of collective action in the context of local resistance to gold mining activities in Mongolia. Continue reading

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Early Ideas and Reflections on the Atmosphere Surrounding the 2012 Elections

MA Asia Pacific Policy Studies student Brandon Miliate’s first election observations from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Continue reading

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Interesting Mining Project out of Vancouver aimed at Domestic Consumption not China

Vancouver-based Prophecy Coal is pursuing a mining project eying domestic Mongolian consumption rather than exports to China. Continue reading

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Mongolia Lecture Series: Christa Hasenkopf “Clearing the air: The story of the pollution crisis in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia”

Dr. Christa Hasenkopf presents her research on air pollution in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in UBC’s Mongolia Lecture Series. Continue reading

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Mongolia Presentation at AAAS: Christa Hasenkopf “Science Communication on a Shoestring”

Christa Hasenkopf will be presenting her research on air pollution in Ulaanbaatar at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver on February 19, 2012. Continue reading

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UBC Lecture: Simon Wickham-Smith “Spiritual Ecology in Contemporary Mongolian Literature”

On January 26, 2012 Simon Wickham-Smith will be presenting a lecture on “Spiritual Ecology in Contemporary Mongolian Literature” at the University of British Columbia in UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program. Continue reading

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Guest Post: The MongolianTourism Industry and Obstacles to Maximizing Its Potential

Lack of co-ordination among players keeps Mongolian tourism industry from realizing its potential. Continue reading

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