Planet in Peril (PinP) "Where science gets respect." For well over a month, dozens of wild fires have raged in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, producing record smoke over Canada. NASA photo.
Friday, 18 March 2011
UNESCO Director-General Welcomes Suspension of Oil Prospecting at Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
The UN official considers this an important step toward protecting endangered species, like the mountain gorilla. Full story here.