Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Indonesia's Illegal Deforestation Fires Killed Over 100,000: Study


Indonesian forests being burned for agriculture. NASA satellite image.

Illegal fires used to deforest land for palm oil and pulpwood plantations are raging again today. Story here.

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination ...