Thursday, 27 October 2016

Saskatchewan government "unlikely" to clean all of Husky oil spill

The reality of the disastrous Husky oil spill in Saskatchewan is finally starting to sink in — quite literally. Story here.

Mosul battle shows link between war and environmental degradation, says U.N. agency

The Washington Post

The United Nations Environment Programme is highlighting the battle by Iraqi forces to reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State as the latest instance in the complex but very real linkage between military conflicts around the world and extreme environmental degradation. Story here.

Scientists report ‘devastating’ coral death at Great Barrier Reef

The Washington Post

We knew this news was coming, perhaps. Now that it is here, it is no less shocking. 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 ...