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Environment

MANGROVE LOSS OUTPACING DESTRUCTION OF LAND-BASED FORESTS, UN REPORTS

Despite restoration efforts by some countries, mangroves are being lost at a rate three to four times higher than land-based forests, with one fifth of all of the world’s mangroves thought to have been lost in the past three decades, according to a...

BP Starts Testing New Cap Over Gulf Oil Leak

BP has started testing a cap designed to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in almost three months.

Toxic copper waste contaminates Chinese river

Toxic waste from a copper mine in China has contaminated a river, causing the death of millions of fish, authorities said Monday.

Deepwater oil drilling stops in US

A new halt to deepwater drilling until November 30th has been called by the US government, to ensure oil companies have put into place safety measures following the Gulf of Mexico disaster.