BHOPAL, India (AP) — Indians are marking the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal gas leak tragedy with protests demanding harsher punishments for those responsible and more compensation for the victims of the world’s worst industrial disaster.
The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has released a report calling on all Australian banks to rule out involvement in financing controversial coal projects proposed for Queensland’s Galilee Basin near the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area.
So says Wu Lihong, the unofficial guardian of China’s Lake Tai, a polluted body of water in Jiansu province. Long stigmatized due its algae-induced green hue, Lake Tai (or Taihu), is a testament to the government not delivering on promises of environmental clean-up. Seven years ago a toxic algal bloom forced residents to find alternatives to their tap water for drinking and prompted the government to undertake an expensive cleaning of the lake. However, the sources of pollution, such as chemical plants and textile factories, have seemingly continued virtually unabated, shining a stark light on local government’s inefficacy at tackling such problems at their source.
JAMBI, Indonesia (AP) — Two endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in western Indonesia and authorities believe they were killed by poachers.
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Sun, Dec 21, 2014 4:10PM UTC
Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 12:37PM UTC
AP source: US seeks China’s help after cyberattack
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:39AM UTC
N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:37AM UTC
Pakistan: US drone strike kills 5 militants
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China leader cautions against external forces
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