16 Apr 2021 TOKYO, Japan
The Fukushima nuclear plant is running out of space to store radioactive water following its destruction in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Plans by owners TEPCO to begin discharging the "treated" water into the Pacific Ocean have been met with dismay by some but cautiously welcomed by others.
16 Apr 2021 Chennai, India
New research predicts that Indian monsoons will become stronger and more chaotic without collective climate action from policy makers across the globe. Scientists warn that increased rainfall in the region will be detrimental to India's agricultural industry and the economy.
14 Apr 2021 Mogadishu
Somalia teeters on the brink of another humanitarian disaster as the country continues to struggle with drought, devastating locusts and the effects of COVID-19.
"If the rains don’t come, I don’t know how people and livestock will survive."
10 Apr 2021 JARARTA, Indonesia
Flash floods and landslides in East Timor force mass evacuations and destroy COVID PPE storage facility.
4 Mar 2021 ROME
Catholic bishops in South Korea and Japan have issued a joint statement opposing the Japanese government’s decision to dump radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake seriously damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 11, 2011...
4 Mar 2021 PARIS
When the River Seine that runs through Paris overflowed this month, officials at the Louvre Museum were relieved some of their most valuable items were safely stored in northern France. The world’s largest and most visited museum, with almost 10 million visitors annually, had already transported some 100,000 at risk art pieces to the new Louvre Conservation Center in Lievin, some 190 km north...
21 Feb 2021 KIGALI, Uganda
The governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have reported that within the last 2 months roughly 100 tonnes of fish, mostly of the freshwater species Nile Perch, have died due to unknown causes in Lake Victoria which borders all three countries.The mass deaths of Nile Perch, which are valued at between 10 Million and 15 Million Uganda Shillings (UGX) ($2732 - $4,096 USD) per tonne depending on their weight, has cost the government an estimated $409,840 USD in revenue so far – however, it could potentially become much more...
10 Feb 2021 LIMA, Peru
Researchers say they have confirmed linkages showing global warming is directly responsible for creating a “critical threat” of devastating flooding in the Peruvian Andes.The findings represent a critical piece of missing evidence for lawyers suing German power giant RWE on behalf of Saúl Luciano Lliuya, a farmer from Huaraz...
9 Feb 2021 OLDSMAR FL, United States
A 5 February computer hack atttempting to poison water systems of a Florida, US community was averted in real time. The city of Oldsmar's water supply to approximately 15,000 people was not harmed but the hack is now being investigated by local and federal authorities, including FBI, Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies...
9 Feb 2021 BRASILIA, Brazil
Mining company Vale SA has reached agreement with the government of Minas Gerais in Brazil to pay $7 Billion USD to compensate the state for socioeconomic and environmental damage caused by the collapse of one of its trailings dams in January 2019 which killed 270 people, also polluting rivers with toxic slurry and devastating swathes of local countryside and infrastructure...
9 Feb 2021 New Delhi, India
26 have died and as many as 200 are missing after a glacier collapse in northern India on 8 February, causing deadly flooding in the state of Uttarakhand.On the morning of 7 February the glacier collapsed near Reni village of Chamoli in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand resulting in a high-speed surge of water to pour down the Rishiganga river completely destroying one hydroelectric dam and damaging another...
8 Feb 2021 KRASNOYARSK
Judges at the Krasnoyarsk Court of Arbitration on the 5th of February announced their verdict in the case against the Norilsko-Taymyrsky Energy Company. The company that is owned and managed by mining and metallurgy giant Nornickel will have to pay 146,18 billion rubles (€1.62 billion) for the grave environmental damage inflicted on nature in the Taymyr region...