Mysterious mass fish kill in River Oder: Climate change or poison?
13 August 2022 | 10:46 am
After Polish anglers removed tons of dead fish from the Oder River bordering Germany, the die-off has been labeled an "ecological disaster." But what's to blame?
In this article
In many ways, last month's COP27 climate summit was yet another disappointment. Critics describe it as the moment the dream of limiting global warming to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels officially died. But the summit did see a breakthrough agreement on "loss and damage", through a funding scheme for the nations most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
But isn't syphilis a thing of the past? Nope! Infection rates have risen in recent years. Here's what you need to know.
A polar bear chased down and killed a woman and a young boy when it entered a remote village community in Alaska before a resident was able to shoot and kill the bear during the attack.
The UN said they were investigating whether the mass graves were linked to recent attacks blamed on a local militia group. The graves were found in the restive Ituri province, where violence has flared since December.
More attacks are blamed on the CODECO militia group in eastern DR Congo, as mass graves are found by UN peacekeepers in Ituri province. Also, we see how a groundbreaking study in Niger that has more than halved the number of women bleeding to death in childbirth could be a game changer.
There has been much dismay over the Green Party leadership's compromise with 'big coal' that led to the demolition of the village of Lützerath. Will this drive the environmentalist party to breaking point?
Developing nations bear the brunt of the climate crisis, even though they have the world's smallest carbon footprints. This is all the more consequential for indigenous populations, which often have more direct reliance on the natural environment.
Pentagon officials say Bilal al-Sudani was killed in a special military operation and was a "key facilitator" for the "Islamic State" group's expansion.
An eminent scientist is calling for urgent new work to protect and even enhance underground fungal networks that could provide part of the solution to climate change.
Large crowds turned out in the Democratic Republic of Congo's for mass with Pope Francis. The pontiff is on a six-day trip to the continent.
In some species of anglerfish, including a very rare footballfish (Himantolophus melanolophus), the small male tracks down a female and bites on to her. When she releases her eggs, he fertilises them then swims off into the dark to search for another mate.
A new book critiques the juxtaposition of rich and powerful people preaching to the rest of us on climate change. Author and political scientist Édouard Morena looks at how the ultra wealthy have re-shaped the global discussion on climate change, often to suit their own needs, whilst ignoring more obvious ways to save the planet.
24 mins ago
The "Patriotic Bill" criminalizes comments that damage "the national interest of Zimbabwe." The move comes just months before the next election.
24 mins ago
The far-right Alternative for Germany is flying high in nationwide polls. Currently the AfD is sharpening its profile by attacking the Green Party's climate policies.
1 hour ago
People in Nigeria have been rushing to buy fuel amid soaring prices since the country's new president, Bola Tinubu, announced the end of subsidies. Nigeria's state oil company says it was spending over 800 million dollars each month on the subsidy.
1 hour ago
Senegalese leading opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko has been sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday for “corrupting youth”. The court acquitted Sonko, a candidate in the 2024 presidential election, of rape charges and issuing death threats, but jailed him for corrupting the country's young people.
2 hours ago
Shortly after Bola Ahmed Tinubu was sworn in as the 16th president of Nigeria, he stated in his inaugural speech that his government has no intention of continuing with the payment of fuel subsidies. His pronouncement immediately led to fuel scarcity, long queues, and chaos across the country.
2 hours ago
Should they fail with a court challenge to secure their continuous stay in South Africa, thousands of Zimbabwean nationals could be forced to leave the country. Many don't want to return home and start all over again.