Amid the literal pandemic and the bad shape of the economy, Nepal has a new obstacle to fight against. Landslides set off by heavy rainfall this weekend and killed many people and left many more missing in a hilly region of Nepal that borders Tibet.
The ongoing oil pollution incident involving the grounded 203,000 DWT bulk carrier MV Wakashio is causing an ecological disaster on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, endangering corals, fish and other marine life which are already affected by climate change.
The Japanese-owned ship, MV Wakashio, was on its way from China to Brazil when it ran aground on the reef at Pointe d’Esny, south of Mauritius on July 25, and began to leak tons of oil into the pristine Indian Ocean.
The appearance of pink ice on Italian Alps for the first time has been a marvel shared across the social media these days. The coloured Ice is also known as the “Watermelon snow” has been noticed at Presena Glacier, a popular winter sports region in Italy’s northern Trentino region, which is already experiencing the consequences of climate change.
Single-use plastic has been a lifesaving resource during the pandemic. It helped to maintain social distancing by letting us deliver our foods in single-use plastic bags and single-use plastic bottles.