The months-long deteriorating environmental situation in Tunisia took a hopeful turn after the government started clearing piles of trash from the coastal city of Sfax, vowing to create a new dump. Experts and activists point to poor governance and corruption underlying the continuing waste crisis in the north African country, reports Alessandra Bajec.
The United Kingdom has red-listed seven countries in the Americas, requiring even vaccinated travelers to quarantine. This has been lambasted as a political move in light of the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.
More than 10.3 million acres of primary tropical forests—spanning about the size of Belgium—went up in flames in 2020. A new coalition claims it will mobilize $1 billion to thwart global climate change’s increasingly devastating forest fires. But scientists and other experts have raised doubts about this new program corporations and governments have kicked off.