China Demands Toxics Checks

Responding to protests that broke out after a toxic spill scare, China orders nationwide safety and environmental checks at plants that make dangerous chemicals.  [Reuters]

Texas wildlife officials find a startling shark kill just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico: some 3,000 of them tangled in miles of illegal nets. [NPR]

Explosions rock a giant Royal Dutch Shell refinery a day after a fire broke out, stirring concerns about a serious disruption of the oil supply chain in the region. [ChannelNewsAsia.com]

A new study by 30 scientists suggests that sea turtles in the waters around India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are the most endangered turtle populations. [Agence France-Presse]

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/29/on-our-radar-china-orders-checks-on-toxic-chemicals/

Photo: Reuters

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~ by narhvalur on September 29, 2011.

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