News tagged with fragile ecosystem

Emergency declared after Galapagos ship grounding

Ecuador activated a state of emergency Wednesday at the famous Galapagos Islands, authorities said, a week after the stranding of a cargo ship loaded with supplies that included hazardous materials.

Feb 05, 2015
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Russia moves to shut down Lake Baikal paper mill

A controversial Soviet-era paper mill on the shores of Lake Baikal will be closed down, a government spokeswoman said Thursday, after years of complaints about pollution at the UNESCO-protected Siberian site.

Feb 28, 2013
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