Smog-shrouded Santiago faces first pollution emergency in 16 years

Jun 22, 2015

Smog-shrouded Santiago faces first pollution emergency in 16 years

Dangerously high pollution levels have Chile’s capital on the brink of issuing an environmental emergency, the first such time the measure is to be implemented in 16 years. “Tomorrow Environmental Emergency” Santiago regional Gov. Claudio Orrego tweeted Sunday, after three days at pre-emergency levels. ...

Jun 20, 2015

Wild bees are unpaid farmhands worth billions: study

Wild bees provide crop pollination services worth more than $3,250 per hectare per year, a study reported Tuesday. Their value to the food system is “in the billions, globally,” its authors wrote in the journal Nature Communications. Over three years, researchers followed the activities ...