Daily Archives: June 19, 2010

Examining the legacy of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill

As experts try to assess the long-term impact of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the BBC World Service asked two people who experienced the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989 to look back and consider its impact on Alaska’s … Continue reading

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High cost of Myanmar’s isolation

Although its military government has said it will hold elections later this year, decades of isolation have left Myanmar one of the most under-developed nations in the world.¬†Noeleen Heyzer, the UN undersecretary-general, who has led an unprecedented dialogue with Myanmar’s … Continue reading

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Deadly flooding hits southern China

Residents in southern China are bracing themselves for more heavy rain after nearly a week of torrential and virtually unrelenting downpours triggered deadly floods and landslides.¬†At least 69 people have been killed and 44 more are missing, according to state … Continue reading

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