- If you are not yet a Down To Earth subscriber, please click here to subscribe: Subscription
- If you are an existing Down To Earth subscriber, please log in to download digital archives.
China has successfully launched its second geostationary orbit meteorological satellite, Fengyun-2D (FY-2D), to provide better weather forecasting services for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The satellite will monitor weather changes at the games venues to help weather forecasts during the games.
More than 1,000 mallard ducks recently died along a southeast Idaho creek bed. The ducks mysteriously began dying in the first week of December around Land Springs Creek, near the remote town of Oakley. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the US Department of Homeland Security fear an avian flu outbreak and are testing tissue samples.
Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold Corporation (the world's largest gold-mining company) has acquired another gold mine in San Juan, a west Argentine province. The farm is already facing worldwide protests for its Pascua Lama gold mine project, which has caused serious environmental, social and economical damages.
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.
Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.