In Short

Published: Thursday 15 March 2007

>> Colombia recently decided to stop glyphosate aerial spraying near the Ecuador border (see 'Toxic dispute', Down To Earth, January 15, 2007).

>> A recent oil spill in Chevron's Abiteye flow station in Nigeria's Delta State has left 10 Ijaw communities and 500 more people homeless.

>> Fishermen in Sri Lanka's Trincomalee district recently protested against a ban on fishing and other restrictions by the Sri Lankan Navy since January.

>> The Polish capital, Warsaw, recently witnessed widespread demonstrations by environmentalists protesting the construction of a highway that would cross one of Europe's rare peat bogs.

>> Indian explorers recently discovered a major nesting site for dinosaurs on a riverbed in Madhya Pardesh.

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