Poland Struggles to Contain Oder River Environmental Catastrophe

The Oder river, which runs along Poland's border with Germany before flowing into the Baltic Sea, is suffering from an environmental disaster and dead fish are washing up on the river banks. For over two weeks, local volunteers with the authorities have removed more than 10 tonnes of dead fish from the river area on the Polish side.

Lead still in children’s blood after 15-year mine remediation project

Mežica – The 15-year long programme to remediate the environment of the Upper Mežica Valley in the wake of its mining past is drawing to a close this year but traces of lead can still be found in children’s blood. Thus a follow-on project will be required.

Heavy rainfall hits Istanbul

The Turkish State Meteorological Service has issued a warning for heavy rains expected in the metropolis of Istanbul and 21 provinces on July 9. Following the warning, heavy rainfall has started to take affect in Istanbul and other provinces at midnight.