Every week, Fracked Earth News collects the top climate change and energy headlines, including:
__124 nations are participating in a 3-year Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) study to access “the pace at which animals and plants are dying out.” They’ll cover least to greatest, “bacteria to blue whales.”
__11 huge dams are planned on the Mekong, in addition to the giant Wunonglong Dam China’s already built. Impact on life in and along the banks of the Mekong could be vast, destructive. Flowing from Tibet to the Mekong Delta, the river sustains rich biodiversity as it meanders along, supplying food that sustains “tens of millions of people.”
__Five Samarco mining company executives and one contractor are being charged with “aggravated homicide … for the deaths of at least 17 people caused by two of their dams bursting in November” in Minas Gerais, Brazil.