Toxic Waste Spill Causes Worst Environmental Disaster in Hungarian History, plus more

A chemical residue reservoir broke in Hungary, killing four people, including two children under the age of 5. Dozens have been hospitalized for chemical burns. The sludge could reach the River Danube within four days, seriously imperiling natural life in much of Eastern Europe. Check here for more info.

With Greenpeace protesting outside, a public information session convened yesterday in St. Hyacinthe, east of Montreal, on new restrictions for “fracking,” the use of hydraulic fracture during natural gas drilling. See here for more information on this breaking story.

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