Minamata Convention on Mercury enters into force

Minamata Convention on Mercury enters into force

The Minamata Convention on Mercury enters into force today, following a 90-day period since the necessary threshold of 51 ratifications was achieved in May. The Minamata Convention enters into force with 128 signatory nations and 74 ratifying countries, including the most recent addition of Brazil last week. Among the countries…

Cote d’Ivoire: Anthrax strain threatens chimps, may pose human risk

Scientists say an unusual strain of anthrax found in Taï National Park in Cote d’Ivoire is posing a serious threat to wildlife, including chimpanzees who may over time face extinction because of the bacterium. The new study comes from Ivorian National Animal Health Institute, along with the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the…