UN sends team to clean up Sunderbans oil spill in Bangladesh

Thick tar clogging 350 sq km of delicate mangrove forest and river delta, home to endangered Bengal tigers and rare dolphins The United Nations said on Thursday it has sent a team of international experts to Bangladesh to help clean up the world’s…

Source: www.theguardian.com

GR:  In many instances, we can’t rely on local governments to clean up environmental impacts.  Perhaps the UN could play a larger role, become more of an emergency environmental disaster relief organization.

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