It seems like the sad story of pollution of the deepest lake in the world will be getting a happy ending. The Russian government has announced the closure of the paper mill that has been polluting Baikal for half a century. It will take time to shut down the production, but by 2015 the main cause of the lake pollution will be eliminated
China takes the lead in imposing travel restrictions, locking down the city of Wuhan while the rest of the world acts as a voyeur. Could this be catastrophic?