Tag Archives: South

Athens Democracy Forum: The Disunited States of South America

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This article is from a special report on the Athens Democracy Forum, which gathered experts last week in the Greek capital to discuss global issues. Moderator: Serge Schmemann, editorial board, The New York Times Participants: Natalia Herbst, social impact consultant and Obama Foundation Scholar alumnus; Jorge Fernando Quiroga, former president, …

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Toxic PFAS leaches into groundwater near waste management facility in Perth’s south


Damaged concrete has resulted in water contaminated with toxic chemicals leaching into groundwater in Perth’s south, the state’s environmental regulator says. Waste management giant Cleanaway has been issued an environmental protection notice by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation after PFAS chemicals were found in groundwater well above Australian …

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Orcas Scared Off Great White Sharks in South Africa

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Orcas have been killing great white sharks off South African shores. But lately, there’s been a mysterious disappearance of great white sharks in these waters. Scientists suggest that the remaining great whites who survived moved east to avoid trouble. For years, great white sharks were turning up dead on South…

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South China Sea: Philippines coast guard cuts barrier

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The Philippines says it has removed a floating barrier installed by China to block Philippine fishing boats entering a contested area in the South China Sea. Manila says China violated its fishing rights with the 300m (1,000ft) barrier in the Scarborough Shoal. Footage released by the Philippines Coast Guard appears …

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Former WA bikie boss stabbed in Perth’s south


A former Coffin Cheaters president has been stabbed during an altercation at a home in Perth’s south on Saturday night. Peter Godfree, aged in his 60s, underwent emergency surgery on Sunday at Royal Perth Hospital after receiving multiple stab wound injuries while at a residence at the Naval Base Shacks …

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