Scientists advance cleaning up crude oil of spills with bacteria, mushrooms
Petrochemical or crude oil spillage in oil rich Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria has been linked to greater risk of developing different types of cancer, congenital heart defects among other ill effects due to exposure of the inhabitants to toxic pollutants. Until now, there have been several efforts and promises by the Federal Government and oil…
Bacteria outbreak kills 36 in South Africa
An outbreak of food-borne listeria bacteria has claimed 36 lives and infected almost 600 people in South Africa, the health minister said Tuesday, warning that newborns and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.