China adopted a new national law Friday for protecting wetlands. Under the new framework, land reclamation and drainage on wetlands will be generally prohibited, as well as the permanent blockage of water sources to natural wetlands. Other prohibited activities include the pollution of wetlands through the discharge of industrial or sewage wastewater and through excessive fertilization [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (Joachim Huber)

President Emmanuel Macron of France received President Patrice Talon of Benin Tuesday at the Elysee Palace to finalize the transfer of 26 cultural artifacts that were removed from Benin during France’s colonization of the country. The cultural pieces were pillaged by the French during the 1892 burning of the Royal Palaces of Abomey, now a [...]

READ MORE