Huge relief as Ukrainian grain shipped out, but the food crisis isn’t going anywhere

CNN  —  As the Razoni left the Ukrainian port of Odesa on Monday with the first shipment of grain since the early days of Russia’s war in Ukraine, there were sighs of relief from Somalia to Turkey, Indonesia and China, given how reliant these countries have been on Ukrainian grain to meet their daily needs. … Read more

Covid face masks ‘devastating’ bird populations all over the world

Dr Alex Bond, one of the researchers involved in the project from the Natural History Museum in London, said human debris impacting avian wildlife is a “global issue”. “When you start looking for this stuff, you’ll see it everywhere,” he told the BBC. “We had reports from Japan, Australia, Sri Lanka, the UK, North America.” … Read more

Cameras catching congestion zone flouters may be illegal

Professor Sampson, a former chair of the Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives, said there was support for the Government’s policy of reducing emissions and encouraging cleaner vehicles. But he said the advisory group he chaired was concerned the extension of ANPR to enforce it “is not justified and there is limited evidence that … Read more

It’s safe, declared Indian minister as he drink a glass of ‘holy’ river water. You can guess what happened next…

A top official in Punjab told The Telegraph: “We frequently receive complaints from people that the river is being polluted by the sewage waste coming out of these residential areas,” he said, seeking anonymity. In March, Mr Mann was elected as chief minister of Punjab after a campaign which focused on providing safe drinking water. … Read more

Opinion: The ‘cheap food’ era could soon be over. Here’s what comes next

Editor’s Note: Tim Benton is Director of the Environment and Society Program at Chatham House. From 2011-2016 he was “champion” of the UK’s Global Food Security programme, a multi-agency partnership of the UK’s public bodies (government departments, devolved governments and research councils) with an interest in the challenges around food. The views expressed in this … Read more