The Stream, July 25: Climate, Trade and International Security

Climate change is a real threat to international peace and security, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said after a Security Council meeting on global warming during which western countries clashed with Russia and developing nations over whether climate change is a security matter.

Climate change also took center stage at a recent meeting of the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Trade and Environment. What’s the climate-trade nexus?

Heavy snowmelt, a rainy spring and the swollen Mississippi River will worsen the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the fisheries in the region, according to this animated video by The Economist.

Testing for drug waste pollution of the environment doesn’t go far enough as danger remains long after pharmaceuticals degrade, UPI reported, citing Israeli researchers.

This Time Magazine photo essay peeks into Kenya’s Ifo Refugee Camp — the world’s biggest — as thousands of Somalis continue to pour into the area daily, fleeing drought, famine and conflict in the Horn of Africa.

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