2 people were executed yesterday in China for their involvement in the processing of milk that was tainted with melamine that killed 6 babies and sickened 300,000 last year, CNN. Timeline of the scandal, Wikipedia.
A new study of 51 U.S. homes indicates that some homes built between 2005 and 2007 using drywall from China may be emitting poisonous toxins, CNN.
2.1 million cribs manufactured by Stork Craft Manufacturing of Canada have been recalled after 4 infants were suffocated in the cribs, Associated Press.
The total number of people killed in a dispute among clans ahead of next year’s elections in Maguindanao province in the Philippines has risen to 46, BBC News. Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has declared a state of emergency for the southern regions of Mindanao island where the killings took place, Christian Science Monitor. More on the two clans involved, Inquirer.
Hackers released emails from climate scientists at the Climatic Research Unit at East Anglia University in the United Kingdom that, critics say, indicate the scientists tried to limit discussion of dissenting views on climate change, Wall St. Journal. Expect this issue to be raised ahead of next month’s UN climate change talks in Copenhagen, Financial Times. Official summit site, COP15.
Rom Houben, a Belgian man injured in a car crash who was presumed to be in a coma for 23 years, was actually conscious but unable to move or speak the entire time, CNN International.