Daniel Ackerman

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Aging oil tanker in Yemen raises concern about catastrophe in the Red Sea

Jul 23, 2020
Observers worry that the ship — a "pawn" in Yemen’s civil war — could spill its oil and affect fisheries and drinking water.
A 2019 view of the Yemeni port of Hodeida, near where the FSO Safer is moored. Observers say the ship poses risk to the area.
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In buildings closed by virus, stagnant water can become dangerous

May 27, 2020
Flushing toilets while buildings are empty is essential to safeguard plumbing systems from harmful bacteria.
Maintenance crews flush toilets and run sinks daily in schools and other closed buildings.
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