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Was it oil leaking from the FSO SAFER off Yemen?

In September, oil leaked from the dilapidated FSO SAFER oil tanker moored off Yemen. Further material was seen in the water during October but this revised analysis of satellite imagery confirms that this material is the result of plankton blooms.

Yemen’s agriculture in distress

Our major satellite analysis of the state of agricultural land in Yemen finds that 257,000 hectares of its most important agricultural areas have exhibited signs of degradation during the current conflict. This is an area equivalent to the total cropland in Jordan or Lebanon.

How has Yemen’s conflict impacted agriculture in the Tihamah?

Agriculture in wadis Zabid and Rima in the Tihamah plain has been hard hit by Yemen’s conflict. Using open-source datasets, Eoghan Darbyshire takes a deep dive into the situation that has unfolded in this area, and analyses the complex relationship between the conflict and the deteriorating agricultural situation.

Thanks to @NoamRaydan for this excellent overview of the SAFER tanker crisis off #Yemen, useful to examine how conflicts and economic sanctions can contribute to creating entirely avoidable environmental emergencies #SalvageTheSAFER

Yemen‘s FSO SAFER: A Looming Environmental Disaster

All the information on the hazardous FSO SAFER is available to the public and experts have been explaining what needs to be done to avert a disaster f...

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The UK has pledged £2.5m to assess the state of the FSO SAFER off #Yemen according to a FOI, although just £156k has been spent so far. The total is around a 1/3 of the est $9m the UN needs for the technical assessment and initial repairs #SalvageTheSAFER

U.K. Pledges $3.3 Million To Assess State Of Stricken Yemeni Oil Tanker

The FSO Safer’s cargo is four times larger than the oil aboard the Exxon Valdez when it ran aground in Alaska in 1989

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Thanks to @NoamRaydan for this excellent overview of the SAFER tanker crisis off #Yemen, useful to examine how conflicts and economic sanctions can contribute to creating entirely avoidable environmental emergencies #SalvageTheSAFER

Yemen‘s FSO SAFER: A Looming Environmental Disaster

All the information on the hazardous FSO SAFER is available to the public and experts have been explaining what needs to be done to avert a disaster f...

www.forbes.com

The UK has pledged £2.5m to assess the state of the FSO SAFER off #Yemen according to a FOI, although just £156k has been spent so far. The total is around a 1/3 of the est $9m the UN needs for the technical assessment and initial repairs #SalvageTheSAFER

U.K. Pledges $3.3 Million To Assess State Of Stricken Yemeni Oil Tanker

The FSO Safer’s cargo is four times larger than the oil aboard the Exxon Valdez when it ran aground in Alaska in 1989

www.forbes.com

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