ICYMI – Oil spills in California and fuel shortages in Britain
A large oil spill off the southern coast of California left fish dead and wetlands contaminated, in what local officials called an environmental catastrophe. Huntington Beach, a popular surfing and sunbathing spot, is bearing most of the burden after the spill. Beaches have closed and fisheries were forced to close.
While oil spread across miles of the Pacific Ocean, frustrated drivers in Britain were forced to wait in line for hours due to a country-wide fuel shortage. BP announced that nearly a third of its British petrol stations had run out of the two main grades of fuel after a wave of panic buying last week.
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Empty beaches and canceled plans as oil spill hits California
An estimated 126,000 gallons had spread into an oil slick covering about 13 square miles of the Pacific Ocean since it was first reported on Saturday morning.
Panic buying leaves up to 90% of fuel pumps dry in major British cities
A dire post-Brexit shortage of lorry drivers has sown chaos through British supply chains in everything from food to fuel, causing disruptions and price rises.
In Haiti, festive wakes help mourners say their last goodbyes
Traditions from the Afro-Caribbean religion Voodoo are often mixed with Christian ones, as Voodoo undertakers help families assure their loved ones a safe journey to the afterworld.