News in Brief 5 January 2017 (AM)

Climate change threatening coral reefs

One of the planet’s most important ecosystems, coral reefs, is under threat from climate change.

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UN experts voice ‘profound concern’ at reported sanatorium eviction in Taiwan

Voicing “profound concern” over the reported imminent eviction of 300 residents from a Taiwanese leprosy sanatorium to make way for a rapid transit system, two United Nations human rights experts have called on the authorities to explore all possible alternatives and, if none are found, to provide adequate compensation.