Researchers warn of environmental disaster

In an open letter to Science magazine, researchers warn of the risks posed by oil drilling in the Great Lakes region of East Africa.

‘We believe that the dangers of oil extraction are greatly underestimated’, says Ola Svensson at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, one of the 70 researchers behind the letter. It is important for the public to become aware of the advanced plans for oil extraction in the Great Lakes region, the researchers said. The plans can have devastating consequences.