A Month in Environmental News: February 2021

History is made every month, and this past February was no different. Here are some environmentally related happenings this past month!

Feb. 1:

The US northeast is in the midst of a massive snow storm with some areas expected to receive up to 2 feet of snow.

Feb. 2:

Heavy rainfall in western Turkey floods some parts of Izmir province, leaving two dead.

Feb. 4:

Somalia announces a state of emergency over a new generation of desert locust swarms that have rocked the East African region.

Feb. 6:

The United Nations Human Rights office urges demonstrators and the government to "exercise maximum restraint" during farmers' protests in India as police complained of tweets by Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Feb. 7:

A critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth to a calf at the Tangkahan Resort Special Animal Training Center of Gunung Leuser National Park.

Feb. 8:

Twenty-four Moroccans died when a textile factory in Tangiers was inundated with rainwater, according to state-run Maghreb Arab Press.