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Israel's coast disfigured after oil spill

Authorities in Israel hope to identify the source of an oil spill that has hit much of its coast.

Authorities in Israel hope to identify the source of an oil spill that has hit its coast. Zafrir Rinat of Israel's Haaretz newspaper explains the background, and Dr Corina Ciocan, senior lecturer at the Centre for Aquatic Environments at the University of Brighton, assesses the scale of the clean up operation that will be required. Also in the programme, while many industries have struggled over the past year, the video gaming sector has had a bumper 12 months. The BBC's Adrian Bradley reports on how gaming has helped many of those stuck in lockdown stay connected, and develop new skills. Plus, insurers are warning that the increasing amount of space junk around planet Earth could endanger satellites crucial to some business operations, such as weather forecasting, banking and communications. Pascal Lecointe is a specialist in space insurance for insurers Hiscox, and talks us through the risks.

(Picture: A clump of tar on an Israeli beach. Picture credit: Reuters.)

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  • Mon 22 Feb 2021 15:32GMT

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