Climate change doom and gloom is not cool

Climate change doom and gloom is not cool
Whether its for COVID19 or the underlying climate crisis, naysaying, denial and despair are not the way to go. Coronavirus will pass, climate change will not. Some of the effects of global warming we will have to learn to live with. By rallying to the cause, by embracing the challenge and switching small things we do everyday and inspiring others to do the same, by educating ourselves on the basics of ecology and climate change, by choosing our p...
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How China can rebuild global supply chain resilience after COVID-19

How China can rebuild global supply chain resilience after COVID-19
As the number of COVID-19 cases in China falls, it is also recovering from the effects on industry.Companies have been exploring creative ways to restart global supply chains.More work is needed to ensure long-term resilience. China seems to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of fighting the COVID-19 outbreak domestically. Last week the country reported no new cases of coronavirus for the first time since the outbreak began, and people ...
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Electronic waste is piling up in homes, this EU regulation aims to stamp that out

Electronic waste is piling up in homes, this EU regulation aims to stamp that out
Millions of electrical appliances in Europe will soon have to be made easier to repair, thanks to new rules to encourage manufacturers to design products with the circular economy in mind. From washing machines to vending machines, the Ecodesign Directive will extend the life of many appliances by ensuring replacement parts are easier to get hold of. Manufacturers will have to stock spares for up to 10 years, and make sure they are delivered quic...
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Bill Gates: What our leaders can do now about COVID-19

Bill Gates: What our leaders can do now about COVID-19
While the United States of America has already reported over 250,000 cases of coronavirus, it's not too late to place protective measures nationwide to help prevent overwhelming healthcare and public services.From instructing a nationwide lockdown to ramping up testing for COVID-19, here's how the billionaire philanthropist suggests we fight the pandemic. There's no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel coron...
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Bees: how important are they and what would happen if they became extinct?

Bees: how important are they and what would happen if they became extinct?
Bees – including honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees – are very important because they pollinate food crops. Pollination is where insects move pollen from one plant to another, fertilising the plants so that they can produce fruit, vegetables, seeds and so on. If all the bees went extinct, it would destroy the delicate balance of the Earth's ecosystem and affect global food supplies. There are more than 800 wild bee species within Europe, s...
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Viet Nam shows how you can contain COVID-19 with limited resources

Viet Nam shows how you can contain COVID-19 with limited resources
To date, Viet Nam has had no fatalities as a result of the pandemic.The government acted swiftly to suspend flights, shut schools and quarantine new arrivals.More than 45 million Vietnamese have been lifted out of poverty between 2002 and 2018. How does a nation with limited resources confront a global pandemic that has brought many developed countries' healthcare systems to a breaking point? That's the challenge facing many of the world's poorer...
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Total US COVID-19 cases quadruple in one week

Total US COVID-19 cases quadruple in one week
As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the most significant developments and selected articles to read, as of Monday 30 March. COVID-19's impact around the globe More than 33,000 people have died worldwide with over 724,000 infected, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 150,000 have recovered.US cases surpass 143,000, quadrupling in the past week.Lockdown tightens in Australia, with restrictions preventi...
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Coronavirus and the lessons we can learn from the 1918-1920 Great Influenza Pandemic

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The Great Influenza Pandemic presents a plausible worst-case scenario for today's COVID-19 outbreak.The pandemic, which lasted from 1918-20, is estimated to have caused 39 million deaths, equivalent to 2% of the world's population at that time.At this point, the probability that COVID-19 reaches anything close to 1918-20's outbreak seems remote, but lessons we can learn from it in mortality, macroeconomics, and finance can help manage the effects...
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COVID-19's staggering impact on global education

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Over a billion students worldwide are unable to go to school or university, due to measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.The pandemic is expected to have a huge impact on global education. Close to a billion people are still locked down after the coronavirus outbreak brought life around the world to a virtual standstill. The pandemic is expected to have enormous economic consequences and it is also having a devastating impact on global educatio...
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The Arctic is having holes stabbed through it at an alarming rate

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Abrupt melting of the permafrost layer is leading to erosion, landslides and craters in the Arctic landscape.As the permafrost melts, greenhouse gases are released into the environment.Current climate change forecasts may underestimate the emissions from permafrost because they only take into account gradual thawing of the ice layer. Residents of the small Alaskan town Kongiganak can no longer bury their dead. Their cemetery has become a marshy s...
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