Meanwhile, Chinese federal government to increase funds to local governments even as world races to develop a vaccine
NASA calls for more astronauts for its Artemis programme
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COVID-19: Is South Korea new epicentre outside China
China close to measles-free status: WHO report
No deaths from measles were reported in China for the last 18 months
COVID-19: WHO has only $1.2 mln to fight outbreak
More international economic groups confirmed initial assessments that China's economy is going to dip because of the COVID-19 outbreak
Inquiry into Quebec’s asbestos mining legacy reveals shocking findings
It has witnessed deaths, lack of compensation and safety and lower penalties in contrast to other Canadian provinces
COVID-19 cut global carbon dioxide emissions by a quarter: Report
COVID-19 may have shaved off more than 100 tonnes of CO2 in the early February 2020
Revealed: Protein ‘spike’ that lets novel coronavirus pierce, invade human cells
Knowing the structure of the virus’s spike protein gives us crucial information about exactly how the virus infects host ...
New strategy needed to curb 'jaw-dropping' wildlife trafficking in southeast Asia: Report
Organised criminal networks aided by wildlife cybercrime, inadequate laws and dismal conviction rates allow illegal trade to flourish
BHP and Rio Tinto’s ‘mining messes’ must be held to account: Report
The two UK-based multinationals had mined in Brazil, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and then left the scene without compensating ...
Africa's agri-productivity growth only 2% for 2019: Report
The six-year progress report highlights less than half of development measures were made on several other indicators
COVID-19: Egypt, South Africa, Algeria at highest risk in Africa
Labs ill-equipped, health systems lack isolation and quarantine facilities: Lancet paper
Why it’s important to study coronaviruses in African bats
Understanding factors that play a role in the spillover of pathogens from bats to humans in Africa is important ...
Wet’suewet’en protests have exposed Canada’s racist underbelly: Ruth Hopkins
Protests against proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline through First Nations land in British Columbia, has crippled rail travel
No country in position to provide safe future to children: Report
High carbon emissions diminish good development indices of children, says Unicef-WHO-Lancet Commission report
African countries propose concerted action to conserve giraffes at CMS CoP 13
International online database, involvement of communities, a conservation fund and translocation guidelines are some of the proposal’s suggestions
Many protected migratory species declining: Report
73 per cent of Appendix I and 48 per cent of Appendix II species of the Convention on Migratory Species are ...
Climate change pushing cold-blooded species faster to extinction: Study
Global warming tips century-old 'Rate of Living' theory on lifespan
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On 3 decades of Pale Blue Dot, Nasa cleans up iconic image
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory of Nasa published a new version of image taken by Voyager 1 on its 30th ...
Canadian scientists develop new antibiotic that prevents cell division
Older antibiotics like penicillin kill bacteria by preventing their cell wall from being built in the first place
Lassa fever: Why there’s a call to declare a health emergency in Nigeria
The Nigerian Academy of Science has called for the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Africa’s most populous nation ...
World to suffer $10 trillion loss by 2050 unless nature is saved: WWF report
However, annual global GDP will be 0.02 % higher by 2050 if conservation of nature is done
Call novel Coronavirus 'COVID-19', says WHO
Current outbreak's death rate in epicentre estimated at 18%; it was 10% globally for Sars in 2002-03