German daily Covid-19 infections top 100,000 for first time

BERLIN (BLOOMBERG) – Germany joined countries like Britain, France and Italy in recording more than 100,000 new Covid-19 infections in a single day, and the country’s health minister warned that the crest of the wave is still weeks away. In the latest evidence that the highly contagious Omicron variant is spreading fast across Europe’s largest […]Read More

Lack Of Trust In Public Figures Linked To COVID Vaccine

An estimated 132 million COVID vaccines were given to people in Britain in 2021. Yet despite this, over a year into the UK’s vaccination program, a significant number of people still don’t have any vaccine-based protection against the coronavirus. Around one in ten eligible people in the UK still haven’t had a first COVID vaccine […]Read More

Invest in nature and reap cash benefits, World Economic Forum

BARCELONA (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) – After a landslide in 2017 killed 1,141 people and left more than 3,000 homeless in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, the recovery plan included training residents to plant 21,000 native trees to reduce the risk of future disasters on bare hillsides. Amid erratic and unusually heavy rains, as well as urban […]Read More

Minnesota’s Ice Highway opens for a second year

Reuters After rain burst, California salmon reclaim old spawning grounds The heavy rains that soaked California late last year were welcomed by farmers, urban planners – and endangered coho salmon. “We’ve seen fish in places that they haven’t been for almost 25 years,” said Preston Brown, director of watershed conservation for Salmon Protection And Watershed […]Read More

US, UK to announce plans for formal talks on metals

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The United States and Britain are expected to announce plans on Wednesday (Jan 19) to launch formal talks aimed at resolving a long-running trade dispute over US steel and aluminum tariffs, two people familiar with the plans said. The announcement will come as part of a virtual meeting on the metals tariffs […]Read More