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Putin says Russia needs to speed up vaccination for Covid-19
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Putin says Russia needs to speed up vaccination for Covid-19

Russia must accelerate Covid-19 vaccinations, Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated on Tuesday as the country recorded its highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic. Addressing newly elected lawmakers of the State Duma — Russia’s lower parliament house — Putin urged the deputies who had gathered in the Kremlin to convince the Russian…MORE

Our underwater future: What sea level rise will look like around the globe

Our underwater future: What sea level rise will look like around the globe

The planet is warming rapidly, resulting in historic drought, deadly floods and unusual melting events in the Arctic. It is also causing steady sea level rise, which scientists say will continue for decades. A new study from Climate Central, a nonprofit research group, shows that roughly 50 major coastal cities will need to implement “unprecedented”…MORE

Strange radio waves coming from the heart of the Milky Way stump scientists
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Strange radio waves coming from the heart of the Milky Way stump scientists

Space experts have detected unusual radio waves coming from the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The energy signal is unlike any phenomenon studied before and could suggest a previously unknown stellar object, according to a new study. The brightness of the object varies dramatically, and the signal switches on and off apparently at random,…MORE

COP26 chief Alok Sharma calls on the G20’s climate laggards to ‘step up’
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COP26 chief Alok Sharma calls on the G20’s climate laggards to ‘step up’

COP26 President Alok Sharma called out the G20 nations that have not increased their pledges on climate ahead of the international talks in the Scottish city of Glasgow, which begin in less than three weeks, alluding to nations like China, India, Australia and Saudi Arabia. In a speech at the UNESCO World Heritage Center in…MORE

Scientists looked at more than 100,000 studies and found the world has a giant climate-crisis blind spot
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Scientists looked at more than 100,000 studies and found the world has a giant climate-crisis blind spot

Scientists using artificial intelligence to sift through around 100,000 climate studies were trying to put a number on how many people in the world were already experiencing the impacts of the climate crisis. Instead, they discovered something else: there is a worrying inequality in the world of climate science. Climate change studies are twice as…MORE

More than 30 countries have joined pledge to slash climate-warming methane emissions by 30%
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More than 30 countries have joined pledge to slash climate-warming methane emissions by 30%

Canada, Nigeria, Japan and Pakistan are among 31 parties to join a global pledge, led by the US and EU, to slash planet-warming methane emissions by 30% by the end of the decade, US climate enjoy John Kerry announced Monday. Kerry said the agreement, which was announced last month, now included nine of the top…MORE

England to remove another ‘discriminatory’ barrier to blood donation
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England to remove another ‘discriminatory’ barrier to blood donation

England is set to remove an “outdated, unnecessary and actively discriminatory” question from blood donor forms, which campaigners say has predominantly affected Black communities’ ability to give blood. It comes after UK-wide changes in June made it easier for sexually active gay and bisexual men to give blood — overturning a ban that originated during…MORE

‘I’m just trying to survive’

‘I’m just trying to survive’

His messages are a mix of uncertainty and terror — with glimmers of hope. He is gay, a convert to Christianity and a member of the Hazara ethnic minority — three groups that have been historically persecuted by the Taliban. The 32-year-old man went into hiding after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August,…MORE

Dubai Expo presents a facade of 192 nations at peace. The reality is never far from the surface
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Dubai Expo presents a facade of 192 nations at peace. The reality is never far from the surface

Spend a few hours wandering the manicured walkways of the Expo 2020 grounds and the world — or at least this sanitized version in the Dubai desert — feels at peace and in harmony. But, for many nations, it’s all a façade. A record 192 countries are represented at this year’s postponed Expo — up…MORE

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