Despite government promises of a green COVID recovery, a new report says the world missed a "historic chance" to boost clean energy.
Why developing economies are being left behind in Covid-19 recovery
16 Dec 2021
Last weekend, the US was hit by a cluster of perhaps the most devastating tornadoes in its history. In Kentucky alone, more than 70 people are known to have been killed by the severe weather system, and deaths were also reported in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee. US President Joe Biden, who has signed a disaster declaration for Kentucky, paid a visit to the region and called the situation there "an unimaginable tragedy". We take a closer look at the scale of the damage.
27 Jul 2021
Indian rescue teams are digging through mud and sludge a day after a deluge killed at least 159 people. Goa's Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said it is the worst flooding since 1982.
22 May 2021
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Chief of the African Development Bank Group talks discusses the financing Africa needs to strategise its economic bouncebank from the pandemic.
1 May 2021
The chirp of cicadas ripples through the pine forest, carried along on the same breeze as the scent of lavender and wild thyme -- with nearly no trace of man. The Grand Barry nature reserve in France's southeastern corner is undertaking one of Europe's largest experiments in rewilding. At a time when reforestation projects -- planting new trees -- are growing in popularity, rewilding aims to let nature do the work by simply leaving ecosystems alone to recover, free from human influence.
24 Apr 2021
The German Constitutional Court's decision paves the way for Berlin to ratify the EU's €750 billion recovery fund. Judges said they had not found any indication that the approval was unconstitutional.
17 Apr 2021
Jennifer and Matthieu, sufferers of 'long Covid', have a lot in common. They're both in their mid-thirties, caught Covid-19 in March 2020, and suffered mild flu-like symptoms at the time. They have both seen their lives turned upside down as they've since struggled with long-term symptoms, including difficulty breathing, trouble concentrating and chest pain. But while treatment programmes for long Covid are now being developed, finding the health professionals to carry them out is another challenge.
12 Feb 2021
The package could help the European Union recover from the pandemic by boosting environmental schemes and digital transformation. The stimulus was endorsed by an overwhelming majority of EU lawmakers.
12 Jan 2021
The anniversary of China confirming its first coronavirus death slips by unmarked in Wuhan as commuters move freely to work while parks and riverside promenades buzz with walkers in a city determined to banish its tag as the coronavirus ground zero.
9 Sep 2020
No Covid vaccine is going to save the planet from the upheaval to our livelihoods. Even if under a best-case scenario there is a roaring recovery, entire industries will never be the same and the digital acceleration of lockdown means many jobs will never return. To soften the blow, most of the West is printing money and putting it in consumers' pockets, like the US which sent out stimulus checks of $1,200 to every taxpayer over the summer.
Davido unfollows everyone on Instagram, Twists and turns in the rape allegation against D'banj and more
20 Jun 2020
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