Monthly Archives: July 2020

News24.com | ‘Worse risk than Covid-19’ – Air pollution ‘cuts life expectancy by two years’, says new data

Air pollution cuts life expectancy for every man, woman and child on Earth by nearly two years, according to new data released.

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Almost 3 billion animals killed, displaced by Australian bushfires: WWF study

“This ranks as one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history,” the CEO of the World Wide Fund for Nature said.

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U.S. records a coronavirus death every minute as total rises above 150,000

One person in the United States died about every minute from COVID-19 on Wednesday as the national death toll surpassed 150,000, the highest in the world

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Masks made mandatory in Australia’s coronavirus hot spot state Victoria

While Victoria’s fluctuating daily infection count brings either hope or alarm, health authorities are most concerned by new cases of unknown origin.

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Coronavirus: U.S. economy tanked at historic 33% rate in 2nd quarter

The U.S. economy shrank at a 32.9% annual rate in April-June. The previous worst quarterly contraction, a 10% drop, occurred in 1958.

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Under the sea: What coronavirus is doing to the world’s marine mammals

Researchers broke down the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic into three categories: marine vessel traffic, plastic pollution and changes in the way data is collected.

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Donald Trump suggests delaying U.S. election due to mail-in voting

Donald Trump has been attacking mail-in voting for months.

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NASA launches Mars rover to look for ancient life on red planet

The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built blasted off for the red planet Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life.

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John Lewis funeral: 3 former presidents eulogize civil rights icon

Lewis was “a man of pure joy and unbreakable perseverance,” Obama said.

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Herman Cain, former U.S. presidential candidate, dies after contracting coronavirus

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain died Thursday after being hospitalized with the coronavirus, according to a statement on his website.

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