To prevent the next pandemic, scientists are looking for a vaccine against many coronaviruses

To prevent the next pandemic, scientists are looking for a vaccine against many coronaviruses

Dr. Modjarrad, a researcher in infectious diseases in the U.S. Army, is pursuing a vaccine to protect against a variety of coronaviruses that cause disease in humans — including covid-19 variants that can evade today’s vaccines. The goal is to prevent the next new one from spreading around the world. Such a shot can even … Read more

Australia ends travel ban in turn to live with Covid-19

Australia ends travel ban in turn to live with Covid-19

SYDNEY-Australia plans to begin reopening its international border in November and ending one of the world’s strictest travel bans in the pandemic, as authorities are trying to suppress Covid-19 to live with it. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said travel restrictions would be dropped for fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents who would be able … Read more

Climate change targets meet resistance in Britain’s former coal country

Climate change targets meet resistance in Britain’s former coal country

WHITEHAVEN, England – In a field of weeds on the outskirts of this port city, Britain’s high climate change ambitions collide with economic reality. The last of Britain’s deep mines in this area closed in the 1980s, and the nation that used coal to drive the industrial revolution now spends very little on energy production. … Read more

Xi Jinping aims to make again in Chinese capitalism, Hew to Mao’s socialist vision

Xi Jinping aims to make again in Chinese capitalism, Hew to Mao’s socialist vision

undefinedundefinedundefinedXi Jinping’s campaign against the private sector, it is increasingly clear, is far more ambitious than it seems. The Chinese president is not just trying to rein in a few big tech and other companies and show who is the boss in China. .

UN General Assembly faces climate change, Covid-19 and new tensions

UN General Assembly faces climate change, Covid-19 and new tensions

WASHINGTON World leaders, who are gathering for an annual UN meeting this week, will confront persistent global issues such as Covid-19 and climate change as they battle new tensions and conflicts shared by UN members. Diplomats and leaders attending the UN General Assembly in New York will also struggle with the Taliban’s return to power … Read more

World Off Track to meet Paris’ climate goals, says UN

World Off Track to meet Paris’ climate goals, says UN

The earth is expected to be about 2.7 degrees Celsius warmer by the end of this century than in the pre-industrial era under emission plans prepared for the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN said Friday, putting the world far off track from the agreement’s climate goals. The report has been prepared by UN researchers based … Read more

US, EU seeks global commitment to reduce methane emissions by 2030

US, EU seeks global commitment to reduce methane emissions by 2030

Officials in the United States and the European Union are committed to reducing global methane emissions by nearly a third by 2030, forcing several of the world’s largest economies to join them, according to people familiar with the effort. The agreement marks the first global commitment to reduce emissions of methane, a gas less widespread … Read more

Action against climate change is urged by medical journals in an unprecedented request

Action against climate change is urged by medical journals in an unprecedented request

Editors of 220 leading medical, nursing and public health journals from around the world called for swift action on climate change in a joint editorial published Sunday. The leader, who appeared in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal and The Lancet, warns that current efforts are not enough to … Read more