Are African countries staying ahead of the coronavirus? I Inside Story

When COVID-19 started to spread around the world, aid workers warned of disaster for Africa. Health systems are weak and poorly funded in many places, and crowded cities making social distancing impossible. But African countries appear to be managing. Senegal and Ghana are among countries praised for their approach to tackle the disease. The number … Read more Are African countries staying ahead of the coronavirus? I Inside Story

Afghanistan: Humanitarian workers at forefront of fight against Covid-19

An unprecedented humanitarian disaster is brewing in Afghanistan, according to several international and local NGOs, as Covid-19 spreads fast among the population. According to a recent study, a third of the residents of the capital Kabul have already been contaminated. The country has been at war for 40 years and suffers from an extremely fragile health system. … Read more Afghanistan: Humanitarian workers at forefront of fight against Covid-19

Bushfire royal commission hears Black Summer was an ecological disaster | ABC News

Animal and plant species which were already considered endangered or threatened may have been totally wiped out by the last fire season. The royal commission into the bushfires has heard the inferno has proven to be the ecological disaster that experts had feared, with some species feared extinct before they were even discovered. Read more … Read more Bushfire royal commission hears Black Summer was an ecological disaster | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 26 | ABC News

The total number of active COVID-19 infections across the nation has dropped below 500. Those numbers come as the federal government ramps up pressure on some states and territories to remove border restrictions saying the closures are crippling the tourism industry. Here are today’s developments in the coronavirus story: 08:00 – The Prime Minister will … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 26 | ABC News

China’s new unmanned helicopter completes maiden flight in Jiangxi

China’s new unmanned helicopter completed its maiden flight Wednesday in Jiangxi Province. The AR500C aircraft, developed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), can fly at an altitude of 5,000 meters to conduct missions related to electronic reconnaissance, anti-terrorism, firefighting and disaster evaluation. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store … Read more China’s new unmanned helicopter completes maiden flight in Jiangxi

All UK arrivals must quarantine for 14 days from June to slow coronavirus

Anyone arriving in the UK from abroad will need to self-isolate for two weeks from next month and if they fail to comply they could be refused entry or – in England at least – face fines. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The Home Secretary said it was necessary to reduce the risk of new cases crossing the … Read more All UK arrivals must quarantine for 14 days from June to slow coronavirus

Top biodiversity researcher says humans must reduce deforestation, pollution

Philippe Grandcolas, a senior researcher at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research, told FRANCE 24 on the International Day of Biodiversity on Friday that decades of deforestation and pollution have been “a disaster”, and that animal trafficking puts humans at risk of viral infections. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Top biodiversity researcher says humans must reduce deforestation, pollution

Cyclone Amphan Leaves Trail of Destruction in Kolkata, India

Cyclone Amphan battered the east Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20, leaving a path of destruction and at least a dozen people dead. A further eight people were reported to have died in neighboring Bangladesh. This footage shows debris and uprooted trees on Bidhan Sarani, a main road in Kolkata. In … Read more Cyclone Amphan Leaves Trail of Destruction in Kolkata, India

U.S.-China Tension Has Potential to Cause Market Correction: BlueBay

May.21 — Investors see the coronavirus pandemic as a natural disaster, causing a severe shock that is relatively short lived, followed by a strong recovery, according to David Riley, chief investment strategist at BlueBay Asset Management. “But one thing which upsets that narrative would be a re-escalation of trade tensions between the world’s two largest … Read more U.S.-China Tension Has Potential to Cause Market Correction: BlueBay

Cyclone Amphan Crashes Into India and Bangladesh Forcing Millions to Evacuate

Authorities along India’s east coast and neighboring Bangladesh evacuated millions to safer places and shut some factories as the biggest cyclonic storm in two decades makes landfall, causing heavy rain and strong winds in the region. Amphan, now equivalent of a category 3 hurricane after weakening from category 5, crossed the coasts of India and … Read more Cyclone Amphan Crashes Into India and Bangladesh Forcing Millions to Evacuate

When Fiction Seems Like Reality

May.20 — P.W. Singer, author and strategist at New America, discusses the novel he co-authored with August Cole, “Burn-In.” The book explores a future America where AI, robotics and remote work are more common. He and his co-author were among the experts warning of the coming pandemic and ensuing disaster. He speaks with Emily Chang … Read more When Fiction Seems Like Reality

Breached Dams, Flooding in Midland, Michigan Threaten Dow Chemical Complex

Dow Chemical activated its emergency operations center after rising waters caused river dams to break in Michigan. President Donald Trump said he’s sending federal emergency workers to Midland, Michigan, where dam failures have flooded a Dow Inc. chemical complex and homes in a disaster that may force the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. After … Read more Breached Dams, Flooding in Midland, Michigan Threaten Dow Chemical Complex

Trump Threatens Michigan Funding in Push for Voting by Absentee Ballot

The coronavirus outbreak that has forced Americans to retreat to their homes and brought the economy to a standstill also threatens to upend the presidential election. Multiple states have rescheduled their spring primaries as the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 keeps climbing. Some polling places in states that held primaries on March 17 were … Read more Trump Threatens Michigan Funding in Push for Voting by Absentee Ballot

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Dam Failures Are a ‘500-Year Event’

President Donald Trump said he’s sending federal emergency workers to Midland, Michigan, where dam failures have flooded a Dow Inc. chemical complex and homes in a disaster that may force the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. After two days of heavy rainfall, water from Lake Wixom breached one dam yesterday evening and then another … Read more Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Dam Failures Are a ‘500-Year Event’

‘A triple disaster’: Cyclone Amphan impacts India, Bangaldesh regions hit by coronavirus | The World

Dangerous winds and rain have begun lashing parts of eastern India and Bangladesh, as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall. Oxfam’s Pankaj Anand is coordinating the humanitarian response to this disaster unfolding in India. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-20/super-cyclone-amphan-india-bangladesh-brace-for-storm-surges/12266496 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe … Read more ‘A triple disaster’: Cyclone Amphan impacts India, Bangaldesh regions hit by coronavirus | The World