How Russia is cleaning up the Arctic’s biggest oil spill

Environmental activists are frustrated by how Russian authorities handled a diesel spill which poured into two rivers in late May. Despite the Kremlin declaring a federal emergency and sending a host of different agencies to participate in the clean-up, just last week Greenpeace Russia found another area where technical water used in industrial processes was … Read more How Russia is cleaning up the Arctic’s biggest oil spill

Coronavirus: UK Culture in Crisis – BBC Newsnight

The UK cultural sector is facing an unprecedented crisis as Theatres, Concerts and Festivals remain shuttered despite some lifting of lockdown restrictions. Sir Nicholas Hyter, formerly of the National Theatre, tells Newsnight ‘the entire UK cultural ecosystem is facing break down’. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F On Friday 3 July, all over the UK, … Read more Coronavirus: UK Culture in Crisis – BBC Newsnight

Hospitals slowly return to normal but fear of second coronavirus wave hangs over staff | ITV News

Words by ITV News Health Editor Emily Morgan As I walked into Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, I felt something profoundly different to what I’d experienced on recent hospital visits. There was no tension. From acute wards, to the emergency department and on to the intensive care unit, staff were busy, but relaxed. There was an … Read more Hospitals slowly return to normal but fear of second coronavirus wave hangs over staff | ITV News

Two doctors save injured school girl hit by motorcycle

A school girl on a bike crashed into a motorcycle and fell on the ground unconscious. Two doctors taking their children to school saw the accident. They quickly offered help on the street. They chose to follow the ambulance as it brought the girl to the hospital. One day after emergency treatment the girl was in a stable … Read more Two doctors save injured school girl hit by motorcycle

Together, we can help the world recover better

The COVID-19 crisis is taking a grim toll on human lives across the globe. Although the complete impact is yet to be fully comprehended, the risk the pandemic is exposing for gains made towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is becoming evident. What this global emergency is also revealing, is that these 17 goals are, … Read more Together, we can help the world recover better

Chinese authorities ramp up efforts in flood control, disaster relief

Chinese authorities are ramping up efforts in flood control and disaster relief to ensure the safety of people’s lives and property as incessant downpours continue to wreak havoc in vast stretches of the country. So far, the Ministry of Emergency Management dispatched five special work teams to the worst-hit areas to provide guidance in disaster … Read more Chinese authorities ramp up efforts in flood control, disaster relief

Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

High-level open debate of the Security Council on the theme “Pandemics and security”. Global health risks, such as pandemics and epidemics, can become a threat to international peace and security. Striking examples of epidemics turning into global health risks include the epidemics of severe acute respiratory syndrome, HIV/AIDS and Ebola virus disease. In the case … Read more Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

‘Emergency’ removal | Statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson taken down in Richmond

The mayor of Richmond, Virginia has ordered the removal of all Confederate statues on city land on an ’emergency’ basis, citing an ‘urgent need to protect the public’ as his rationale for skipping a required council vote. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/aksu Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews … Read more ‘Emergency’ removal | Statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson taken down in Richmond

Statue of Confederate ‘Stonewall’ Jackson removed in Virginia, U.S.

Workers began removing Confederate statues in Richmond, Virginia on Wednesday after the mayor of the U.S. city, the former capital of the pro-slavery Civil War South, ordered them taken down. Mayor Levar Stoney used his emergency powers to order the “the immediate removal of multiple monuments in the city, including Confederate statues,” his office said. … Read more Statue of Confederate ‘Stonewall’ Jackson removed in Virginia, U.S.

Bye, bye, CHAZ & CHOP | Seattle police reclaim & clear out ‘Autonomous Zone’

Seattle police disperse protesters & clear the streets in the zone outside a police station on Capitol Hill following an emergency order by Mayor Jenny Durkan. ‘Autonomous Zone’ was established on June 8 in response to George Floyd’s death, with activists demanding police reform. https://on.rt.com/akri Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com … Read more Bye, bye, CHAZ & CHOP | Seattle police reclaim & clear out ‘Autonomous Zone’

A State of Emergency Was Declared as Heavy Rain Hit West Tennessee

A state of emergency was declared in McNairy County, Tennessee, after heavy rainfall overnight caused flooding on July 1 in the Selmer area. County Mayor Larry Smith declared the state of emergency on Wednesday morning. More than four inches of rain fell in some areas of McNairy County. Residents were encouraged to boil and conserve … Read more A State of Emergency Was Declared as Heavy Rain Hit West Tennessee

Leicester lockdown: Business owners ‘depressed’ at new emergency

As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks up the economy, business owners in Leicester say they are depressed. The English city is the first to impose a local lockdown for at least two weeks because of a resurgence in coronavirus infections. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Leicester, UK. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Leicester lockdown: Business owners ‘depressed’ at new emergency

Victoria records 77 new COVID-19 infections “largely” in locked-down areas | ABC News

Victoria has confirmed 77 new coronavirus cases, with the state’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton saying the cases are “largely” in the Melbourne suburbs locked down last night. Dr Sutton addressed the media earlier. 0:00 Opening remarks -ANSWERS TO REPORTER QUESTIONS- 1:15 Are these cases all in the hot-zones? 1:56 How likely is it that … Read more Victoria records 77 new COVID-19 infections “largely” in locked-down areas | ABC News

Pence Says U.S. Will Spare No Expense to Help Ease Arizona’s Covid-19 Surge

A masked US Vice President Mike Pence visited Arizona on Wednesday where the state leads the nation in new coronavirus cases per capita. The visit by Pence comes as Arizona broke its own records in newly reported COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, emergency room visits and deaths. There have been roughly 558 new cases per 100,000 people … Read more Pence Says U.S. Will Spare No Expense to Help Ease Arizona’s Covid-19 Surge

Pence Says He ‘Couldn’t Be More Proud’ of U.S. Coronavirus Response as Case Spike

A masked US Vice President Mike Pence visited Arizona on Wednesday where the state leads the nation in new coronavirus cases per capita. The visit by Pence comes as Arizona broke its own records in newly reported COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, emergency room visits and deaths. There have been roughly 558 new cases per 100,000 people … Read more Pence Says He ‘Couldn’t Be More Proud’ of U.S. Coronavirus Response as Case Spike