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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of intensive care after coronavirus hospitalization

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of intensive care after coronavirus hospitalization

iStock/Vladislav Zolotov(LONDON) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved from intensive care and back to the hospital ward and is in “good spirits,” Downing Street said Thursday evening.”The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of…read more »

Human impact on biodiversity loss may fuel future pandemics

Human impact on biodiversity loss may fuel future pandemics

Kevin Wells/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the war against COVID-19 brings entire countries to a screeching halt, the planet is beginning to see a glimpse into a world without the damaging effects of daily human impact. And that glimpse is startling.With fewer planes in the sky, cars on the roads and foot traffic across our cities,…read more »

Prince William, Kate thank school teachers for working during coronavirus pandemic

Prince William, Kate thank school teachers for working during coronavirus pandemic

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) — Teachers in the United Kingdom working during the holidays to keep schools open during the coronavirus pandemic for children of essential workers and vulnerable kids received a special thank you Wednesday.Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, thanked teachers and staff at Casterton Primary Academy, a school in…read more »

Saudi coalition announces ceasefire in Yemen as COVID-19 fears propel UN peace push

Saudi coalition announces ceasefire in Yemen as COVID-19 fears propel UN peace push

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) — After over five years of fighting in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and its coalition backing the Yemeni government against a rebel group announced they will halt their military operations for two weeks, possibly providing a small window for negotiations again.Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations has called for all…read more »

With Boris Johnson in the ICU, who’s leading the UK?

With Boris Johnson in the ICU, who’s leading the UK?

iStock/Vladislav Zolotov(LONDON) — Less than a year after Boris Johnson became the U.K. Prime Minister in a landslide party leadership victory, one of his former political rivals is now at the helm of the U.K. government as the prime minister battles the novel coronavirus in an intensive care unit in London.U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab,…read more »

American family torn apart by coronavirus travel restrictions

American family torn apart by coronavirus travel restrictions

Courtesy Arnie Fagan(NEW YORK) — The State Department has been undertaking an unprecedented global operation to bring home Americans left stranded by governments shutting their borders and canceling international flights to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.But even after weeks of repatriation flights, there are still some 25,000 U.S. citizens in need of help,…read more »

Deforestation isn’t just an environmental problem — it’s a public health crisis

Deforestation isn’t just an environmental problem — it’s a public health crisis

juuce/iStock(NEW YORK) — Deforestation, habitat loss and wildlife poaching aren’t just environmental issues. They’re among the driving forces behind the rise in global infectious disease outbreaks — and likely contributed to the current pandemic.That’s according to scientists who’ve been sounding the alarm for decades, warning that as we encroach on wildlife to establish new farmland,…read more »

Prince Harry, Meghan name new nonprofit after their son Archie

Prince Harry, Meghan name new nonprofit after their son Archie

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have confirmed the name of their new nonprofit venture, which is tied to their nearly 1-year-old son Archie.The Sussexes, who have settled in Los Angeles, plan to name their new venture Archewell.”Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of ‘Arche’ — the…read more »