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Satellites map the global flow of oil

Demand for oil has collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic just as supply is about to strengthen because of a dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia. As a result, oil prices have sunk to levels not seen since 2002. As … Continue reading

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Tens of thousands of scientists are redeploying to fight coronavirus

Michelle Cipicchio (right) trains two lab technicians at the Broad Institute to extract viral RNA from patient samples.Credit: Scott Sassone/Broad Institute   As labs shut down around the world, researchers are finding creative ways to donate their time, supplies and … Continue reading

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Coronavirus diaries: alone, together | Anywhere but Westminster

The headlines have so far been all about a panic-buying, lockdown-defying Britain. But in video sent by viewers and their own neighbourhoods, John Harris and John Domokos find distancing and isolation giving rise to amazing community spirit, even as Covid-19’s … Continue reading

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Why Cities Are Where They Are

 

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Derrick Lin’s Dioramas Contrast the Bustle of Agency Life with Peaceful Office-Supply Scenes

Seattle-based photographer Derrick Lin (previously) constructs miniature worlds that serve as a direct contrast to the stacks of books and other office staples like paperclips and pencils they’re surrounded by. Often showing life’s more relaxing and sublime moments, each scene … Continue reading

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World Water Day focuses on climate change and “safe hands”

Water and climate are inextricably linked. We feel the effects of climate change mostly through water: more floods, more droughts, and more pollution. At the same time, we can tackle climate change through water, according to a joint message issued … Continue reading

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What can be done to stop global water scarcity?I Inside Story

Water scarcity is a growing problem, caused by everything from man-made climate change to poor governance.

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As U.S. Blames China for Coronavirus Pandemic, Rest of the World Asks for Help

Staff load medical materials bound for Italy at Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province, March 17, 2020. Photo: Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu via Getty Images   AS THE NUMBER of coronavirus infections spirals out of control, the U.S. … Continue reading

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UK becomes deserted as coronavirus advice bites – in pictures A seagull looks in vain for scraps outside an empty restaurant in Exeter Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Source: Pin on Moments

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