How coronavirus might change farming Urban farming flourishes Forced to spend more time at home, increasing numbers of people have been trying their hand at growing their own food. This could be a positive development in the long run. With more than two-thirds of the world's population projected to live in cities by 2050, urban farming will become more crucial - and it requires less fossil fuel for transport and less land than conventional agriculture. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: Officials estimate over 6% of US population are infected
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Germany has been under the protection of NATO's nuclear umbrella — and thus also the US — for decades, and if Europe wants to provide its own security it will have to come up with a replacement shield. As things stand now, France would be the only choice in stepping up to the task. France has not been shy about splurging on its "Force de frappe" nuclear strike force. But French leaders have also been careful to maintain distance to NATO and the US on that front: French missiles have never been integrated into NATO defense planning. … [Read more...] about How will Europe guarantee its security without the US?
Unlike some countries in East Asia and Europe, the US is still in the midst of its first wave of the virus. Experts point to the wildly divergent virus responses from state to state, as well as a politicization of health measures to curb the virus — including wearing face maskGermany: Former abattoir worker 'heard colleagues crying at night's and social distancing. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: German meat industry to revamp amid outbreaks
The movement has gained renewed prominence amid global protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, during an arrested by white policeman in the United States. Earlier this month, protesters in the southwestern English city of Bristol pulled down a bronze statue of the 17th century slave trader Edward Colston. The statue was dumped in the local harbor. … [Read more...] about British firms promise to compensate for slavery links
While other countries have secured millions of doses of the vaccine by Oxford University, Brazil is yet to make a deal, raising concerns about its virus response under President Jair Bolsonaro. The president has been criticized for defying social distancing recommendations and was also ordered to wear a mask by a federal judge when he steps out in the capital city of Brasilia. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: Austria bans all but essential travel to German state