Protected areas vulnerable to growing emphasis on food security

The image of a female Asian elephant in a tea plantation on the fringes of KazirangaNational Park in India, bordering the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, exemplifiespotential impacts to endangered species conservation in cropland-impacted parks. The elephant in the image is mock charging at rescuers extracting her calf from a trench at the edge of thefield.…Continue Reading

More areas could be heading for Tier 4 after Christmas, minister hints

More areas could be moved into Tier 4 after Christmas given the “very worrying” new coronavirus variant, a cabinet minister has told Sky News.Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said the mutation “is very concentrated in London and the South East”, where full lockdown measures are already imposed. “We’ve now had time to think again about whether…Continue Reading

The 67 areas in worst-hit regions to get mass coronavirus testing

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid Email These are the 67 places across England which are…Continue Reading

Covid: More tier 3 areas to get mass testing from Monday

Publishedduration4 hours agoimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionThe rapid tests have already been used by universities before students head home for ChristmasMass testing programmes like the one trialled in Liverpool are to be rolled out in 67 tier three areas of England, with the first starting on Monday.More than 1.6 million of the rapid lateral flow tests…Continue Reading

Areas With Mask Mandates Have Lower Covid-19 Hospitalization Rate, Study Finds

Topline Covid-19 hospitalizations in Tennessee have risen at a far lower rate in areas that have mask-wearing mandates than those that don’t, a new analysis from Vanderbilt University researchers found, reinforcing evidence showing that face masks play a significant role in slowing coronavirus transmission. Downtown Broadway is seen on August 07, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.…Continue Reading