Can China Prevent the Next Animal-to-Human Pandemic?

After the World Health Organization’s coronavirus investigators were barred from entering China, the team landed in the country on Thursday—more than a year after the initial outbreak, long after key locations like the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market were scrubbed, sanitized, and sealed up.Chinese authorities say there were “visa clearance” issues, but one of Beijing’s conditions…Continue Reading

Want to prevent wildfires? Try getting someone’s goat.

To protect their multimillion-dollar homes from the state’s ferocious wildfires, residents of Laguna Beach, California, turn to a solution that is as old as the hills: goat herding. Goatherd Agotilio Moreno’s 300 goats play a key role in the city’s fire prevention strategy, munching on the combustible grasses that cover the hillsides of this old art…Continue Reading

Google to prevent ads on coronavirus conspiracy theory content

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would prohibit websites and apps that use its advertising technology from running ads on “dangerous content” that goes against scientific consensus during the coronavirus pandemic.The world’s largest search…Continue Reading

Epic asks court to prevent Apple’s ‘retaliation’ and allow Fortnite back on the App Store

Just over a week after Apple terminated the App Store account used by Fortnite, Epic Games is asking a court to stop Apple’s “retaliation.” As reported by Reuters, Epic Games has filed for a preliminary injunction seeking to have Fortnite put back on the App Store.In the filing, Epic Games says that it is “likely…Continue Reading

Google to prevent ads on coronavirus conspiracy theory content

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would prohibit websites and apps that use its advertising technology from running ads on “dangerous content” that goes against scientific consensus during the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest…Continue Reading

Germany can prevent a second Coronavirus wave: health minister

German Health Minister Jens Spahn speaks during a news conference, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/PoolBERLIN (Reuters) – Germany can prevent a second wave of the coronavirus in the autumn if people stay vigilant, particularly during the summer vacation season, Health Minister Jens Spahn said…Continue Reading

Coronavirus: Just days left to prevent 'wave of evictions and homelessness' with new law, Labour warns

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Just days are left to pass a new law to prevent “a wave of evictions and homelessness” as the coronavirus pandemic continues to bite, Labour is warning. Ministers are accused of ignoring the threat facing renters,…Continue Reading