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Climate change turning Antarctica's snow green

World / Science & Health May 20, 2020

Climate change turning Antarctica's snow green

Antarctica conjures images of an unbroken white wilderness but blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge. Warming temperatures due to climate change are helping the formation and spread of "green snow" and it is becoming so prolific in ...

British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law

World May 20, 2020

British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law

Leading British supermarket chains have warned Brazil they may be forced to boycott its goods if lawmakers in the South American country pass a bill that would "encourage further land grabbing" in the Amazon. In an open letter to Brazilian senators and deputies, the companies ...

Coronavirus stigma weighs heavily in sub-Saharan Africa

World / Social Issues May 20, 2020

Coronavirus stigma weighs heavily in sub-Saharan Africa

Landlords evict people from their homes, nurses are abandoned by their husbands and people are spurned just on suspicion of coming into contact with a COVID-19 patient. Across sub-Saharan Africa, the stigma attached to the coronavirus is so strong that some choose not to seek ...

Japan approves law to promote large bus and taxi terminals

Business May 20, 2020

Japan approves law to promote large bus and taxi terminals

The Diet enacted on Wednesday a bill to promote construction of large-scale bus and taxi terminals directly connected to train stations. The bill to revise the Road Traffic Law got through the Upper House by a majority vote with support mainly from the ruling coalition ...