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As animals migrate because of climate change, thousands of new viruses will hop from wildlife to humans

As animals migrate because of climate change, thousands of new viruses will hop from wildlife to humans

“We can’t put this one back in the bottle,” said the researcher behind a recent study about the spread of zoonotic diseases.

Takataka Plastics turns plastic waste into COVID face shields
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Takataka Plastics turns plastic waste into COVID face shields

Takataka Plastics is trying to build a local market for recycling—and has quickly pivoted to pandemic response.
Coronavirus pandemic & auto comeback
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Coronavirus pandemic fuels comeback of cars

Car sales platform Vroom has staged the second-best debut of a US listing this year, showing that announcements of the end of our automobile culture may be premature.

Brazil bauxite mine pollution, poverty

MRN bauxite mine leaves legacy of pollution, poverty in Brazilian Amazon

Traditional people say Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN) has given back little while doing great harm.

Pacific Northwest wildfire covid-19
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As COVID-19 upends wildland firefighting, Pacific Northwest forests poised for conflagration

With nearly triple the usual number of wildfires this year, Washington and Oregon are set to have the worst summer fire forecasts in the nation.

Wider sidewalks & no-car zones

American cities are built for cars. The coronavirus could change that.

Wider sidewalks and no-car zones are the new hot commodity. They could even help businesses reopen.

extreme weather & Covid-19
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What happens if a hurricane hits during the pandemic?

We will soon enter the most dangerous time of year for natural disasters. But the pandemic has turned disaster planning on its head.
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