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Katie Richards

Snapshot: China’s air pollution halved during lockdown.

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NASA’S analysis saw a drastic reduction in nitrogen dioxide as a result of burning less fossil fuels due to a strict lockdown of the epicentre of the pandemic. China is known to be the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gasses, causing China’s use of fossil fuels to be central in tracking climate change.  With such …

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The everlasting effects wildlife is facing due to humans

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Scientists are reporting that aggressive cuts are needed to be made in order to save mammals from extinction. Polar bears will struggle to survive by 2100 due to the melting sea ice which they rely on to catch their prey. Researchers found that this would mean food would become less accessible to polar bears and …

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Snapshot: Breakthrough coronavirus drug

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Although there is not yet a treatment to prevent Coronavirus there has been a breakthrough with the pre-existing drug Dexamethasone. Dexamethasone is a Steroid which is used to reduce inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis, asthma and some skin conditions. However the drug only benefits people on ventilators and oxygen, cutting the mortality rate.  …

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The Government attempts to tackle homelessness due to the COVID-19

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Despite adequate housing being a basic human right, it is still a rising problem within the UK and world wide. In 2018, it was estimated that 4,677 were sleeping rough in England alone, with around 2% of the world’s population being homeless. Staying at home in order to control the spread of the virus means …

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