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Compost toilets an environmentally friendly solution for schools  - 2 comments
rkstoll says:

This sounds somewhat like reinventing old solutions to long-standing issues.

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World

  • Tuesday 4 May 2021 6:45pm

    Sydney, Australia
    : New York Times Reporting: About 8,000 Australians are affected by an unprecedented travel ban that began on Monday, prompted by India’s record-breaking COVID outbreak. It is believed to be the first time that Australia has made it a criminal offence for its own citizens and permanent residents to enter the country, with a threat of jail time or large fines. Families are separated and Indian-Australians are outraged.

  • London, United Kingdom
    : People who have been vaccinated with a single dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines were 65% less likely to get a new Covid infection, a UK study has found. The chances of becoming infected by COVID (SARS-CoV-2) fell sharply after a first dose. However, some people can still get Covid after being vaccinated but the ongoing transmission is reduced.

Opinion

  • Monday 3 May 2021 1:28pm


    Cambridge-MA, USA
    : The world’s current vaccination plan is very much “broke,” and nobody seems to be fixing it, despite the disastrous consequences for lives, livelihoods, and the global economy. This was supposed to be the year of recovery. But, from an epidemiological standpoint, it is shaping up to be worse than 2020, and current dynamics suggest that 2022 will be no better. It does not have to be this way. But getting onto a better path will require strong global leadership. The world has multiple effective vaccines available. But it is not moving nearly fast enough to administer them. - By Ricardo Hausmann.
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Pacific Islands

  • Wednesday 28 April 2021 5:23pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : COVID-19 cases in Fiji continue to increase with six new cases confirmed yesterday, 27 April, bringing the total to 42 active cases, according to health officials. Recent cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed to be the B1617 variant that was first detected in India. Dr James Fong has warned Fijians to stay at home because “any person-to-person contact outside your home could get you infected.”
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  • Tuesday 27 April 2021 8:32pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor has welcomed the new climate targets announced by the USA, Japan, UK and Canada, as well as South Korea’s commitment to end financing of coal-fired power plants overseas at President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate.
 

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  • Tuesday 20 April 2021 7:33am


    Wellington, New Zealand
    : New research reveals the chances of the New Zealand South Island’s Alpine Fault generating a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years are much higher than previously thought. The probability of that earthquake occurring before 2068 is about 75 percent, says Dr Jamie Howarth of the Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington today in a published study.
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