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The New York Times
A Brain Drain Among Government Scientists Bogs Down Biden's Climate Ambitions
WASHINGTON — Juliette Hart quit her job last summer as an oceanographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, where she used climate models to help coastal communities plan for rising seas. She said she was demoralized after four years of the Trump administration, in which political appointees pressured her to delete or downplay mentions of climate change. “It’s easy and quick to leave government, not so quick for government to regain the talent,” said Hart, whose job remains vacant. President Donald
BBC
Farming's chemicals mix killing more bees - study
Commercial formulas, which contain multiple chemicals, should require their own licences, researchers say.
The New York Times
Most Children Recover Quickly From COVID-19, but Some Have Lingering Symptoms, a Study Says
Most children with COVID-19 recover within a week, but a small percentage experience long-term symptoms, according to a new study of more than 1,700 British children. The researchers found that 4.4% of children had symptoms that last four weeks or longer, while 1.8% have symptoms that last for eight weeks or longer. The findings suggest that what has sometimes been called “long COVID” may be rarer in children than adults. In a previous study, some of the same researchers found that 13.3% of adul
Business Insider
WHO tells wealthy countries to stop giving out booster shots until poorer nations get more vaccines
It comes hours after a San Francisco hospital said, like Israel and France, it would offer doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to J&J recipients.
BBC
Net zero targets 'unrealistic' says Oxfam report
Oxfam’s chief executive said that net zero targets made by companies and governments are "unreliable and unproven".
BBC
Boeing's Starliner spacecraft: A guide
Starliner is one of two vehicles designed to transport astronauts to and from the space station.
Business Insider
People worried that cases would spike when England ended restrictions on July 19. The opposite happened.
External factors seem to have limited the impact of lifting the restrictions, but experts worry another wave might come in the fall.
BBC
Timber shortage due to 'unprecedented' post-lockdown demand
Prices are rising sharply as climate change and post-lockdown DIY and building projects hit supplies.
Associated Press
This year's summer of climate extremes hits wealthier places
As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021′s onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming’s wrath in the past. Wealthy countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany and Belgium are joining poorer and more vulnerable nations on a growing list of extreme weather events that scientists say have some connection to human-caused climate change. “It is not only a poor country problem, it's now very obviously a rich country problem,” said Debby Guha-Sapir, founder of the international disaster database at the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters at Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.
CBS News
Boeing Starliner launch on hold after valve problem
If the Starliner's valve woes are not quickly resolved, the flight could face a lengthy delay.