As epidemiologists work round the clock to calculate the mortality rate of COVID-19, its ease of transmission and other vital statistics, a different group of experts are interrogating the role that human psychology could play in the unfolding pandemic.
Behavioral scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus
The world faces a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions – and one that doesn’t involve the coronavirus. Over the last decade, global displacement of people from their homes due to war or political instability has grown from about 44 million to more than 71 million, which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says far surpasses the estimated 60 million people displaced by World War II.
Global crisis we’re forgetting about: 71m displaced by war, unrest
Environmental groups and climate activists around the world shifted protests from the streets to online because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Streets evacuated, but climate protests continue online
Dramatic footage from the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus satellite reveals a 'notable drop' in air pollution over Italy after the coronavirus lockdown.
Dramatic satellite footage shows 'notable drop' in air pollution over Italy
The Federal government of Nigeria, in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the government of Japan, is going to study the availability of sustainable alternatives to plastics, and the viability of innovative packaging and recycling technologies. The study will consider options in the context of market needs in Nigeria and Egypt, the two leading plastic litter-generating countries in Africa.
UNIDO, Japan launch study on how to combat plastic pollution
Hundred-year-old Vasco Gaspar leans on his walking stick in a field in central Mozambique, gathering maize near the tent where he has lived since floods and winds destroyed his house in March 2019.
Thousands wait in shelters a year after Mozambique cyclone

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