The coronavirus pandemic’s knock-on impact on healthcare for tuberculosis, malaria and HIV could lead to deaths on a similar level to those from covid-19 itself in some parts of the world, a new analysis finds
Adam VaughanHow the covid-19 pandemic is making malaria, TB and HIV more deadly
Households could see their energy bills cut by £20 a year under proposals from the regulator.
Adam VaughanHere's a truckload of moaning by energy networks which have rinsed massive profits out of consumers for years, because regulator Ofgem is now clamping down on those profits. Dry subject, so the moans make top lines of stories, rather than consumer savings
Adam VaughanNew FAQ from WHO says airborne transmission of covid-19 by aerosols "cannot be ruled out" and emphasises asymptomatic transmission: "Yes, infected people can transmit the virus both when they have symptoms and when they *don’t* have symptoms"
Europe's largest beast is to roam the forests of Romania after 200 years. Adam Vaughan witnesses the buzz as a herd of 17 is released in the Carpathian mountains
Adam VaughanTakes me back to seeing these massive creatures being reintroduced in a part of Romania 6 years ago theguardian.com/environment/20… (it was also one of first times Guardian experimented with fancy new web layout for articles, with inset elements & different size pics)
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Adam VaughanJohnson on 3 June: "all tests turned around in 24 hours by the end of June, except for difficulties with postal tests or insuperable problems like that"
Spreading rock dust on cropland around the world could absorb a tenth of humanity's carbon budget, which would help avoid triggering catastrophic levels of global warming
Adam VaughanJames Hansen on enhanced rock weathering: "I particularly like it because it is more permanent than most CO2 draw-down schemes.”
Adam VaughanSpreading rock dust on cropland around the world could save around a tenth of humanity’s “carbon budget”, the amount of CO2 we can afford to emit without triggering catastrophic levels of global warming, analysis finds
Adam VaughanSo the Eat Out to Help Out (AKA Pizza Express voucher) will cost £500m. Good use of £500m of public money? Over to you...
Adam VaughanBit more detail in the Treasury #planforjobs doc gov.uk/government/pub…
• The £2bn insulation plan (green homes grant) is "over 100,000" of the jobs
• Expected to upgrade 600,000 homes
• Confirmation of £100m for direct air capture R&D
Roads are widespread and can impact ecological communities. Cooke et al. use data for 75 bird species across Great Britain to show that common species are disproportionately abundant near roads, whereas rarer, smaller-bodied and migrant species are...
Exclusive: Green deal home improvement fund will offer £1,000 for people installing boilers and insulation, and £500 for anyone who fits measures within 12 months of moving into a property
Adam VaughanI think the pot for the £5,000 Green Homes Grant vouchers are likely to be used up very, very quickly.
When government ran similar scheme in 2014 (green deal home improvement fund, theguardian.com/environment/20…) it ran out incredibly quickly. And it was less generous.
This year is shaping up to be an average one for global forest fires, but the vital ecosystems of the Amazon and the Arctic are experiencing a second year of severe blazes
Adam VaughanArctic wildfires last year produced a record-breaking amount of CO2, uneseen in almost two decades of records.
Siberian heat has helped June 2020 beat June 2019, reports @m_parrington, at 53 v 59 megatonnes of CO2
See @newscientist story here for more