Climate fund for poor nations vows to drive green Covid recovery

Typhoon Haiyan, the most devastating storm ever to make landfall in all of history, left buildings, homes, and businesses in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines wiped out in its aftermath.... Read more »

Australian Covid-19 antibody therapy aims for early 2021 trial

A scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (in orange), the virus that causes Covid-19. Australian researchers hope to start human trials of a coronavirus antibody therapy in early 2021,... Read more »

As fog clears on benefits of forest protection, excuses for failure wear thin

An aerial view of forest and fields in Indonesia. Global efforts to stop the destruction of tropical forests have faltered so far largely because poor understanding of the value... Read more »

‘Strong evidence’ mothers can transmit Covid-19 to newborns

There is “strong evidence” that Covid-19-positive mothers can pass the virus on to their unborn infants, scientists said Thursday, in findings that could affect how pregnant women are shielded... Read more »

4 tips to staying productive when working from home

Find yourself a dedicated and comfortable spot in your home that you can associate with your job and leave when you’re off the clock. With the outbreak of coronavirus... Read more »

How the coronavirus pandemic is changing people and our planet

A woman with her baby at a bus stop in Delhi. Women in developing countries are being hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting everything... Read more »

US Senate passes new US$480 bil coronavirus support plan

The new tranche includes US$320 bil in small business funding according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  WASHINGTON: The US Senate approved a bipartisan, nearly half-trillion-dollar coronavirus relief package... Read more »

Hotels used to house Singapore’s migrant workers as Covid-19 cases continue to surge

Singapore’s manpower ministry has implemented safe distancing at migrant worker dormitories in the bid to control the spread of Covid-19.  The country’s migrant workers, most of whom are low-wage,... Read more »

Obesity a major risk factor for Covid-19 patients, says expert

The overweight factor has been cited as a possible explanation for higher than average death rates in the US.  PARIS: Being overweight is a major risk for people infected... Read more »

Coronavirus thumps palm oil demand

Workers loading oil palm fruit off a truck in Sabah, Malaysia. Palm oil estate and milling operations have been halted in six districts of Sabah, the country’s largest palm... Read more »