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Brazil senators to vote on damning Covid report

Image source, ReutersImage caption, More than 600,000 people have died from Covid in BrazilA Senate committee in Brazil is meeting to vote on whether to approve a damning report into the government's handling of the Covid pandemic.The report, which was presented in the Senate last week, recommends that President Jair Bolsonaro face charges, including crimes…
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Climate change: UN emissions gap report a 'thundering wake-up call'

By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondentImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Current plans to cut carbon emissions don't work quickly enough, says the UNNational plans to cut carbon fall far short of what's needed to avert dangerous climate change, according to the UN Environment Programme. Their Emissions Gap report says country pledges will fail to keep the global…
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Joshua Kimmich: German footballer's vaccine hesitancy dismays experts

By Joshua NevettBBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Joshua Kimmich denied he was an "anti-vaxxer" after expressing unease about long-term side effectsHe's one of Germany's superstar football players, a role model who's supported charities that help people struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.But in recent days, Joshua Kimmich's comments about the safety of Covid-19 vaccinations have…
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Crimean gold must return to Ukraine – Dutch court

Image source, Allard Pierson Museum, AmsterdamImage caption, Included in the collection was a gold Scythian ceremonial helmet (L) dating back to the 4th Century BCA Dutch appeals court has ruled in favour of Ukraine in a long-running wrangle over a historic collection of ancient treasures that was prompted by Russia's annexation of Crimea.The legal dispute…
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Can Lego help save Singapore's coral reefs?

Singapore is home to a third of the world's diversity of coral species - a staggering amount for a tiny country. Coral reefs protect the world's coastlines, are home to thousands of fishes and are a vital part of the underwater ecosystem. However, issues like land reclamation and coastal development have caused Singapore's reefs to…
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Eco-friendly sex: What is it and how does it impact on climate change?

By Harriet OrrellBBC World ServiceImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, How much of an impact do our sex lives have on climate change?When we think about the different ways we can reduce our carbon footprints, our sex lives are not usually at the top of the list. Yet web searches for sustainable products such as vegan…