Over the last several months, I have seen a great many comparisons of fabrics that can be used to construct homemade face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but I have not seen anyone discuss the use of live snakes. I assume it is because of this c…

Live snakes are not breathable materials Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Over the last several months, I have seen a great many comparisons of fabrics that can be used to construct homemade face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but I have not seen anyone discuss […]

“It’s going to keep getting worse,” one climate scientist warned.

With the deadly coronavirus pandemic raging into its seventh month, communities across the country now find themselves unable to escape the rapidly worsening effects of global climate change.  In the last two weeks, wildfires fueled by extreme heat and drought have consumed a combined 5 million acres in California, Oregon […]

New Zealand suffered its worst economic slump since the Great Depression in the second quarter as a strict nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus brought the country to a standstill.

New Zealand suffered its worst economic slump since the Great Depression in the second quarter as a strict nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus brought the country to a standstill. Gross domestic product plunged 12.2% from the first quarter, Statistics New Zealand said Thursday in Wellington. That’s the biggest three-month […]

Both the EU and UK are cynically using Northern Ireland as a bargaining chip

Blockade is a strong word. Boris Johnson claims the European Commission has threatened a food blockade of Northern Ireland, which is clearly incorrect in the sense of physically preventing goods arriving from Britain. The European Union does not have a navy and its request for a Belfast base for its customs […]

All counties in Ireland are currently on Level 2 of the Government’s five-level plan, but if Dublin moves to Level 3 in the coming days, here’s what we can expect.

As the number of coronavirus cases in Dublin continues to rise, NPHET is meeting today and is expected to make recommendations which will be considered by the new Covid-19 oversight group. All counties in Ireland are currently on Level 2 of the Government’s five-level plan, but if Dublin moves to […]

People familiar with the announcement said Ottawa has now received agreements from all provinces and territories on the spending plan

Article content continued Spending will go toward public transit infrastructure, immediate assistance for seniors at risk of transmitting COVID-19, personal protective equipment for employees as they return to the workforce, and additional childcare services, among other things. Ontario will receive $1.7 billion for public transit projects, and another $1.1 billion […]