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Zimbabwe’s Afforestation Challenge — Global Issues

Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East province. Perennial dry conditions have also seen Zimbabwe struggle with annual wild fires that have destroyed large tracts of land and damaged the soil, effectively providing the right conditions for turning parts of the country into mini deserts.Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSby Ignatius Banda (bulawayo) Friday, March 27, 2020 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Mar…

Coronavirus cases by community in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County health officials reported five more fatalities due to the coronavirus Friday, bringing the county’s death toll to 26, the highest of any county in the state. All five of the victims reported Friday were older than 60, and four were men, officials said. The number of confirmed cases rose to 1,482, a…

U.S. ventilator makers pull out all stops to fight coronavirus

(Reuters) – As U.S. demand for ventilators skyrockets during the coronavirus pandemic, smaller medical device makers are simplifying their designs and pushing other work aside to make more of the devices. Technicians assemble coronavirus test kits at Evolve manufacturing facility, where they will be manufacturing ventilators, in Fremont, California, U.S. March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton…

‘Choppy waters’ await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled Friday to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt…

Getting Clean: 8 Initial Steps Toward Cyber Hygiene

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COVID-19: B.C. bans resale of hoarded items, define essential services

Article content B.C. officials will take “unprecedented steps” to fight COVID-19, including banning the resale of hoarded and high-demand supplies, bolstering municipal bylaw officers to fine those who flout physical distancing recommendations, and coordinate provincewide supply chains to ensure stocked shelves. Premier John Horgan and Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth made the…

European stocks drop as record stimulus deal fails to stop coronavirus anxiety

European shares fell on Thursday after gaining for two straight sessions, as the still rapidly spreading coronavirus and fears of a deep global recession overshadowed optimism from a historic $2 trillion U.S. fiscal stimulus deal. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 2% at 0803 GMT, with German shares down 1.8% as a survey showed…