‘The Real Virus Is Bolsonaro’: Pandemic Helps Fuel Amazon Deforestation Surge In Brazil

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased to the highest monthly levels in more than a decade in March, according to data released this month by Brazil’s federal space agency, illustrating how environmental destruction has accelerated even after a record outbreak of fires hit the rainforest last year. More than 200 square miles of forest were […]

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UN Chief Condemns ‘Horrifying Global Surge’ In Domestic Violence Amid Pandemic

As countries around the world try to slow the spread of COVID-19 with lockdowns, quarantines and stay-at-home orders, forcing most people into prolonged home confinement, those with abusive partners and family members face a greater danger of domestic abuse. The United Nations secretary-general on Sunday warned that “we have seen a horrifying global surge in domestic […]

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CDC Raises Travel Advisory For South Korea To Highest Level As Coronavirus Cases Surge

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised its travel advisory for South Korea to the highest level, urging Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to the country as cases of the novel coronavirus surge around the globe. “CDC recommends avoiding nonessential travel to South Korea,” the agency said in its warning on Monday. […]