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Stay current with what’s happening around the world with a quick scan of top news.

20th November 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Bubbling methane craters and super-seeps - is this the worrying new face of the undersea Arctic? Scientists have shared the first results of a trip to the world’s largest deposit of subsea permafrost and shallow methane hydrates. "Fields of methane discharge continue...

19th November 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

““The COVID-19 crisis did not start as a financial crisis, but it is morphing into a global one,” according to Carmen Reinhart, chief economist at the World Bank. “She made the comments in The Economist’s highly anticipated The World in 2021 report… Her views echo...

18th Nov 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Greenland's largest glaciers are currently melting at levels close to what scientists had previously expected under a future “worst-case scenario”, a study has found. "Using a combination of aerial photographs and field data, the study found that current rates of...

17th November 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that the central bank would use all available tools to ensure a strong recovery from the pandemic-induced shock and that he expected more support would be needed... "Richard Clarida, the Fed’s vice chairman, said officials...

16th November 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Never before has the maximum temperature remained in double digits for as long as this year. We are currently at 229 consecutive days with 10C [50F] or higher [Netherlands], which is a record... "“This is quite special,” says meteorologist Yannick Damen of Weeronline...

14th November 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

“India has entered into the first recession in its history, as Covid-19 continues to ravage economies across the developing world. “The gross domestic product of the world’s second-most populous nation contracted by a record 23.8 per cent in the three months until the...

13th November 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"North Pole above freezing... the highest temperature at the North Pole was 1.1°C or 34.1°F on November 12... "These high temperatures over the Arctic Ocean are caused by transfer of huge amounts of heat from the Arctic Ocean to the atmosphere, indicating severe...

12th November 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Millions of Americans Face Loss of Jobless Aid: ‘Without It, I’m Dead in the Water’: "Two critical unemployment programs are set to expire at the end of the year, potentially leaving millions of Americans vulnerable to eviction and hunger and threatening to...

11th November 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Unseasonably high temperatures are being forecast this week throughout Siberia. The latest freak weather follows a summer of unprecedentedly warm weather in the remote region. "Roman Vilfand, of the Hydrometeorological Center in Moscow, told reporters that Western...

10th November 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

News this week dominated, of course, by the potential vaccine and Biden's victory. This is certainly the most optimistic general sentiment has been since the pandemic began. "The way things are shaping up, the Biden economy appears likely to show uncanny similarities...

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