The Department of Justice is looking for data from four states regarding policies pertaining to Nursing homes taking coronavirus patients, alleging that the policies may have been responsible for massive outbreaks.
In response to the protests since the death of George Floyd, local, state and national governments have started to pay attention. Activists are meeting lawmakers to discuss ways for sustainable reform.
The novel coronavirus stems from a family of viruses that generally cause colds. There have been several coronavirus outbreaks, from the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, MERS-CoV, to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, SARS-CoV. According to the World Health Organization, the current virus is frequently referred to as COVID-19.
Plastic waste, the crux of the ever-increasing threat of global pollution, is growing at rapid rates, according to National Geographic. Since the ‘50s, the world has produced more than 8 billion metric tons of plastic — and of that, only nine percent has been recycled. If trends continue, landfills could contain approximately 12 billion metric tons of plastic waste by 2050. But this is an issue that a little caterpillar might be able to solve.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the annual Munich Security Conference in southern Germany on Feb. 14 to discuss a temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban, according to the Associated Press.