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Coronavirus: Northern England ‘worst hit’ by pandemic

Coronavirus: Northern England ‘worst hit’ by pandemic

Health
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Northern Greece locks down as Europe tightest restrictions

Northern Greece locks down as Europe tightest restrictions

Health
A lockdown has come into effect in northern Greece, with the southeastern European country joining the list of the continent’s nations tightening restrictions to restrain rapidly increasing coronavirus infectionsBy ELENA BECATOROSNovember 3, 2020, 9:47 AM• 3 min readATHENS, Greece -- A lockdown came into effect in northern Greece on Tuesday, with the southeastern European country joining the list of the continent’s nations tightening restrictions to restrain rapidly increasing coronavirus infections.The surge of the virus across Europe and the increasing strain on health systems has led to several countries imposing new restrictions varying in strictness, from a partial shutdown in Germany to a total lockdown in England later this week.Nations are also seeking alternatives to all-out bans
‘Assad has ruined everything’: Inside the buffer zone keeping a tenuous hold on stability in northern Syria

‘Assad has ruined everything’: Inside the buffer zone keeping a tenuous hold on stability in northern Syria

World
If there are symbols of just how indebted the Syrian opposition forces are to Turkey, then the new army base in Aleppo Province for its elite Al Hamza division is evidence of this.The Turkish red crescent flag is given as much prominence as the Syrian opposition one. In the grand greeting rooms where commanders and visiting dignitaries will meet to discuss tactics, it is the Turkish flag which is placed side-by-side with that of the opposition's.Sky News was given an exclusive tour of the base which is due to open in less than three weeks.We're shown conference rooms where "training on prisoners of war" will be given as well as lectures on military manoeuvres. ...
Ozone levels across Northern Hemisphere have been rising for 20 years

Ozone levels across Northern Hemisphere have been rising for 20 years

Science
Aug. 21 (UPI) -- While emission levels for ozone-forming chemicals have fallen in some North American cities, new research suggests tropospheric ozone levels have increased across the Northern Hemisphere over the last 20 years. In the upper layers of the atmosphere, the ozone layer helps protect Earth and its inhabitants from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Advertisement But closer to Earth's surface, ozone causes problems. In addition to accelerating climate change, the greenhouse gas can harm people's lungs and damage plants. "Ozone is a secondary gas, which means that it is not directly emitted," lead researcher Audrey Gaudel, a scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado, told UPI in an email. "It is formed photochemica...
Northern California wildfire spawns rare firenado

Northern California wildfire spawns rare firenado

Science
Northern California was alerted to a rare tornado warning unlike any other by the National Weather Service -- a fire tornado. Sure enough, a fiery tornado was spotted shortly after the warning on Saturday near the Nevada border, where a large wildfire, winds and extreme temperatures combined to create a dangerous storm. Advertisement The Reno office of the National Weather Service knew the mixture of 60 mph winds with pyrocumulonimbus clouds from the Loyalton Wildfire could produce a fire-induced tornado. The forecasters warned the conditions posed "an extremely dangerous situation for firefighters." "The Loyalton Fire to the east of the Sierra Valley exploded most impressively this afternoon, with a very large pyrocumulus and reports of fire tornadoes," the NWS warning said. "Due to the...