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Covid-19: Funding crisis threatens zoos’ vital conservation work

Covid-19: Funding crisis threatens zoos’ vital conservation work

Science
Zoos' vital conservation work is being put at risk by a Covid-related funding crisis.Breeding programmes to rescue rare species may have to be cancelled, with many zoos facing the biggest cash crisis in their history.The body that represents British zoos says a government rescue package is inaccessible for most of its members.Only one zoo has claimed successfully, the BBC has learned.Zoos face huge income losses due to lockdown and reduced visitor numbers. Ultimately, this will impact on their ability to care for species which are the last of their kind on Earth, and now found only in zoos."The extinct-in-the-wild species are absolutely dependent on human care," said Dr John Ewen of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). "It's o...
Dwayne Johnson tears down faulty security gate to get to work

Dwayne Johnson tears down faulty security gate to get to work

Entertainment
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Film star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tore down the security gate at his home when it malfunctioned and prevented him from getting to work. "Not my finest hour, but a man's gotta go to work," the Moana and Jungle Cruise star captioned Friday's Instagram photo of the damaged gate he tossed on the lawn. Advertisement "We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open," he explained. "I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out -- but this time it wouldn't. Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on site, but I didn't have 45 min to wait. By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day. So I did what...
Coronavirus: NHS staff off work due to testing shortages, say bosses

Coronavirus: NHS staff off work due to testing shortages, say bosses

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device A lack of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is leading to staff absences and services being put at risk, hospital bosses have warned.NHS Providers, which represents English hospital trusts, said staff are having to self-isolate because they cannot get tests for themselves or family members.It comes after widespread reports of people struggling to get tested.The home secretary said the government was "surging capacity" where it was needed.The government's testing system - part of its test, track and trace operation which Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised would be "world-beating" - has faced criticism in recent weeks.An increase in demand for coronavirus tests has led to local shortages - with some ...
Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

Technology
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive, but scientists and others on the front lines say it's not as simple as blaming either climate change or the way land is managed.The governors of California, Oregon and Washington have all said global warming is priming forests for wildfires as they become hotter and drier. But during a visit Monday to Californi a, Trump pointed to how states manage forests and said, “It will start getting cooler, just you watch.”Scientists say wildfires are all but inevitable, and the main drivers are plants and trees drying out due to climate change and more people living closer to areas that burn. A

Big tech needs more time to work off major excesses, top money manager Jeff Mills warns

Finance
Big tech's record win streak may just be on hiatus.Bryn Mawr's Jeff Mills believes the group will regain its market leadership. But before it does, he warns investors will have to brace for some more wild swings as the group works off major excesses."Earlier in the summer, you had something like 85% or 90% of technology stocks trading over their short-term 50-day moving average. That's very healthy, solid momentum. That has broken down now into the mid-50s," the firm's chief investment officer told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "But we're still not oversold."The tech-heavy Nasdaq is coming off its worst week since March 20. It's now just a hair out or correction territory, which implies at least a 10% drop from record highs.Former high-flying mega cap growth names ...