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National Trust to plant blossom trees in cities

National Trust to plant blossom trees in cities

Science
EPAThe National Trust is planning to plant dozens of blossoming trees, including cherry, hazel and plum, at different sites around the UK.As part of the plan, a circle of 33 trees will be planted in London, one representing each London borough. Designs are being finalised for groves in Nottingham, Newcastle and Plymouth - and other sites will follow.The project should help improve access to nature for those in towns and cities across the country.The idea is to try to create a UK equivalent of Japan's concept of "Hanami" - the annual celebration of flowers, and the coming of spring.Research carried out for the National Trust last year showed that almost half a million people live in "grey deserts " with no trees or green spaces nearby.Hilary McGrady, director general of the Trust, said the...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donates $15 million to help cities provide guaranteed income to their residents

Finance
Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India.Amal KS | Hindustan Times | Getty ImagesThe Covid-19 pandemic has prompted some advocates to call for providing Americans with guaranteed monthly income to help them get back on their feet.Now, one initiative is getting a $ 15 million donation from Twitter CEO and billionaire Jack Dorsey to help put such experiments to work.The organization is Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, a group of about 30 mayors across the country who have signed on to test guaranteed income pilot programs in their cities.The group is led by Mayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton, Calif., who has created a similar program in his city. This summer, he founded Mayors for a Guarantee...
China tests millions after coronavirus flare-ups in 3 cities

China tests millions after coronavirus flare-ups in 3 cities

Health
Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last weekByThe Associated PressNovember 23, 2020, 9:54 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last week.As temperatures drop, large-scale measures are being enacted in the cities of Tianjin, Shanghai and Manzhouli, despite the low number of new cases compared to the United States and other countries that are seeing new waves of infections.Many experts and government o...
Falling rates of COVID in university areas could be hiding a wider outbreak in cities

Falling rates of COVID in university areas could be hiding a wider outbreak in cities

Technology
Falling rates of COVID-19 among students could be masking an underlying epidemic, research by Sky News has revealed.The Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said this week that Tier 3 restrictions were unnecessary because cases in the city were falling. Our analysis suggests that's true when looking at city-wide data. But in fact, the downward trend appears to be because of a sharp fall in cases in areas with a higher density of students. In other parts of the city, which are likely to have a greater proportion of elderly people at risk of more serious disease, cases are still rising.That will be a serious concern for hospitals that are increasingly stretched by the combination of COVID-19 and other winter illnesses. ...
Gardens help towns and cities beat countryside for tree cover

Gardens help towns and cities beat countryside for tree cover

Science
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