Fight against desert locust swarms goes on in East Africa despite coronavirus crisis measures
New York/IBNS: Sustained efforts to contain East Africa’s worst invasion of desert locusts in decades are forging ahead, despite limits on the flow of personnel and equipment stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UN food agency said Friday.
First person: COVID-19 is not a silver lining for the climate, says UN Environment chief
New York/IBNS: Greenhouse gas emissions are down and air quality has gone up, as governments react to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Inger Andersen, has cautioned against viewing this as a boon for the environment. In this First Person editorial, Ms. Andersen calls instead for a profound, systemic shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet.
Chances for Coronavirus to get to ISS zero, says NASA
Washington/UNI: Chances for the novel coronavirus to get into the International Space Station (ISS) are next to zero due to the enhanced security measures undertaken by the space agencies, NASA nurse Raksana Batsmanova said.
NASA closes 2 facilities after employee tests positive for coronavirus
Washington/Sputnik/UNI: NASA has decided to close the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana after one of the employee was found to be infected with COVID-19, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Friday.