China took weeks to diagnose new Covid cases and underreported numbers, leaked documents show
on November 30, 2020 at 9:44 pm
An unprecedented leak of internal Chinese documents reveals how the country mishandled the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The documents - from Hubei province, the site of the world's first known outbreak - show China announced misleading numbers of new cases and deaths, was hampered by an average three-week delay in diagnosing new cases, and experienced a huge spike in influenza in the epicenter province in early December.
Tens of thousands of farmers swarm India's capital to protest deregulation rules
on December 1, 2020 at 10:21 am
Tens of thousands of farmers have swarmed India's capital where they intend to camp out for weeks to protest new agricultural laws that they say could destroy their livelihoods.
Fraser Island, a unique Australian ecosystem, is on fire as parts of the country swelter through record heat wave
on December 2, 2020 at 12:12 am
Firefighters in Australia are battling a massive bushfire that has been burning out of control for six weeks across the popular tourist spot of Fraser Island, as parts of the country's east swelter through a record-breaking heat wave following the hottest November on record.
Pandemic surge affecting Christmas holiday plans across Europe
on December 1, 2020 at 8:44 am
As the year comes to an end, many of Europe's governments are scrambling to avoid stringent lockdowns over the Christmas holidays. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.
Britain's final Brexit choice could prolong the worst recession in 300 years
on November 25, 2020 at 3:57 pm
The UK economy is suffering its worst recession in more than 300 years and failing to secure a new trade deal with the European Union will make its recovery even longer and more arduous, according to the country's independent fiscal watchdog.
Job guarantees and free money: 'Utopian' ideas tested in Europe
on November 23, 2020 at 1:08 pm
Christine Jardine, a Scottish politician who represents Edinburgh in the UK parliament, was not a fan of universal basic income before the pandemic hit.
More emissions means higher prices: More food brands want you to know their climate impact
on November 27, 2020 at 9:01 am
Food labels already indicate how good or bad a product is for you. But good or bad for the planet? That's often much less clear. Now a growing number of brands are labeling their products to show their climate impact.
Craft breweries are turning unsold beer into gin
on October 23, 2020 at 4:55 am
This was going to be a big year for Japan. With the Summer Olympics due to be hosted in Tokyo, the island nation expected 40 million tourists to grace its shores.
Women in Japan have had period leave for over 70 years. Why the West doesn't have it
on November 21, 2020 at 12:13 am
Sachimi Mochizuki has worked in Japan for two decades, but she's never taken a day off for her period.
US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters
on September 18, 2019 at 4:44 pm
If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.