US & World

Congress passes huge financial stimulus package

Image copyright AFPImage caption Democratic US Representatives practise social distancing as they discuss the stimulus bill The US Congress has passed its largest-ever financial stimulus package, worth $2tn (£1.7tn), as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. The House of Representatives passed the bill two days after the Senate. President Trump says he will sign […]


Coronavirus: Essex GP with ‘textbook symptoms’ dies

Image copyright NHS Southend CCGImage caption Dr Habib Zaidi had worked as a GP in Leigh-on-Sea for more than 47 years The family of a GP who died while being treated for suspected coronavirus say he sacrificed his life for his job. Dr Habib Zaidi, 76, died in intensive care at Southend Hospital, Essex, 24 […]

Health workers on frontline to be tested in England

Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

Clap for Carers: UK in ’emotional’ tribute to NHS and care workers


Coronavirus: Lockdowns continue to suppress European pollution

Image copyright Copernicus/KNMI/ESAImage caption There is enough data to be confident in the observed changes New data confirms the improvement in air quality over Europe – a byproduct of the coronavirus crisis. The maps on this page track changes in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – a pollutant that comes principally from the use of fossil fuels. […]

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Climate change: ‘Gob-smacking’ vision for future UK transport

US Space Force launches first mission