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New COVID-19 Testing Data Reveal 70% More Positive Results in Non-White US Counties

, senior climate scientist

New data compiled and analyzed by UCS shows that in counties with relatively large non-White populations, 70 percent more people test positive for COVID-19 than in predominantly White counties. Read more >

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Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Lock the Gate Alliance (Flickr)

Climate Change is the Fastest Growing Threat to World Heritage

, Deputy director, Climate & Energy

Nineteen extraordinary places were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list this week, including Buddhist temples in South Korea, the forests and wetlands that form the ancestral home of the Anishinaabeg people in Canada, and the ancient port city of Qalhat in Oman. But amongst all the congratulations and good feeling that comes with adding sites to list of the world’s most important places, there was little or no serious talk about the implications of climate change. Read more >

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