Thursday, March 4, 2021



Drax scraps plan for Europe’s largest gas plant after climate protests | Drax

Drax has scrapped its controversial plans to build Europe’s largest gas power plant at its site in North Yorkshire following fierce opposition from climate groups.The electricity generator confirmed that it would drop plans to build two combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) in place of two old coal burning units at the Drax site, weeks after completing the sale of four other gas plants to a subsidiary of Vitol last month.The decision to cancel the plans draws a line under three years of opposition from green groups who argued they were...

Coronavirus: UK should donate vaccines to poorer nations now, says new WTO chief; two die amid lockdown protests in Gabon | World news

A year ago, Laura Ricevuti and Annalisa Malara – both doctors at Codogno hospital in Lombardy, Italy – had a hunch something was different about a patient in the intensive care ward. As Reuters reports, their decision to take matters into their own hands ended up triggering a national emergency – they had identified the first case of Covid-19 in the area that would become Europe’s first lockdown zone. A previously healthy 38-year-old man, now known as Mattia, his first name, or “patient one”, had gone to the hospital with...
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