Global Statistics

All countries
64,933,345
Confirmed
Updated on December 3, 2020 10:15 am
All countries
44,542,539
Recovered
Updated on December 3, 2020 10:15 am
All countries
1,501,302
Deaths
Updated on December 3, 2020 10:15 am

Global Statistics

All countries
64,933,345
Confirmed
Updated on December 3, 2020 10:15 am
All countries
44,542,539
Recovered
Updated on December 3, 2020 10:15 am
All countries
1,501,302
Deaths
Updated on December 3, 2020 10:15 am
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A Once-in-a-Century Climate ‘Anomaly’ Might Have Made World War I Even Deadlier

(John Finney Photography/Moment/Getty Images) An abnormally bad season of weather may have had a significant impact on the death toll from both World War I and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, according to new research, with many more lives being lost due to torrential rain and plummeting temperatures. Through a detailed analysis of an ice…

Climate change may accelerate spread of West Nile virus

Share on PinterestNew research looks at global warming’s potential impact on the transmission of mosquito-borne viruses.West Nile virus, which mosquitoes — as principal vectors — transmit to humans, first arrived in North America in 1999. Since then, it has become the most common mosquito-borne infection in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.Scientific models at Stanford University,…

Climate change may kill off nearly all polar bears by 2100

By Adam Vaughan Climate change could mean the end of many polar bear populationsAll Canada Photos / Alamy Unchecked climate change will doom all but one of the world’s populations of polar bears before the end of the century, as vanishing sea ice increases their annual fasts beyond their limits. The bears’ reliance on sea…

Climate change may push Zika virus into southern and eastern Europe

By Donna Lu Ochlerotatus detritus, one of the mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika virus that is already common in temperate regionsLesley Wood Photography Rising temperatures due to climate change may lead to the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus to currently cooler regions. Under the most drastic model of global warming, by 2080 the risk…

Standard Bank: We will not let climate groups dictate how the bank is run | Fin24

Standard Bank has come under fire for continuing to fund new fossil fuel projects.It has promised to do due diligence to limit harm.CEO Sim Tshabalala says the AGM has become a forum for policy advocacy and debate - which is not in the interests of the company. Standard Bank, which has come under fire for continuing…

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City of Cape Town urges people to leave Kataza the baboon alone

Kataza the baboon. Facebook / Baboon Matters The City of Cape Town has asked the public not to feed a baboon that has relocated to Tokai. The baboon, known as Kataza or SK11, is slowly being integrated into the Tokai troop. Video footage, however, shows humans feeding Kataza. The City of Cape Town has requested that Kataza…

Rassie: There are various benefits for SA rugby to go north

As SA Rugby moves to determine which franchises will go to Europe in future, Rassie Erasmus has noted several potential benefits for the local game should that route be followed.The national director of rugby believes the high world rankings of Wales, Ireland and Scotland mean PRO Rugby is competitive and that fans will eventually identify…

A Once-in-a-Century Climate ‘Anomaly’ Might Have Made World War I Even Deadlier

(John Finney Photography/Moment/Getty Images) An abnormally bad season of weather may have had a significant impact on the death toll from both World War I and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, according to new research, with many more lives being lost due to torrential rain and plummeting temperatures. Through a detailed analysis of an ice…