The Week in Stories Around the Globe

India’s coronavirus infections cross 7 million ahead of festivals

 India’s coronavirus caseload topped 7 million on Sunday when the health ministry reported 74,383 new infections in the previous 24 hours, with a rise in infections in southern states offsetting a drop in western regions.

#India #COVID19 #festival

Signs Saudis are edging towards historic Israel peace

Fast forward 18 years and the Middle East has moved on in so many ways, although the Palestinians have yet to achieve independent statehood and Israeli settlements considered illegal under international law continue to encroach on Palestinian land in the West Bank.

#SaudiArabia #israel #middleeast

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon falls for third month, still high

The final data is generally far higher than the preliminary figures. Brazil’s Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) estimates the final deforestation figure will be above 14,000 square kilometers. That’s an area larger than the US state of Connecticut. 

#Brazil #rainforest #deforestationawareness

Our Species Is Still Evolving: Forearm Artery Reveals Humans Evolving From Changes in Natural Selection

“This is micro evolution in modern humans and the median artery is a perfect example of how we’re still evolving because people born more recently have a higher prevalence of this artery when compared to humans from previous generations.”

#Humanity #Science #evolution

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