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Environment

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US could be next epicenter, WHO says; ICC says Pompeo threatened staff; What can COVID-19 teach us about the global climate crisis?

One in five people in the world are on lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, as doctors in Italy fall ill fighting the disease. The number of reported COVID-19 cases in North Korea and Russia are questionably low. The World talks with a North Korean defector and a Russian doctor to find out why. Both the pandemic and climate change are calling into question society as we know it. What lessons might the response to COVID-19 have for fighting climate change?

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Confirmed coronavirus cases exceeds 350,000; International students displaced by COVID-19 face online headaches; Under sanctions, Iran rejects offer of US assistance

World leaders are urging their populations to stay at home as the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases rises exponentially. And, students sent home from school are finding new challenges when it comes to accessing online courses. Also, Dominica is setting new standards as it rebuilds from Hurricane Maria in 2017. The small island nation is working to become the world's first climate-resilient country.

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Europe, Africa cut off travel in desperate attempt to slow COVID-19; Cramped conditions heighten risk for prisoners, immigrant detainees; What does a pandemic do for the environment?

Europe is shuttering external — and internal — borders in a response to the pandemic, threatening the model of European solidarity. And, cramped conditions in detention facilities put detainees around the world at heightened risk for coronavirus. Iran has furloughed thousands. In the US, ICE is being sued to release immigrant detainees. Also, in Asia, the widespread use of face masks has given rise to a black market for them.

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