Calls for social justice and police reform have gained momentum as unrest continues across around the world in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. These calls are intersecting with the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our regular series discussing the coronavirus crisis, The World's health reporter Elana Gordon moderated a live conversation with David Harris, managing director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School.

Most new solar panels around the world went up in Germany last year. That's due in part to generous government subsidies that made them more affordable. But now, the government is reducing those subsidies in hopes the solar industry there will stand on its own two feet.
An epidemic, the disease chytrid, is spreading among the world'a amphibian population, decimating whole species. Now, scientists are building arks in an effort to save species before the disease can wipe them out.
The Greek economy is in shambles and not really showing any signs of improving. That's led many to look abroad for opportunities — but a lot of times the landings abroad aren't much better. It's also put a crimp in the plans of many who'd gone abroad with hopes of one day returning.
At this point, it's just talk, but more people are talking about what was once unthinkable. The only way for Greece's economy to recover may be to abandon the euro entirely and re-instate its own currency. But even if it does that, there will be no end to the short-term pain the country is facing.
In Juarez, Mexico, the once-bustling nightlife had been dead for years as violence erupted in the city. But, in recent months, as police have setup checkpoints and drug violence has stabilized and perhaps even subsided, the nightlife is returning.
Some Somalis in America are concerned that the famine that's battering the nation isn't getting the level of coverage that other recent disasters, like the Japan tsunami or Haiti earthquake, have gotten.
New research out of the United Kingdom has found that sound can have a striking impact on how people taste food they're eating. Depending on the music playing, people can view the same food entirely differently, in terms of whether it's sweet or bitter.
A hard-charging holdover from the Hosni Mubarak government in Egypt is leading the prosecution of non-profits in Egypt that has so roiled American politicians and could be leading to the worst rupture in relations between the United States and Egypt in 30 years.
As Europe's economy struggles through more bad news — debt downgrades, economic contraction and political unrest — at a meeting in China on Tuesday European leaders were told China would help them with their economic problems. But the promise was backed with few specifics.
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was recently named one of the Seven Wonders of Nature in a less-than-scientific online poll. Still, tourists flock to the site and it often evokes amazing reactions from those who visit.

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