Why 2020 has been good for England's beavers

Homes for these "ultimate environmental engineers" have been set up in enclosures across England.

bbcnews
Nov. 30, 2020 ~8 min

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Brexit: Ministers unveil next steps in England's farming policy

The government says the post-Brexit plans for farm payments are the most significant for 50 years.

bbcnews
Nov. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19 – here's what doctors are facing, in their own words

Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural case numbers rise, and administrators fear flu season will make make it worse. And then there's the politics.

Lauren Hughes, Physician, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~9 min

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In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.

Roberto Silva, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~9 min

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Rural health cooperatives are challenged by connectivity and social distancing -- but are innovating

The pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of connectivity and access, but providers and patients are finding creative solutions.

Amanda Phillips Martinez, Assistant Project Director, Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

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Price of plastic carrier bags in England to double to 10p next year

The fee for single-use bags will rise to 10p and be extended to all shops from April 2021.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 31, 2020 ~5 min

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UK to set limits on harmful airborne particles

A new UK target will be set to protect people from the effects of breathing in tiny particles.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Aug. 19, 2020 ~4 min

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ICU beds are scarce in low-income areas

New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~8 min

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Coronavirus: Will lockdown easing see more of us using rivers?

There has been a surge in people visiting waterways after the lockdown was eased, outdoor groups say.

By Claire Marshall • bbcnews
July 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Red kite 30-year Chilterns project a 'conservation success'

The "near-extinct" species is thriving 30 years after being reintroduced in England.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 19, 2020 ~3 min

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