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Healthcare waste from COVID threatens environment: WHO

February 1st 2022, UN News

Tens of thousands of tonnes of extra medical waste from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous strain on healthcare waste management systems around the globe, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.

City green spaces ‘should receive same protection as national parks’

February 2nd 2022, The Independent

Government must encourage councils to use unique clause in planning laws to stop development on green spaces, charity says

Levelling-up: some wealthy areas of England to see 10 times more funding than poorest

February 2nd 2022, The Guardian

Some of the wealthiest parts of England, including areas represented by government ministers, have so far been allocated 10 times more money per capita than the poorest under Boris Johnson’s “levelling up” agenda, Guardian analysis has found.

Ukraine tensions: US trying to draw Russia into war, Putin says

February 2nd 2022, BBC News

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of trying to draw his country into a war in Ukraine.
He said America's goal was to use a confrontation as a pretext to impose more sanctions on Russia.

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