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WORLDWIDE: #CoronavirusNewsDesk Case Numbers & Sadly Deaths JHU Report:

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#CoronavirusNewsDesk says STAY SAFE, STAY INFORMED: DATA IN MOTIONCOVID-19 Data in Motion: Monday, February 21, 2022A 60-second, daily summary of the most important data on COVID-19 in the U.S., updated every morning.

  • Global Confirmed424,677,364
  • Global Deaths5,889,055
  • U.S. Confirmed78,479,408
  • U.S. Deaths935,336

NEW CASESExplore Global Case Trends Track daily reported infections in hardest hit nations.

COVID DEATHSCompare Mortality RatesExamine how fatalities differ by country.

INTERNATIONAL VACCINES View Worldwide VaccinationsSee where over 4 billion vaccinated people are located.

NEWU.S. TRENDSTrace U.S. Pandemic TimelinesCompare cases, deaths and more since 2020 and for last 90 days.

HOSPITALIZED PATIENTSExamine U.S. Hospital CapacityReview 7-day trends in hospitalizations of COVID patients.

COVID TESTINGTrack U.S. COVID TestsView U.S. and state-by-state daily testing data.

#AceHealthDesk report ………….Published: Feb.21: 2022:
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WORLDWIDE: Palm Detectives: These Are The Forgotten Animals Of Deforestation

#AceNewsReport – Feb.12: These brands have products that contain palm oil sourced from mills that are responsible for the destruction of precious habitats of endangered species. Therefore, these brands are directly involved in the extinction of hundreds of endangered species.

#GlobalWarming & #Climate Change Take There TOLL and BUSINESS Steal The Rest: #Boycott4Wildlife And SAVE These Forgotten Animals Of The Secretly Destroyed Rainforest Home For Palm Oil, Soya, Meat, Cocoa And Coffee.

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They have no formal protections in place

Their entire species are now on the knife-edge of survival 

Can you pledge to protect them by boycotting brands destroying their rainforest home for palm oil, meat, soy, cocoa, coffee?

You certainly didnโ€™t ask for this, none of us did! Can you stop the mega-brands responsible?

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#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Feb.12: 2022:

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WORLDWIDE: SpaceX loses 40 satellites to geomagnetic storm a day after launch

#AceNewsReport – Feb.10: Such solar “storms” are caused by powerful explosions on the sun’s surface, which spit out plasma and magnetic fields that can hit the Earth.

#AceDailyNews says SpaceX has lost dozens of satellites after they were hit by a geomagnetic storm a day after launch, causing them to fall from orbit and burn up according to BBC News Report:

Onlookers watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, carrying 49 Starlink satellites
This Falcon 9 rocket launch on 3 February carried 49 Starlink satellites, most of which were caught by the storm

The company, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, said up to 40 of 49 satellites from last week’s launch were hit.

They had been due to join its Starlink satellite internet project.

Starlink is Mr Musk’s bid to provide high-speed internet using thousands of orbiting satellites. 

The system is relatively expensive, but can be used in places where wired connections cannot. For example, in Tonga, where January’s earthquake severed the island’s nation’s undersea data cable, a Starlink station is being built in nearby Fiji to help restore access.

The latest 49 satellites were deployed about 210km (130 miles) above the Earth’s surface. SpaceX said “each satellite achieved controlled flight” after being sent up on 3 February.

However, a day later, the geomagnetic storm hit the Earth. It is the same kind of mechanism that creates aurorae like the Northern Lights, but it can have dangerous effects too.

This storm warmed up the atmosphere and made it much more dense than expected:

“Onboard GPS suggests the escalation speed and severity of the storm caused atmospheric drag to increase up to 50% higher than during previous launches,” SpaceX said.

SpaceX tried to put the satellites into a “safe mode”, turning them to fly edge-on to minimise drag.

The drag was strong enough to stop the satellites ever getting out of that “safe mode” and back into the orbit they needed to reach to be stable. Instead, “up to 40” will fall back into the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up.

Jacob Geer, the UK Space Agency’s Head of Space Surveillance, said he does not expect “any part” of the satellites to hit the ground.

“Events like this are a reminder that space is challenging – getting satellites or astronauts into orbit is still not easy,” he said.

Space weather: The aurora borealis and much more

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Feb.10: 2022:

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(WORLDWIDE) #GlobalWarming & #ClimateChange Report: An ambitious, first-of-its-kind effort to estimate how many different kinds of trees exist on Earth suggests our planet is teeming with thousands of tree species that still haven’t been discovered #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Feb.03: The huge international research effort โ€“ involving the work of over 100 scientists โ€“ estimates that there are approximately 73,000 tree species in total on Earth, yet so far we’ve only documented about 64,000 of these.

#AceNewsDesk says according to Science Alert: Planet Earth Contains Over 9,000 Tree Species Yet to Be Discovered, Scientists Say: We combined individual datasets into one massive global dataset of tree-level data,” says quantitative forest ecologist Jingjing Liang of Purdue University from Purdue University:

In this case, the puzzle consisted of combining two vast tree datasets โ€“ one belonging to the Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative, of which Liang is the coordinator, and another database called TreeChange.

The remainder, researchers say, equates to roughly 9,200 undiscovered tree species that so far have eluded scientific attention and study.

“Each set comes from someone going out to a forest stand and measuring every single tree โ€“ collecting information about the tree species, sizes, and other characteristics. Counting the number of tree species worldwide is like a puzzle with pieces spread all over the world.”

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Tree species and individuals per continent in the GFBI database. (Gatti et al., PNAS, 2022)

The data-pooling project, combining many years’ worth of ground-sourced tree cataloguing, compiled a global occurrence dataset of tree species across a grid of over nine thousand 100 ร— 100-kilometer (62 x 62-mile) cells on the planet.

With statistical adjustments accounting for the comparative richness of biomes in different regions, the researchers inferred that there are likely about 9,200 tree species yet to be discovered, although they fully acknowledge this is an estimate based on incomplete data, including areas where the mapping and analysis of tree species is limited.

Nonetheless, the analysis delivers important new insights on the distribution and occurrence of trees around the world.

“Our estimates at continental scales show that roughly 43 percent of all Earth’s tree species occur in South America, followed by Eurasia (22 percent), Africa (16 percent), North America (15 percent), and Oceania (11 percent),” the researchers write in their new study.

“More undiscovered species likely occur in South America than any other continent.”

The South American species not yet discovered are thought to constitute about 40 percent of all undiscovered species. South America also contains the highest number of rare species (about 8,200 species), and the highest percentage (49 percent) of endemic species not found on other continents.

” This makes forest conservation of paramount priority in South America, especially considering the current tropical forest crisis from anthropogenic impacts such as deforestation, fires and climate change.”

“Beyond the 27,000 known tree species in South America, there might be as many as another 4,000 species yet to be discovered there,” saysforest ecologist Peter Reich from the University of Michigan.

In recent years, that crisis has come into painfully clearer focus, and the researchers say it’s imperative that we identify the true diversity of tree life as soon as possible, so as to be able to better shield these threatened species from the changes imperiling them.

“This new global dataset is a significant piece of the puzzle in ecology and biodiversity,” says forest researcher Andy Marshall from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

“The better the information, the better we can inform national and international plans for conservation priorities and biodiversity targets and management โ€“ potentially saving endangered tree species in the process.”

The findings are reported in PNAS.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Feb.03: 2022:

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(WORLDWIDE) EIA Report: Plastic Crisis cause micro-particles in the air & even in the Arctic Snow according to UN Treaty #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: Pollution from plastics is a global emergency in need of a robust UN treaty, according to a report.

#AceDailyNews says according to EIA Report: Plastic crisis needs binding treaty, as air we breathe now contains plastic micro particles, plastic in soils, and plastic in our food.

Plastic bottles

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) says there’s a cascade of evidence of harm from plastics.

It argues that the plastic pollution threat is almost equivalent to climate change.

It’s reported, for instance, that about 20 elephants in Thailand have died after eating plastic waste from a rubbish dump.

The authors urge nations to agree a UN treaty with binding targets for reducing both plastic production and waste.

“There is a deadly ticking clock counting swiftly down,” said the EIAโ€™s Tom Gammage. 

“If this tidal wave of pollution continues unchecked, the anticipated plastics in the seas by 2040 could exceed the collective weight of all fish in the ocean.”

The United Nations has identified three existential environmental threats – climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution – and concluded that they must be addressed together.

Multilateral agreements on biodiversity loss and climate have existed for nearly 30 years (although they have failed to halt CO2 emissions or protect the natural world).

The idea of a dedicated plastics treaty has been opposed by some nations in recent years.

But more than 100 countries, including the UK, are said to favour a treaty being proposed at the next UN Environment Assembly in February and March.

Sources say outright opposition is weakening, although there’s a dispute as to how strict the treaty should be, and whether it should be legally binding or voluntary.

US President Joe Biden has announced that the US now supports a global agreement, previously resisted by former President Donald Trump. 

Itโ€™s not clear, though, whether he can win approval from Congress, as most plastics are made from oil and gas – and they’re both produced in the US.

Japan is said to be trying to diminish the ambition of the treaty. The Arab Gulf states and China have been silent so far. China produces most “virgin plastic”, although the US and UK are said to be the biggest producers of waste per person.

Launching the EIA report, Mr Gammage said: “The visible nature of plastic pollution has generated huge public concern but the vast majority of plastic pollution impacts are invisible.

“The damage done by rampant overproduction of virgin plastics and their lifecycle is irreversible – this is a threat to human civilisation and the planetโ€™s basic ability to maintain a habitable environment. Itโ€™s becoming almost as serious as the threat from climate change.”

Prof Richard Thompson from Plymouth University, an authority on plastics, told BBC News a UN treaty should focus on the full life-cycle analysis of plastics.

He said: “The underlying cause of the problem is rooted in unsustainable levels of production and consumption. 

“Advocating policies that merely promote the use of plastics that are ‘recyclable’ wonโ€™t be effective unless thereโ€™s a local infrastructure to collect, separate, and viably recycle those plastics.

“Polices to promote the use of ‘compostable’ plastics will only be effective if there is appropriate local infrastructure to handle that waste stream.”

A spokesman for the British Plastics Federation told BBC News: “Plastic is a lightweight, safe, and energy-efficient material, and simply replacing it with alternatives can often have negative environmental consequences, as well as ramifications for health and safety.

“The unfortunate scenes of plastic waste washing up in oceans around the world are a direct result of improperly managed plastic waste in many areas, and if we want to make a difference, this is where the focus should be.”

Recycling can be part of the solution, but consumption is โ€œunsustainableโ€œ, according to one of the authors

Plastics researcher Trisia Farrelly, from Massey University in New Zealand, told BBC News that oil and gas firms, which produce the feedstock for most plastics, were striving to focus attention on plastic waste, rather than the production of plastic altogether.

She said: “The question now is, what will that treaty look like? Will there be a weak form that focuses on marine litter and waste management? Or will there be a resolution that includes the full life cycle of plastics including extraction and production right through to remediation of legacy pollution?”

She agreed that more science was needed to determine the toxicity of plastics, but argued that delay was dangerous.

“The science is relatively new on a number of plastics pollution impacts and some of the science is complex,” she said. 

“But there is more than enough evidence to know that we have to act with urgency to prevent further irredeemable damage caused by plastics pollution.”

Hans Peter Arp, chemistry professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, agreed there are many unknowns, but he maintained that plastic pollution was already breaching whatโ€™s known as a planetary boundary – a threshold that should not be crossed because of the risk to humankind.

He told BBC News: “My colleagues and I have argued that plastic pollution fills the three criteria of a planetary boundary threat: 1) increasing exposure, 2) irreversible presence in the global ecosystem, 3) evidence that it is causing ecological harm, and that this harm will increase with plastic emissions. 

“The rational response to the global threat posed by accumulating and poorly reversible plastic pollution is to rapidly reduce consumption of virgin plastic materials, along with internationally coordinated strategies for waste management.”

Although same large firms are resisting tough global rules, others are in support. One group, plasticpollutiontreaty.org, invites firms to sign up to strict standards to ensure a level playing field for plastic business.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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(GENEVA) #Coronavirus Report: A further 700,000 people could die of #COVID19 by March in Europe and parts of Asia, the World Health Organisation has warned #AceNewsDesk report

A medic works in an intensive care unit for Covid patients in Antwerp, Belgium. Photo: November 2021
The WHO said it expected “high or extreme stress” in intensive care units in 49 countries of its Europe region in March

#CoronavirusNewsDesk says according to health news media #COVID19 Europe region faces 700,000 more deaths by March – WHO has reported: The death toll already exceeds 1.5 million in the 53 countries of what the WHO terms as its Europe region.

โ€˜160,000 lives could be savedโ€™ from Covid in Europe if 95% of people wear masks

Wednesday 24 Nov 2021 3:58 pm

160,000 lives could be saved from Covid in Europe if 95% of people wear mask160,000 lives could be saved from Covid in Europe if 95% of people wear maskss(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
If 95% of Europe wore a face mask thousands of lives could be saved from Covid, the WHO has claimed (Picture: AP)

Thousands of lives could be saved in Europe if the majority of people wear masks, a top World Health Organisation (WHO) official has said.

Meanwhile Globally ….

Global Confirmed259,006,084

Global Deaths5,170,446

U.S. Confirmed47,984,647

U.S. Deaths773,864

Global MapU.S. Map

DATA IN MOTIONCOVID-19 Data in Motion: Tuesday, November 23, 2021A 60-second, daily summary of the most important data on COVID-19 in the U.S., updated every morning.

The WHO warned of “high or extreme stress” in intensive care units in 49 of the nations by March 2022.

Europe is facing a surge in cases, prompting Austria to return to lockdown and others to consider fresh measures. 

A number of countries – including France, Germany and Greece – could also soon make booster jabs a requirement for their citizens to be considered fully vaccinated.

But several countries have seen fierce protests against new measures. The Netherlands saw several nights of rioting over a partial lockdown. 

In its assessment, the WHO warned Covid was the top cause of death in its Europe region. 

“Cumulative reported deaths are projected to reach over 2.2 million by spring next year, based on current trends,” the WHO said on Tuesday. 

Confirmed Covid-related deaths recently doubled to almost 4,200 a day, it added. 

In Russia alone, the daily death toll has been recently topping 1,200.

A high number of unvaccinated people and the prevalence of the Delta variant in some countries were key factors behind high transmission rates in the Europe region, the WHO said.

The WHO Europe director, Dr Hans Kluge, urged those who were still unvaccinated to get the jab. 

“All of us have the opportunity and responsibility to help avert unnecessary tragedy and loss of life, and limit further disruption to society and businesses over this winter season,” he said.

As well as European nations, the WHO also considers Israel and ex-Soviet states like Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as making up the region. 

Unlike the UK – and England in particular – many parts of Europe kept major restrictions in place for much longer.

Whereas England fully unlocked in mid-July, parts of Europe did not do this until the autumn, and in many places kept tougher restrictions in place even as they did.

Part of this was to do with timing. The UK was hit by the more infectious Alpha variant and then Delta sooner, meaning it was in a position to push ahead with unlocking before others.

But it was also a conscious choice backed by the government’s top scientists, Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance.

The logic – along with the benefit of ending restrictions that themselves cause harm to health – was that it was better to have the rebound in infection, the so-called exit wave, in the summer.

It was felt the increase in the spread of the virus would be mitigated by the better weather, meaning more time spent outdoors, and would avoid the winter crunch when pressure on the health system increases across the board.

Read more: Can UK avoid a Europe-style return to lockdown?

#AceHealthDesk report ………….Published: Nov.25: 2021:

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