The Heated Debate in the Birding Community

Weather: Rainy in the morning, then gradually clearing. High in the mid- to upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect today. Suspended tomorrow for Ash Wednesday. After David Barrett started his Manhattan Bird Alert account on Twitter to spread the word about the variety of beautiful birds to be seen in the city, not everyone was […]

US to ramp up vaccination efforts with ‘community centres’

The White House on Wednesday announced that it will open more “community vaccination centres” in schools, universities and stadiums in several hard-hit states, in an effort to ramp up their vaccination campaign. “These centres are helping to provide new, more efficient places for people to get vaccinated,” White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said during […]

New Zealand detects first community COVID-19 case in two months

A 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe tested positive 10 days after completing two weeks in isolation. New Zealand health officials have confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the community in more than two months, sparking urgent contract-tracing efforts north of Auckland. A 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe tested positive 10 […]

After #EndSARS, community support helps Nigerians heal wounds

Lagos, Nigeria – More than two months after she was attacked while protesting against the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos, Clara Igwe*, 23, still finds it difficult to sleep. “Four [police] men cocked their guns and were facing me [saying] that I should lay down,” she recounts to Al Jazeera. “The next thing, […]

After Australia’s fires: A devastated community rebuilds together

Wonboyn, Australia – “It was about two months after the fire,” said Ian Williamson. “We’d been into town shopping. And I just collapsed on the ground crying and screaming.” On January 4 this year, the devastating bushfires that made media headlines around the world ripped through Wonboyn, a small lakeside community on Australia’s east coast. […]