Major volcanic activity may have resulted in the second-largest extinction event in Earth’s history. Photo: Shutterstock
Archaeology and palaeontology
How China and North America drove a mass extinction event 450 million years ago
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A new study points to massive volcanic activity in what is now China and North America as the driver of a mass extinction event 450 million years ago.

Major volcanic activity may have resulted in the second-largest extinction event in Earth’s history. Photo: Shutterstock
How China and North America drove a mass extinction event 450 million years ago

A new study points to massive volcanic activity in what is now China and North America as the driver of a mass extinction event 450 million years ago.

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US President Joe Biden (left) and Russian leader Vladimir Putin also  discussed a range of other issues, including Iran’s nuclear programme and a wave of cyberattacks against the United States. Photos: various sources via AFP
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Many nations suspended flights from South Africa and neighbouring countries amid concerns over the new Omicron variant. Photo: Bloomberg
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There’s an urgent need to do something about inequitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, and for wealth countries to take action to improve genome surveillance in poorer nations.

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Opinion | China is proud of its own democracy and wants no part of flawed US model

China’s whole-process democracy seeks to meet people’s wish for a better life, and the country’s achievements speak for themselves. The US ‘democracy’ summits are a farce, given their lack of appreciation of national conditions elsewhere and respect for other people’s choices.

China’s whole-process democracy seeks to meet people’s wish for a better life, and the country’s achievements speak for themselves. The US ‘democracy’ summits are a farce, given their lack of appreciation of national conditions elsewhere and respect for other people’s choices.

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China is proud of its own democracy and wants no part of flawed US model
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While the UN climate change conference fell short of the needed commitments, it still showed a way forward for Hong Kong’s climate action plan. The window to keep the 1.5-degree goal alive is closing fast, but it is still achievable if we act with urgency and commitment.

While the UN climate change conference fell short of the needed commitments, it still showed a way forward for Hong Kong’s climate action plan. The window to keep the 1.5-degree goal alive is closing fast, but it is still achievable if we act with urgency and commitment.

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How Hong Kong can do its part to achieve COP26 goals
Many nations suspended flights from South Africa and neighbouring countries amid concerns over the new Omicron variant. Photo: Bloomberg
As I see it | Omicron shows nations need to work together, not slam their borders shut
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China’s whole-process democracy seeks to meet people’s wish for a better life, and the country’s achievements speak for themselves. The US ‘democracy’ summits are a farce, given their lack of appreciation of national conditions elsewhere and respect for other people’s choices.

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