US & World

Gruppe S: German far-right group on trial for ‘terror plot’

According to investigation files seen by German public broadcaster ZDF and the Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspaper, Werner S planned to acquire a Kalashnikov assault rifle with 2,000 rounds of ammunition, an Uzi submachine gun and hand grenades. The group already had 27 unlicensed weapons, mostly pistols, it is alleged. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56716712

Health

Covid vaccine: All over-50s and high risk groups offered first dose

And remember, there is no published data on the number of people offered jabs, as opposed to those who have actually been vaccinated. However, NHS England has made clear that across the nine groups, 95% have actually had their first doses – that is an average, with take-up rates varying in different groups. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56725940

Covid-19 vaccines: Gordon Brown on G7 helping poorer countries

Covid-19: Debunking the latest wave of medical misinformation

Coronavirus infections ‘a sixth of January peak’

Technology

World’s wealthiest ‘at heart of climate problem’

But the lead author of the report, Prof Peter Newell, from Sussex University, told BBC News: “We are totally in favour of technology improvements and more efficient products – but it’s clear that more drastic action is needed because emissions keep going up. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56723560

Saving green turtles… by cooling their eggs

COP26: Greta Thunberg says Glasgow summit should be postponed

Ocean noise: Study to measure the oceans’ ‘year of quiet’