The Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs has legally sanctioned a beaver colony to remain on the River Otter in east Devon, after the success of its five-year reintroduction trial. The colony are the first wild beavers to live in the English countryside for four centuries.
As much of the world goes into lockdown to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, hopes are already being invested into the development of a vaccine as a way out of the crisis. However, aside from being several months away, large questions remain over who will develop the vaccine, how much it will cost and who will have access to it. Alan Story explores the case for a patent-free vaccine in the same vein as that developed to eradicate polio in the 1950s.
The US is convulsing with protest over the shocking murder of African American George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, who kneeled on his neck for eight minutes, suffocating him. Solidarity protests have broken out across the world, demanding an end to institutional racism in the US and everywhere. Green World talks to two Green representatives in the US and UK about the fight for equality and justice for the black community.