November 11, 2022

US COVID Public Health Emergency to Stay in Place

The United States will keep in place the public health emergency status of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing millions of Americans to still receive free tests, vaccines and treatments until at least April of next year, two Biden administration officials said Friday. The possibility of a winter surge in COVID-19 cases and the need for more time to transition out of the public health emergency (PHE) to a private market were two factors that contributed to the decision not to end the emergency status in January, one of the officials said. The public health emergency was initially declared in January 2020,


Rains From Nicole Douse Eastern US From Georgia to Canadian Border

Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Nicole covered the eastern United States from Georgia to the Canadian border Friday while hundreds of people on a hard-hit stretch of Florida’s coast wondered when, or if, they could return to their homes. As Nicole’s leftovers pushed northward, forecasters issued multiple tornado warnings in the Carolinas and Virginia, although no touchdowns were reported immediately. Downgraded to a depression, Nicole could dump as much as 20 centimeters of rain over the Blue Ridge Mountains, forecasters said. Plus, there was a chance of flash and urban flooding as far north as New England. Wrecks


THE MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND ENTERPRISE MALTA, ĊERTEZZA U STABBILTÀ: Government transforming Romeo Romano Garden’s historical building into environmental education centre for Ekoskola children

The historical building at the Romeo Romano Gardens is being given a new lease of life thanks to an agreement reached between the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise and Nature Trust – FEE Malta.   As the first phase of the garden’s restoration by GreenServ – WasteServ’s subsidiary – is nearing completion, Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli announced that the groundsman’s house will be transformed into an educational centre focusing on the environment.   The building, being restored through a €1 million investment, will also include a sensory garden intended for children with autism.