"Deforestation jumped 55% in the first four months of 2020 compared with the same period last year, as people have taken advantage of the crisis to carry out illegal clearances.
Deforestation, illegal mining, land clearances and wildfires were already at an 11-year high and scientists say we're fast approaching a point of no return - after which the Amazon will no longer function as it should."
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has unveiled a handheld device that he said could identify people infected with the coronavirus within 100m (330ft), Tasnim news agency reports.
"The basis of this device is to create a magnetic field based on a bipolar virus inside the device, so its antenna can focus on any place within a 100m diameter that is infected by the virus, and identify the infected place in five seconds," Maj-Gen Hossein Salami was quoted as saying.
He added that its accuracy was "80%”, but provided no evidence.
Experts say the only reliable way to test for Covid-19 currently is by taking a swab of the nose or throat, which is sent off to a lab to look for signs of the virus’s genetic material.
Just had my permitted walk for the day, and I had a bit of a run in with a still-working Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.
I said "You'll never get that cuckoo clock finished if all you do is keep making new windows". He replied "Drum-tap-drum-tap, tap-tap-drum, drum-tap, drum", so I stormed off. Proper chippy little cock!