Hope for a green economic recovery

The World
Several rows of large solar panels are shown with a wide angle lens with two people at the bottom of the photo wearing yellow safety vests and hard hats.

Electricians consult a wiring schematic while installing solar panels at the 38-acre BNRG/Dirigo solar farm in Oxford, Maine, Jan. 14, 2021.

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A new report from Oxford and the UN has found that economic recovery spending has not been as climate-focused as many advocates have been hoping for. But there’s hope for the future. And, at his address to the nation Thursday night, US President Joe Biden said that all Americans over 18 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1. But elsewhere in the world, the picture looks very different. Also, a current hit from Cameroon, Aveiro Djess’ song “Le Nyama,” celebrates the drudgery of people working night shifts and tries to give them a sense of liberation.

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