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31/10/2014
The lemur, Javan rhino and Santa Cruz kangaroo rat are all lonely animals, but they matter too, according to a new study. As endemic species, living in habitats restricted to a particular area, they are more important to biodiversity than ...   
31/10/2014
The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567 infected in eight countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday, slightly revising downwards its figures for cases mainly due to "suspected cases in Guinea being ...   
31/10/2014
If you want the inside scoop about what's happening with the Ebola outbreak, then just hang out at the Mamba Point Hotel in Monrovia.It's packed with scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, international reporters ...   
31/10/2014
A judge in Maine ruled Friday that Kaci Hickox, the nurse who treated Ebola patients and defied a state-imposed quarantine, can come and go as she pleases, as long as she is monitored for symptoms and lets health officials know where she’s ...   
31/10/2014
"Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive the Ebola virus," BBC News reports. Researchers found around one in five mice remained unaffected by the infection. Researchers investigated how mice with a ...   
31/10/2014
Brazil finally entered the solar power sector on Friday, granting contracts for the construction of 31 solar parks as it tries to diversify its sources of generation amid an energy crisis caused by the worst drought in eight ...   
31/10/2014
A judge who had temporarily agreed to quarantine Kaci Hickox, a Maine nurse who had treated Ebola patients, ruled Friday that she did not have to have her movements restricted. The state of Maine had won a small, brief victory in its ...   
31/10/2014
The Amazon rainforest has degraded to the point where it is losing its ability to benignly regulate weather systems, according to a stark new warning from one of Brazil’s leading scientists. In a new report, Antonio Nobre, researcher in ...   
31/10/2014
Campaigners against global warming and their bitterest opponents are united by one word this weekend: irreversible. It appears 48 times in the draft of the most important report so far on climate change, being finalised today in ...   
31/10/2014
The Environmental Protection Agency released a grim report Friday that said it must start planning for the worst possible effects of climate change, and predicted a future world filled with rising sea levels, raging wildfires and more severe ...   
31/10/2014
A gray wolf was recently spotted at the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Thursday, the first wolf sighting in the national park in decades, making conservationists everywhere hopeful that it's a sign the species is recovering.While officials ...   
31/10/2014
There's a big hole in our ozone right over the Antarctic right now, and it's slightly bigger than last year. However, according to NASA data, this hole is still significantly smaller than it was a decade ago and is likely going to keep ...   
31/10/2014
There may be those who feel the apocalyptic plot of the new Hollywood film Interstellar seems a bit far-fetched, with humans forced to look for an alternative planet because this world can no longer feed them. But it has been given ...   
31/10/2014
Governments and scientists have been meeting in the Danish capital Copenhagen this week to adopt a key IPCC report on the state of the climate. It says policymakers must act now to avert the worst. Climate change may have "severe, ...   
31/10/2014
Dennis Seidenberger has farmed cotton for 49 years in this close-knit community 40 miles southeast of Midland. Farming is a way of life that he passed on to his son, and one that he hopes will stay in the family for generations.But his ...   
31/10/2014
New York officials announced on Thursday that they would offer employee protection and financial guarantees for health care workers joining the fight against the Ebola outbreak in three West African nations.The announcement was an effort ...   
31/10/2014
The UK Green Investment Bank has mobilised more than £5bn of funding for new green energy infrastructure projects in the two years since its launch. The government-backed body confirmed it passed the milestone yesterday with a £5.2m ...   
30/10/2014
Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders urged caution on Wednesday over claims of a slowdown in infections in Ebola-hit Liberia, saying the apparent drop could be due to poor management of the sick. The warning follows an announcement ...   
30/10/2014
This week’s news on Ebola should make you breathe a sigh of relief--and seethe with anger. The news is the recovery of Amber Vinson, the nurse who got Ebola while treating Thomas Duncan at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She left ...   
30/10/2014
The fight against Ebola is taking place on two well-known fronts: on the ground in West Africa, where governments and aid groups are racing to build treatment centers; and inside the lab, where scientists are trying to create vaccines and ...   
30/10/2014
The World Health Organization says the number of reported Ebola cases has surpassed 13,700, a jump of more than 30% since the last numbers were released four days ago.Dr. Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general of the WHO, said the big ...   
30/10/2014
JUST two months ago the bodies of Ebola victims turned away from teeming treatment centres lay dead in the streets of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Now, in those same facilities, many of the beds lie empty. Could the outbreak that has so ...   
30/10/2014
New York officials on Thursday announced a program to encourage healthcare professionals to work in Ebola-hit West Africa, an effort to deflect criticism that the state's mandatory quarantine could hamper the battle against the ...   
30/10/2014
When Ebola came to Dorcas's home on the outskirts of Freetown in Sierra Leone, the virus spared no one. Her mother brought it home from the clinic where she worked, caring for an Ebola patient who ultimately died. Her mother, in turn, gave the ...   
30/10/2014
A full-court press involving all public health tactics known to prevent Ebola transmission will be required to quell the current West African epidemic, a new study reports. Four practices in particular -- burying the Ebola-infected dead ...   

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