Jeannine Povey

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To Improve Global Health, We Must Erase The World's Biggest Killer

If we’re going to improve human health, we must defeat a scourge that kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria, and TB combined. That killer is hunger, and – like the devastating diseases that are the focus of biopharmaceutical research – it’s not going to yield without a sustained commitment …

Scientists ID new catalyst for cleanup of nitrites

Chemical engineers at Rice University have found a new catalyst that can rapidly break down nitrites, a common and harmful contaminant in drinking …

Arctic storms speed up release of methane plumes

A stormier Arctic could fast-track the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, potentially accelerating global warming.<p>“Significant quantities of methane …

Pollution yields longer-lasting storm clouds

Models that predict weather and climate don't reconstruct the lives of clouds well, especially storm clouds. Usually these models replace storm …

Nutrient Pollution

The reality behind Europe's response to climate change

British cities -- unlike their counterparts on the mainland -- are taking the lead in making plans to curb and handle the impact of climate change. …

Pushing for 2016 debate changes

Top officials from past presidential campaigns have quietly formed a group to push for major changes in the general election debates, with recommendations expected by late spring.<p>The working group is questioning the debates’ format, moderator-selection process and location: Might a TV studio make …

Thailand: On the edge of a political crisis?

Thai opposition protesters are intensifying pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down. They have laid siege to government ministries and state buildings in the biggest street demonstrations since 2010 when more than 90 people were killed in a military crackdown. The prime minister …

Europe’s response to U.S. surveillance is hopeful rather than harsh

The European Commission has laid out plans for “rebuilding trust” in the EU’s data-sharing agreements with the United States, following Edward …

Microsoft reportedly wants to combat NSA with stronger encryption

Executives discuss new initiatives following reports that government agency breached networks at Google and Yahoo<p>Microsoft is reportedly looking for new ways to more securely encrypt its internet traffic amid concerns that the National Security Agency (NSA) may have breached its network. Citing …