Jessica Ashby

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Second MERS case confirmed in Netherlands

A second case of the potentially deadly MERS virus has been identified in the Netherlands, a spokeswoman for the country's National Public Health Institute told CNN. It comes one day after authorities confirmed the first case.<p>The cases in the Netherlands involve two family members who had traveled …

China crushes dissent as Tiananmen Square anniversary approaches

As China gets ready to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, the communist government is enforcing a relentless grip on its citizens.<p>Any signs of dissent are being met with lengthy prison sentences, and censorship is running high. The government has even blocked residents from …

Teen Will Carry Brother With Cerebral Palsy 40 Miles To Send A Powerful Message

Braden Gandee, 7, has trouble walking on his own. Good thing he's got an older brother to carry him -- and to fight for his future.<p>Fourteen-year-old Hunter Gandee does actually carry his younger brother, who has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle …

U.S. launches new global initiative to prevent infectious-disease threats

By Lena H. Sun<p>, Reporter<p>Faced with what they describe as a perfect storm of converging threats from infectious-disease epidemics, U.S. officials launched a global effort Thursday with more than two dozen countries and international organizations to prevent deadly outbreaks from spreading.<p>The goal …

Archive Global: fighting disease with low-tech, low-cost home design

Equipped with funding from UBS, a New York non-profit aims to reduce tuberculosis and malaria with home improvements<p>Carving out windows for cross ventilation, replacing dirt floors with concrete – these housing design strategies might seem like obvious ways to create cleaner and healthier living …

Scientists Want to Tax Meat to Cut Methane Emissions, Slow Global Warming

A group of scientists aren’t waiting for the world to follow Al Gore’s lead by going vegan to save the planet. Instead, they want to tax meat in …

Climate Change

Corn biofuels worse than gasoline on global warming in short term – study

• $500,000 study paid for by federal government<br>• Conclusion: 7% more greenhouse gases in early years<p>Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they …

Decades Later, A Medal Of Honor For Hispanic-American Hero

At the White House on Tuesday, President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to two-dozen soldiers whose service ranged from World War II to the Vietnam War. These soldiers are being commemorated after congress mandated a review to make sure that no one was overlooked because of prejudice.<p>One of …

Everyday Heroes

<i>USA Today</i> reported that 20 per cent of Americans have done heroic deeds. The story, by reporter Sharon Jayson, cites a study by Stanford University …

KQED

Most anchovies and sardines don’t end up on pizzas. Instead, they go to processing plants where they are turned into pellets to feed farmed fish. Now …

More global warming will be worse for the economy, says the Copenhagen Consensus Center

The Copenhagen Consensus Center (oddly, located in Massachusetts) is a think tank headed by Bjorn Lomborg that advocates for what they consider "<i>the best ways for governments and philanthropists to spend aid and development money</i>." The group recently released a report that attempts to quantify the …

The 'pause' in global warming is not even a thing

The idea that global warming has "paused" or is currently chillaxing in a comfy chair with the words "hiatus" written on it has been getting a good run in the media of late.<p>Much of this is down to a new study analysing why one single measure of climate change – the temperatures on the surface …

The world’s best scientists agree: On our current path, global warming is irreversible—and getting worse

In a landmark report, a global panel of leading scientists again called the evidence for climate change “unequivocal” and for the first time said humans are “extremely likely” to be the dominant cause.<p>Put simply: “Human influence on the climate is clear.” And as this map makes clear, the world has …

Climate Change

'Our message to adults and global leaders: stop talking, start planting'

Global development professionals network,Climate change,Global development,Policy and advocacy,United Nations,European Union<p>When he was nine, Felix Finkbeiner set up Plant for the Planet. Now 16, he shares how it's developed to gain 23,000 members, and his message to government leaders

What will happen to global warming when we get the next big El Niño?

I'd like to declare a new season.<p>The back end of January is now the traditional time when we find out that the year we just had was one of the hottest on record.<p>I've no idea what we'd call this season, but it's upon us once again and it's becoming repetitive. It's been going on for a decade or more.<p>…

Why the Price Tag for Global Warming Just Went Up by $60 Trillion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>$60 trillion dollars is enough money that you could spend $1 million every minute for a century and …

Negative Health Effects of Global Warming

Global warming is not only a threat to our future health, it already contributes to more than 150,000 deaths and 5 million illnesses annually, …

Large fish have disappeared from vast tracts of Australian coast, survey shows

Vast tracts of Australia's coastline have been denuded of large fish, with marine life under pressure from climate change, over-fishing, pollution and invasive species, a year-long study has found.<br>The reef life survey, undertaken by volunteer divers along the entire Australian coastline, took in …

With ice melting, U.S. pushes for limits on fishing in Arctic Ocean

SEATTLE — U.S. officials are heading to Greenland for a three-day meeting to persuade other Arctic nations to place a moratorium on high-seas fishing in the Arctic Ocean, where climate change is melting the permanent ice cap and allowing trawlers in for the first time in human history.<p>The United …

Global Warming

Illegal fishing plunders and strains West Africa

FREETOWN/DAKAR (Reuters) - On a recent mission pursuing pirate fishermen off Sierra Leone’s coast, the head of the Fisheries Protection Unit found himself adrift on the high seas with six crew after their rented motorboat ran out of fuel.<p>Sierra Leonean security forces guard the Marampa 803, a …

Sterilise farmed salmon to stop breeding with wild fish, researchers say

Farmed salmon should be sterilised to prevent them breeding with wild fish and introducing genetic weaknesses, experts have urged.<p>New research shows that while salmon bred in captivity for food consumption are genetically different from their wild relatives, they are just as fertile, potentially …

U.S. still weighing if genetically altered fish is safe: FDA chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration is still considering whether a proposed genetically engineered fish is safe for consumers, the agency’s top official said on Thursday.<p>A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, …

What's The REAL Difference Between Wild & Farmed Fish?

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.<p>In terms of healthy eating, it seems there’s one food most experts can agree on: fish. After that, the gloves come off, …

Vanishing Innocents: Fish, Dolphins, and Other Sea Creatures in Troubled Waters

Wildlife<p>Photograph by Charles Saylan<p><b>Sardinia has a unique and unforgettable scent, different from any other place I’ve known. It’s the scent of the Mediterranean undergrowth, of junipers and myrtles. If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can almost smell it even now, thousands of miles away and</b> …

Effort to Achieve a Polio-Free World Gets a Shot in the Arm

The fight to eradicate polio symbolizes what global health is all about. To wipe the virus off the face of the earth, we have to reach virtually …

Why we think vaccines can outwit pneumonia

Pneumonia is a clever killer, responsible each year for the deaths of more than a million children under five years old, most of them in the …

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Breaking the HIV-Hunger Trap - Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Created by:<p>Chelsea Bailey<p>Topics:<p>General<p>Around the world, more than 400 million children are living in extreme poverty. Subsisting on less than U.S. …