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Deadly Bacteria Spread across Oceans as Water Temperatures Rise

Deadly bacteria are spreading through the oceans as waters warm up, and are increasing infection risks, according to a new study.<p>Multiple species of …

Why 400 U.S. cities will one day be under water | Toronto Star

<b>You have said repeatedly that we don’t have to be afraid of rising sea levels.</b><p>Yes, I keep saying that. You don’t have to be afraid, you have to be …

Where's The Love For Puerto Rico?

Where's the love for Puerto Rico?<p>Mexico has the numbers, while Cuba has the mystique. They both have the simpatico from the President of the United States too. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico is sinking and shrinking and the love isn't there. What's up with that, Senor Obama and my global Latino brethren? …

15 facts about sea level rise that should scare the s^*# out of you

<b>(CNN) —</b> I'm recently back from the Marshall Islands -- one of the low-lying Pacific island nations that literally could be wiped off the map by climate change and rising seas.<p>Climate change gets couched, especially by skeptics, as an intangible, far-off issue. But meet people who are terrified …

Climate Change

The race to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak

Digital volunteers are racing to map regions in West Africa where the Ebola virus, which has a 90 percent fatality rate, continues to spread<p>When the …

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todays

Has Antibiotic Resistance Been Solved? Not Yet.

A collaborative research team from universities, research institutes, and industry in Boston and Bonn, Germany, reported yesterday on their discovery of a new antibiotic that holds promise – cautious and restrained promise – for not only overcoming antibiotic drug resistance but being, itself, …

Microbiology

Technology and Science News - ABC News

Amazon Prime set to increase its annual membership fee by $10<p>YouTube Music launches revamped version<p>Twitter implements new filter that demotes …

Bill Gates

Maine nurse in Ebola controversy bikes from home, then returns

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news published 1:45 p.m. ET]</b><br>Negotiations between Maine and nurse Kaci Hickox concerning where she can go during a potential Ebola incubation period have failed, and Gov. Paul LePage will "exercise the full extent of his authority allowable by law," the governor's office said …

Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine to start next week

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.<p>After an expedited review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, researchers were given the green light …

Liberia to give two doctors trial drug, Ebola toll at 1,013 | Reuters

MONROVIA/DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia said on Tuesday it would treat two infected doctors with the scarce experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, the first Africans to receive the treatment, while authorities in Spain said a 75-year-old priest had died of the disease.<p>Liberian soldiers check people travelling …

Global authorities on alert over Ebola outbreak

The Peace Corps announced Wednesday that it was temporarily withdrawing its 340 volunteers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone after two workers were exposed to the Ebola virus.<p>A spokeswoman told CNN and CBS News that the pair were being isolated after coming in contact with an infected patient who …

Indigenous children 10.6 times more likely to be removed from home

Report says Indigenous children are eight times more likely than non-Indigenous children to be receiving child protection services<p>Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are eight times more likely to be receiving child protection services than non-Indigenous kids, and more than 10 times …

After day of tributes, more remains of MH17 victims to arrive in Netherlands

The United States said Thursday it has proof that Russia is firing into Ukraine.<p>Also Thursday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet announced their resignation in what Ukrainian political experts said was an expected development. Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet will remain in place …

Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.<p>Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable enough to last for hundreds of thousands of …

Pollution

Doctors Aren't Sure How To Stop Africa's Deadliest Ebola Outbreak

When an Ebola outbreak lasts for months and continues to show up in new cities, health officials take notice.<p>That's exactly what's happening in West Africa. An outbreak that started in Guinea last February has surged in the past few weeks. It's now the deadliest outbreak since the virus was first …

Egypt's blackouts are here to stay | Algeria

As Israeli tanks invaded Gaza in December 2008, they didn't lead the way. Some 500 yards ahead, Israeli drones cleared the area with missiles. Even after the initial assault, Operation Cast Lead saw an enormous use of drones. On January 4, a missile hit the roof of the Habbash family home in Gaza …

Ebola Comes Back With a Vengeance in Liberia

A health official says seven people believed to have the Ebola virus have died in recent days in the Liberian capital, in the first reported deaths in Monrovia.<p>Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah told The Associated Press on Tuesday that brings to 16 the number of people believed to have died …

Disease

Divers Map The Garbage Dump That Is Filling The World’s Oceans

What’s really in the water? Project Aware lets you see what divers find beneath the waves with their waste audits.<p>You may have heard how there’s a Great Garbage Patch floating in the Pacific, and that it’s the size of Texas. Many newspapers and websites have reported on it, and it sounds …

Mysterious kidney disease plagues Central America

Juan Salgado was 16 when he started cutting sugarcane, in a town near the Pacific coast of Nicaragua in 1966.<p>His symptoms began about 35 years later: Fever. Headaches. Poor appetite. Feelings of faintness. For no obvious reason, his kidneys were severely damaged, to the point that doctors said he …

Scientist Makes Mutant, Infectious Flu Virus in Lab

Flu experts have made a mutant version of the 1918 “Spanish flu” virus that killed tens of millions of people, sparking a new debate over whether such work is too dangerous.<p>Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin says the experiments are important for helping scientists understand how new …

Flu

New research links Iraq dust to ill soldiers

WASHINGTON — Titanium and other metals found in dust at a base in Iraq have been linked to the dust found in six sick soldiers' lungs, according to a study set to be released Monday.<p>"We biopsied several patients and found titanium in every single one of them," said Anthony Szema, an assistant …

Measles Cases in U.S. Spike to Highest Level in 20 Years

Measles infections in the United States have soared to the highest level in two decades, with nearly 300 cases so far this year — and still climbing, federal health officials said Thursday.<p>At least 288 cases had been recorded in 18 states and New York City as of May 23, boosted mostly by a huge …

Public Health

Researchers: The collapse of Greenland’s ice sheet could be a bigger disaster than we thought

The glaciers’ vulnerability to warming waters means current projections of sea level rise are likely too low<p>New, from the people who brought us the unstoppable collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet: It turns out that Greenland's glaciers are more vulnerable to melting than was previously …

French children exposed to dangerous cocktail of pesticides, campaigners say

Children in agricultural areas are being exposed to a dangerous cocktail of pesticides, some of which are banned substances, a French health and environment group has claimed.<p>Générations Futures did independent analysis of the hair of young people living or studying near farms and vineyards after …

Fukushima residents unsure of return to no-go zone

TOMIOKA, Japan (AP) — Whenever Kazuhiro Onuki goes home, to his real home that is, the 66-year-old former librarian dons protective gear from head to …