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Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog

<b>Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks reignites debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi</b><p>NEW DELHI, …

Pollution

FDA orders market pullout of Dengvaxia vaccine

<b>The drug regulatory agency also directs pharma giant Sanofi to ‘conduct an information dissemination campaign through advisories, Dear Doctor</b> …

Public Health

Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough

<b>Blue Planet 2 producers say final episode lays bare shocking damage humanity is wreaking in the seas, from climate change to plastic pollution to</b> …

Oceans

Sanofi can't trace individuals at risk, but continues to monitor Dengvaxia recipients

<b>Will Sanofi shoulder the costs of individuals who might contract severe dengue after receiving the vaccine? The company only says it is collaborating</b> …

Public Health

Paris climate deal bound to fail with current commitments

<b>With the current emission reduction targets set us on a pathway to 2.7-3.1 degrees Celsius, the report illustrates the urgent need for country</b> …

Climate

Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses 'Rohingya' word

<b>Myanmar’s Catholic church earlier advised Francis not to stray into the incendiary issue of the status of the Rohingya in Myanmar, in case he</b> …

Asia

Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycling During the Last Deglaciation

<b>Past Global Changes (PAGES) OC3 Working Group second workshop on Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling during Last Deglaciation: Regional Synthesis of</b> …

Climate Change

Pope heads to Myanmar and into Rohingya crisis

<b>Pope Francis will arrive in Myanmar hoping to encourage efforts to contain a crisis that has seen many of the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority in</b> …

Asia

Great Barrier Reef coral-breeding program offers 'glimmer of hope'

<b>Project, which could help restore damaged coral populations, has seen success in the Philippines</b><p>November 26, 2017 — Scientists have stepped in as …

Oceans

Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

<b>As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty</b><p>November 26, …

Secondary

Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect 'Galapagos of North America'

<b>Fishing, mining and new hotels will be prohibited in the ‘biologically spectacular’ Revillagigedo archipelago</b><p>November 26, 2017 — Mexico’s government …

Oceans

Myanmar not yet safe for Rohingya refugee return, says UN

<b>‘At present, conditions in Myanmar’s Rakhine State are not in place to enable safe and sustainable returns,’ says UNHCR</b><p>GENEVA, Switzerland (Nov. 25, …

Refugees

Bicol grade school students trained in disaster response, resilience

<b>Bicol is the pilot area for the Office of Civil Defense’s resilience caravan</b><p>ALBAY, Philippines (Nov. 24, 2017) — The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in …

Education

Queensland farmers suspected to have defied tree clearing controls in 'deforestation frenzy'

<b>Native vegetation was home to several threatened species and was in a Great Barrier Reef catchment</b><p>November 24, 2017 — Queensland farmers are …

Environment

Floods in north-west England prompt criticism over missing defences

<b>Cumbria MP says government is dragging its feet, as torrential rain causes flooding in area hit by Storm Desmond in 2015</b><p>November 24, 2017 — …

Weather

Black Friday to cause spikes in air pollution and plastic waste

<b>The shopping frenzy will see 82,000 diesel delivery vans on UK streets, with plastic toys and electronic goods among the most popular …

Pollution

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

<b>It remains unclear how many Rohingya will be allowed back and how long the process will take</b><p>YANGON, Myanmar (Nov. 23, 2017) — Bangladesh and Myanmar …

Asia

German Greens reveal coal phase-out red line for joining government

<b>The Green Party will only join a coalition promising to close at least 7GW of coal power capacity by 2020, its lawmakers say, as Germany likely faces</b> …

Climate

Why climate change is one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century

<b>The roles and responsibilities of health professionals go way beyond treating diseases</b><p>MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 23, 2017) — What makes climate change …

Climate

We are [not] still in: can the world ever trust US again on climate

<b>The US has always been an unreliable actor on climate change. This month’s sideshow to UN talks in Bonn only emphasised its internal …

Climate

Australia facing climate disaster on its doorstep, government's white paper warns

<b>Foreign policy paper says climate-related conflict and migration could put Australia’s economic interests under pressure</b><p>November 23, 2017 — Climate …

South China Sea

Global firms accused of importing timber linked to Amazon massacre

<b>Greenpeace alleges 12 companies continued to trade with Madeireira Cedroarana after its founder was accused of ordering torture and murder</b><p>November …

Brutal

70 rescued from floods as severe UK weather continues

<b>People evacuated in Lancashire as rain causes widespread flooding and power cuts in north-west England and north Wales</b><p>November 23, 2017 — …

Weather

London cannot bid for national clean air funding, mayor says

<b>Sadiq Khan says capital will not be included in the chancellor’s £220m clean air fund despite having 40% of the most polluting roads in England and</b> …

Environment

Why LED lights are becoming a big problem

<b>The popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide, with dire consequences for human and animal health</b><p>MIAMI, USA (Nov. …

NOAA

Persecuted Christians remembered on 'Red Wednesday'

<b>‘We never thought that this persecution of Christians that started in the Middle East…would come to the Philippines,’ Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña</b> …

Christianity

How Earth’s Orbit Affected Ice Sheets Millions of Years Ago

<b>A new study of the late Pliocene era could help scientists predict future sea level rise</b><p>November 22, 2017 — When Earth’s atmosphere warms, the vast …

Climate Change

Poor sperm quality linked to air pollution

<b>Study finds ‘strong association’ between high levels of fine particulate matter and abnormal sperm shape – but impact on wider fertility remains</b> …

Environment

'Looting' spree threatens wildlife and forests across eastern Europe

<b>UN report warns crimes such as logging and poaching are putting ‘high pressure’ on ecosystems in 15 countries in the Danube-Carpathian region</b><p>November …

Wildlife