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02:09, 20 December 2014 Saturday
Health & Environment

09:22, 14 December 2014 Sunday
Lima UN talks agree building blocks for 2015 climate deal

The text appeased developing countries, including China and India, concerned that previous drafts would impose too heavy a burden on emerging economies

18:58, 13 December 2014 Saturday
Australia named world s greatest climate wrecker

Global environmental umbrella organization designates country as most backward at UN climate conference in Lima.

09:16, 13 December 2014 Saturday
EU ships emergency Ebola supplies to West Africa

Ship carrying 1,500 tons of food and medical supplies heads to Ebola-hit West Africa who is need of urgent medical supplies.

11:43, 12 December 2014 Friday
Peru's melting glaciers a deadly threat as temperatures rise

Peru has more tropical glaciers than any other nation but rising temperatures linked to global warming have helped shrink the ice masses by up to 40 percent

10:14, 12 December 2014 Friday
Pesticide found in 97 percent of EU food

Pesticide poisoning causes inability to breathe, chemical burns, loss of reflexes, twitching, and ultimately death, experts say

16:09, 11 December 2014 Thursday
Ebola vaccine trial halted temporarily for checks- Geneva hospital

The human safety trials, which began in Geneva on Nov. 10, are due to resume on Jan. 5 in up to 15 volunteers after checks to ensure that joint pain symptoms in hands and feet were "benign and temporary"

11:19, 11 December 2014 Thursday
Greenpeace apologizes for protest at Peru's Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines are a set of giant images of plants and animals, such as a monkey, a spider and a hummingbird, excavated in the soil some 1,500 years ago.

09:34, 11 December 2014 Thursday
269 000 tons of plastic litter choke world's oceans

Experts have sounded the alarm in recent years over how plastic pollution is killing huge numbers of seabirds, marine mammals and other creatures while sullying ocean ecosystems.

09:18, 10 December 2014 Wednesday
Junior doctors in Sierra Leone strike over lack of Ebola

Nine months into the worst Ebola outbreak on record, Ebola is still spreading in Sierra Leone and parts of Guinea.

13:35, 09 December 2014 Tuesday
Ebola still spreading in Sierra Leone Guinea's forest - U

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 6,331 in the three worst hit countries, with Sierra Leone overtaking Liberia as the country with the highest number of cases

22:19, 08 December 2014 Monday
6 die of measles in North Western Egypt

A total of 140 cases of measles had been reported whilst 6 people have died from the disease according to the Egyptian Health Ministry

12:18, 08 December 2014 Monday
Ethiopia braces for peak malaria season

The Ethiopian government is in the middle of a biannual spike in malaria as it seeks to control the epidemic.

09:09, 08 December 2014 Monday
Latam countries launch plan to store carbon fight global warming

Several countries in Latin America have seen a rapid reduction of their forests in the last years, as logging, agriculture and mining activities expanded quickly.

14:27, 06 December 2014 Saturday
Cuban Ebola patient recovers after treatment in Geneva

Felix Baez received the Canadian experimental treatment ZMab, a precursor to the Ebola drug ZMapp, which has been used to treat several U.S. patients.

13:29, 06 December 2014 Saturday
UN Climate change fight may be 3 times pricier than

Global bill for adapting to droughts and floods could hit $500 billion annually in 2050, unless urgent action taken, UN report warns

09:20, 06 December 2014 Saturday
California's drought create worst conditions in 1 200 years

California's drought looks like the worst in the state in more than 1,200 years, according to a new analysis of tree ring and soil moisture data.

15:33, 05 December 2014 Friday
Pakistani blood transfusions spreading hepatitis HIV

Pakistan's dangerously unregulated blood banks are in the spotlight after a charitable federation said 10 children getting transfusions for a blood disease contracted HIV.

14:42, 05 December 2014 Friday
Third member of U N mission in Liberia contracts Ebola

A previous confirmed case of Ebola in the U.N. mission and another probable case resulted in the death of staff members on Oct. 13 and Sept. 25

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