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14:40, 25 August 2016 Thursday
Health & Environment

12:47, 04 July 2016 Monday
Pacific Ocean radiation back near normal after Fukushima

After five years the radiation levels in the Pacific Ocean are close to normal levels after a nuclear meltdown in the city

09:40, 28 June 2016 Tuesday
US Canada and Mexico pledge to boost clean energy

A trilateral pledge will see a jump from the current collective clean power levels of about 37% to 50% by 2025

15:46, 27 June 2016 Monday
Air pollution to kill millions without energy policy change

Around 6.5 million deaths globally are attributed each year to poor air quality inside and outside, making it the world's fourth-largest threat to human health, behind high blood pressure, dietary risks and smoking

16:47, 23 June 2016 Thursday
Record 29 million people drug-dependent worldwide

New World Drug Report research identifies heroin as deadliest drug

12:03, 21 June 2016 Tuesday
First Zika vaccine approved for human trials

Results of trial to be announced later this year

11:55, 19 June 2016 Sunday
WHO says 122 million needed for Zika virus protection

Zika has caused alarm throughout the Americas since cases of the birth defect microcephaly were reported in Brazil, the country hardest hit by the outbreak

11:17, 17 June 2016 Friday
Philadelphia becomes first big US city to tax soda

Philadelphia has become the first big city in the US to place a tax on soda to tackle the obesity crisis

09:08, 17 June 2016 Friday
Earth records its warmest spring

Average global temperatures startlingly higher than normal between March-May

10:38, 28 May 2016 Saturday
Cell phone use linked to brain cancer in rats

Government study provides strongest evidence of cell phone health effects

16:11, 18 May 2016 Wednesday
High risk of Zika virus spread in Black Sea area

The reason for the high-level threat in the area is the presence there of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which carry the Zika virus that health authorities say causes birth defects in newborns

08:49, 18 May 2016 Wednesday
Renewable energy key for African progress

Three-day African Utility Week conference begins in South African city of Cape Town

10:43, 14 May 2016 Saturday
Protestors vow to close German coal mine

More than two thousand activists came together to close an opencast coal mine in Germany.

07:48, 13 May 2016 Friday
US unveils methane regulations

New federal rules unveiled on Thursday will tackle the release of the greenhouse gas methane from oil wells and equipment as part of an effort to fight climate change.

09:39, 07 May 2016 Saturday
Sea-level rise swallows five islands in Solomons

At least five reef islands in the remote Solomon Islands have been lost completely to sea level rise and coastal erosion

09:09, 06 May 2016 Friday
UN chief urges 'radical change' to tackle global warming

Heads of UN, Work Bank lay out vision to deal with climate change

11:31, 23 April 2016 Saturday
Paris Agreement 171 countries sign climate accord

Turkish environment minister signs historic agreement in New York against taking action against climate change

10:56, 16 April 2016 Saturday
Pollutants in fish could disrupt body's defense system

Human defense mechanisms could be disrupted by the presence of a class of organic pollutants in fish and other food, according to new research.

11:09, 15 April 2016 Friday
World Bank UNICEF call for nutrition early child dev

'The time has come to treat childhood stunting as a development and an economic emergency,' World Bank Group head says



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