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12:25, 16 September 2014 Tuesday
Health & Environment

14:19, 12 September 2014 Friday
WHO asks for more health workers to fight Ebola

As the death toll rose to more than 2,400 people out of 4,784 cases, WHO director general Margaret Chan said

11:06, 12 September 2014 Friday
Cuba to send 165 health workers to fight Ebola in

WHO director general Margaret Chan welcomed Cuba's commitment, saying it would make "a significant difference" in Sierra Leone.

09:09, 12 September 2014 Friday
Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica

Loss of floating ice shelves does not directly affect sea levels but can accelerate the slide of glaciers from land into the sea, raising levels

10:49, 11 September 2014 Thursday
Fragile ozone layer shows first sign of recovery

Progress could be sped up by as much as 11 years if existing stocks of ozone-depleting substances - many of them stored up in old fridges and fire-extinguishers - were destroyed.

10:07, 11 September 2014 Thursday
Amazon deforestation 'halted' after key arrests

The Public Prosecutor in Pará state, which accounts for a large area of Amazon rainforest, tells the Anadolu Agency that deforestation has been reduced to zero in areas where an operation targeting key business figures behind illegal logging netted critical arrests.

09:39, 11 September 2014 Thursday
Brazil confirms Amazon deforestation sped up in 2013

The largest increases in deforestation were seen in the states of Para and Mato Grosso, where the bulk of Brazil's agricultural expansion is taking place

12:26, 10 September 2014 Wednesday
Drug use up among U S pilots killed in crashes

The proportion of pilots whose bodies tested positive for at least one legal or illegal drug increased to 40 percent in 2011 from less than 10 percent in 1990

11:16, 10 September 2014 Wednesday
Ebola death toll rises to at least 2 296

The WHO said it had recorded 4,293 cases in five West African countries as of Sept. 6, a day after its previous update.

09:11, 10 September 2014 Wednesday
U S bird species dying out amid development - report

Destruction of arid lands largely due to development has resulted in a 46 percent decline in the bird population since 1968 in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and other Western states

09:49, 09 September 2014 Tuesday
African Union agrees to lift Ebola movement ban

Meeting participants also recommended that member states put screening mechanisms in place as a means of containing the deadly virus.

13:08, 08 September 2014 Monday
Alarm in South Sudan over Kala Azar 'black fever'

Kala Azar, a Hindi word that means "black fever," is a potentially fatal parasitic disease of the viscera, or internal organs.

11:08, 06 September 2014 Saturday
California blue whales back at historical levels

The recovery makes California blue whales - which study authors say now number about 2,200, or 97 percent of historical levels - the only population of blue whales known to have recovered from whaling.

11:05, 06 September 2014 Saturday
WHO urges use of survivors serum against Ebola

"There is a real opportunity that blood-derived products can be used now. This can be very effective in terms of treating patients," WHO assistant director-general Marie-Paule Kieny said.

09:10, 06 September 2014 Saturday
Sierra Leone to impose countrywide Ebola lockdown

The move underscores the radical steps West African nations are being pushed to take, over six months into an outbreak of Ebola.

15:07, 05 September 2014 Friday

The turbines will account for the entire 96 megawatts of capacity, which would make it the biggest wind farm in France.

14:20, 05 September 2014 Friday
EU pledges 140 mln euros to fight Ebola in West

The funding will be used to strengthen health systems, train health workers and pay for mobile testing laboratories in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Guinea

22:22, 04 September 2014 Thursday
BP 'grossly negligent' in 2010 U S spill

Under federal rules, a gross negligence verdict carries a potential fine of $4,300 per barrel, far higher than the statutory limit on a simple "negligence" of $1,100 per barrel.

15:36, 04 September 2014 Thursday
WHO calls for action to reduce global suicide rate of

In the 15 to 29-year age group, suicide is the second leading cause of death globally.

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