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18:08, 17 January 2017 Tuesday
Health & Environment

11:09, 07 January 2017 Saturday
China takes global lead in clean energy report

China now owns five of the six largest solar module manufacturing firms in the world, according to the report.

10:31, 05 January 2017 Thursday
Living close to major roads increases dementia risk

Some 7.7 million new cases of dementia are reported every year, with Alzheimer's disease being the most common cause and contributing to 60–70% of cases.

11:09, 31 December 2016 Saturday
Fighting Haiti's cholera outbreak requires more funds UN

Funding is critical to support the humanitarian needs of the poorest country in the Americas, said Mourad Wahba, the deputy special representative for the UN's stabilization mission in Haiti.

09:00, 31 December 2016 Saturday
China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017

Conservationists estimate that more than 20,000 elephants were killed for their ivory last year, with similar tolls in previous years. The WWF campaign group says 415,000 of the animals remain.

17:22, 29 December 2016 Thursday
Madrid hit by pollution restricts thousands of cars

Spanish police enforce severe restrictions on traffic in the capital as health fears grow over air pollution

13:57, 24 December 2016 Saturday
Angola declares end to deadly yellow fever epidemic

The outbreak erupted in December last year in the slums of the capital Luanda, spreading to 16 of Angola's 18 provinces and into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

11:25, 22 December 2016 Thursday
Japan births drop below 1 million for 1st time

Number of births expected to continue falling as population ages, number of women in their 20s and 30s declines.

08:31, 21 December 2016 Wednesday
Obama indefinitely bans Arctic Atlantic drilling

‘Consequences of an oil spill in this region could be substantially detrimental to the ecosystem," White House says

15:19, 18 December 2016 Sunday
Dozens of flights disrupted in Chinese city due to smog

All but one highway passing through Tianjin also closed amid ‘extremely low’ visibility as north suffers from severe smog

17:17, 17 December 2016 Saturday
Ethiopia inaugurates controversial Gibe III dam

A controversial dam project in Ethiopia has been inaugurated today effectively putting an end to the natural flooding of Ethiopia’s Omo River, on which 100,000 indigenous people depend and a further 100,000 rely indirectly.

16:44, 16 December 2016 Friday
Blood samples show presence of Zika virus in Tanzania

Virus was detected in over 80 of 533 blood samples taken from newborn babies in 2015 and 2016

21:38, 14 December 2016 Wednesday
Pharma execs charged in US for fixing prices on generics

The U.S. filed its first charges in a generic drug price-fixing probe on Wednesday

09:57, 14 December 2016 Wednesday
Arctic registers record warmth in 2016

Report sounds alarm about declining sea ice, snow, Greenland sheet ice

12:19, 12 December 2016 Monday
Coal demand to burn slower over next 5 years

But much of Asia will remain hooked on coal which, while polluting, is also affordable and widely available, the Paris-based body said in a report.

13:09, 10 December 2016 Saturday
Drug overdose kills more than than 52 000 Americans

US records more deaths from drug, alcohol overdoses than car accidents

15:45, 07 December 2016 Wednesday
Paris pushes measures to fight spike in pollution

Paris being hit by the longest and most intense winter pollution peak in 10 years, according French air quality watchdog

10:32, 07 December 2016 Wednesday
Polar bear numbers to plunge a third as sea ice

A third of the world's polar bears will disappear in next 40 years

05:03, 07 December 2016 Wednesday
Panel recommends Canada fund all prescription drugs

About 20 percent of Canadians have little or no coverage

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