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02:25, 20 February 2017 Monday
Health & Environment

09:20, 15 February 2017 Wednesday
Human gene editing approved by US science panel

Gene editing should only be used to prevent suffering, international group of scientists asserts

08:02, 15 February 2017 Wednesday
Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda outperformed their peers in access to energy, while Pakistan made progress on renewable energy, and Vietnam had developed policies on energy efficiency.

07:06, 15 February 2017 Wednesday
Kenyan doctors strike at private hospitals

Doctors call 48-hour job action to protest jailing of 7 doctors union leaders

08:12, 14 February 2017 Tuesday
Fears of exploding whales as New Zealand clears carcasses

In total, an estimated 666 whales were stranded in two pods on Friday and Saturday at Farewell Spit, on the northern tip of the South Island.

10:30, 12 February 2017 Sunday
Race for kilowatts empties Bosnian lake

Fishermen blame the national power firm Elektroprivreda BiH, which manages the Jablanica dam and the hydroelectric power station about 30 kilometres west of the lake.

09:26, 11 February 2017 Saturday
UN warns children at risk as Yemen 'catastrophe' looms

One fallout of the war in Yemen has been a slump in agricultural production across the country, contributing to soaring malnutrition.

21:16, 08 February 2017 Wednesday
Miracle crop Can quinoa help feed the world

Quinoa thrives at any altitude up to 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) above sea level, in conditions that would leave most food plants struggling.

09:28, 07 February 2017 Tuesday
Climate change may overload US electrical grid

Looking solely at average daily electricity use, researchers said that would rise by about 2.8 percent by century's end possibly causing an overload to the electricity grid

20:08, 06 February 2017 Monday
New test unveils advance in pancreatic cancer diagnostics

A team in the United States and China identified a protein dubbed EphA2 found in pancreatic tumours. 

11:04, 05 February 2017 Sunday
Smog chokes coal-addicted Poland

Professor Anna Doboszynska, a respected specialist with more than two decades of experience treating lung disease, minces no words about the health risks it poses.

13:15, 03 February 2017 Friday
UK cancer rates to rise faster among women than men

The rates of cervical and oral cancers being diagnosed is also rising among women, the latter having being linked to smoking.

12:24, 03 February 2017 Friday
Radiation level in Fukushima plant at record high

Radiation exposure at 530 sieverts per hour would effectively shut down TEPCO's planned robot camera probe in under two hours.

16:52, 02 February 2017 Thursday
Study shows low clean energy costs can curb oil demand

Falling costs of electric vehicles and solar technology could halt growth in demand for oil and coal from 2020, study shows  

12:09, 02 February 2017 Thursday
New mutant malaria strain in SE Asia a serious threat

Highly drug-resistant malaria discovered in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos

13:48, 31 January 2017 Tuesday
Cathay Pacific to cut emissions with switch to biofuel

In the first six months, Cathay recorded hedging losses at HK$4.49 billion ($578.8 million), and saw its net profit drop 82 percent from a year earlier to HK$353 million.

08:45, 31 January 2017 Tuesday
Smoking costs 1 4 tn in health care labour loss

Researchers say the study is the first ever to include low- and middle-income countries in a more accurate estimate of the tobacco epidemic's total, global cost.

09:59, 26 January 2017 Thursday
New drug takes on Alzheimer's disease

A new drug has successfully cleared a key dementia protein from the brains of mice and monkeys.

08:08, 26 January 2017 Thursday
Fighting leprosy when the world thinks it's eradicated

Leprosy is officially a disease of the past, relegated to the annals of history with conditions such as smallpox and bubonic plague. 



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