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‘No time to lose’, says new UN ebola response coordinator

With D R Congo’s worst ever ebola outbreak in its tenth month, the UN's new Emergency Coordinator declared there is “no time to lose”.
from UN on May 24, 2019.
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Philippines fights one of world's worst measles outbreaks

One of the world's worst measles outbreaks, in The Philippines, is driven by distrust of vaccines and declining rates of childhood immunization.
from NPR on May 24, 2019.

BJP trounces agrarian crisis to win in India's rural areas

India's ruling coalition wins the election despite an agrarian crisis in the rural hinterland.
from Down to Earth on May 24, 2019.

Microplastic pollution adds to oceans’ problems

Tiny plastic debris acts as a carrier for pollutants resistant to environmental degradation, adding to the risks to animal and human health, warns a new study.
from SciDev.Net on May 24, 2019.

End ‘shame, isolation and segregation’ of fistula sufferers

More than two million women and girls still live with painful, disfiguring obstetric fistula, a condition virtually eliminated in industrialised countries.
from UN on May 24, 2019.
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Sierra Leone takes steps to tackle overfishing

Can a one-month industrial fishing ban and population count help Sierra Leone regain control of its dwindling fish?
from China Dialogue on May 24, 2019.

China identified as major source of ozone-depleting CFC gas

A puzzling burst of a banned ozone-depleting gas has been tracked to industrial areas in northeastern China.
from ABC on May 23, 2019.
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How China will protect one-quarter of its land

Other nations could learn from China’s red-line initiative to preserve nature, biodiversity and ecosystem services in the country, says Jixi Gao.
from Nature on May 24, 2019.
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