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The reservoir: the next pandemic?

In Bangladesh, a bat-borne virus is poised to become the next pandemic—and medicine alone may not be sufficient to stop it. Is an ecological intervention the answer?
from bioGraphic on Dec 14, 2018.

China air pollution moves confront unintended consequences

Gas scarcity, stalled production, and families left at the mercy of winter cold were among challenges thrown up by China’s battle against air pollution, leading to a rethink.
from Thethirdpole on Dec 10, 2018.

The silent epidemic killing more people than HIV, malaria or TB

Viral hepatitis is on the rise. Tackling hepatitis B in Africa is key to fighting back.
from Nature on Dec 6, 2018.

Ethiopia: For the love of the game

Abinet Getnet is one of 28 players attending a wheelchair basketball training camp in Wolkite town, Ethiopia.
from ICRC on Dec 3, 2018.

Fighting the big burn: Lebanon's waste dilemma

The mismanagement of Lebanon’s trash has brought citizens onto the streets – and the latest plans are also stoking outrage. But there are also optimists.
from New Internationalist on Nov 28, 2018.

Bangladesh saves its favourite fish

Strict implementation of seasonal bans has brought hilsa back from near extinction, but the Bangladesh government is struggling to help the poor fishermen hit by the bans.
from Thethirdpole on Nov 26, 2018.

Amazon arc of deforestation marches north

Humaitá is a hotspot of environmental conflict in Brazil today..
from Mongabay on Nov 21, 2018.

Stats about girls in India are alarming. Meet 18-year-old Anjali

"I woke up at 6:30, washed the dishes and swept the floors. My mom woke, threw out the trash and bathed. I cleaned the kitchen properly, then I also bathed. My mother was doing her puja [prayers]."
from Lily on Nov 20, 2018.

Science in the Palestinian territories struggles against all odds

Travel restrictions and paltry funding in Palestine hamper researchers, who are trying to build a scientific base.
from Nature on Nov 16, 2018.

Why the Mekong matters

China’s influence on the river is reshaping the environmental and economic future of Southeast Asia.
from China Dialogue on Nov 15, 2018.
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