“Ashtracker” shows how chemicals from coal-waste dumps are affecting groundwater.
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Seven million premature deaths in a single year were the result of air pollution exposure, the World Health Organization reported recently. That’s one in eight of total global deaths in 2012. This new finding doubles previous estimates, confirming that air pollution is now the world’s single largest environmental health risk. Cities around the world are increasingly turning to technology for solutions, and here are some of the most innovative designs…
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Initial tests indicate that polio has paralyzed at least two children in eastern Syria.
If the cases are confirmed, they’d be the first ones in the war-torn nation in more than a decade. The country eliminated polio in 1999.
Syria used to have one of the highest polio vaccination rates in the region. If the virus has returned, it would be a high-profile example of the ramifications of the collapse of Syria’s once-vaunted public health system.
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The Ethiopian wolf is seriously endangered, with only 450 individuals left on Earth. However, hope remains among conservationists who are doing heroic work to preserve this fascinating species for future generations.
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At least six people, including police officers, are killed by a bomb apparently targeting anti-polio campaigners in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
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The apps are currently being tested at the University of California, Irvine, where pilot participants have called the program “very promising.” But others have voiced major concerns.
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New Zealand photographer Brian Skerry has captured a world below the waves. The underwater explorer has dedicated his life to capturing sumptuous images of life on the ocean floor exposing the dangers sea creatures face.
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