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Pandemic risks 'surge' in infectious disease deaths
by Patrick Galey - July 14, 2020 - 7:46am
Poorer nations could see hundreds of thousands of additional deaths from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as COVID-19 disrupts vital health services and access to life-saving treatment, new research warned Tuesday...
Gas boom risks 'perfect storm' for climate, economy: report
by Patrick Galey - July 7, 2020 - 7:58am
Capital expenditure on liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities has surged from $82.8 billion to $196.1 billion over the last 12 months, according to a report by Global Energy Monitor.
Study shows how quickly coronavirus spreads at home
by Patrick Galey - June 18, 2020 - 7:36am
Researchers based in China and the United States said their findings could have profound impacts on reducing the number of new infections as the pandemic progresses. 
Disease puts 1 in 5 globally at severe COVID-19 risk: study
by Patrick Galey - June 16, 2020 - 7:49am
An estimated 1.7 billion people — more than 20 percent of the world's population — risk becoming severely infected with COVID-19 due to underlying health problems such as obesity and heart disease, analysis...
COVID-19, race and income: How the virus discriminates
by Patrick Galey - May 22, 2020 - 2:27pm
Officials in Europe and the US have insisted that COVID-19 doesn't discriminate. But the figures suggest otherwise.
COVID-19 lockdown risks 1.4 million extra TB deaths — study
by Patrick Galey - May 6, 2020 - 8:30am
The global lockdown caused by COVID-19 risks a "devastating" surge in tuberculosis cases, with nearly 1.4 million additional deaths from the world's biggest infectious killer by 2025, new research showed Wednes...
COVID-19 to have 'profound' mental health fallout
by Patrick Galey - April 16, 2020 - 8:52am
In a paper published in Lancet Psychiatry, a panel of 24 specialists call for more funding for research into the impacts COVID-19 may have on society's mental well-being. 
Study shows middle-age COVID-19 mortality risk
by Patrick Galey - March 31, 2020 - 7:03pm
Middle-aged people, and not just the elderly, have a dramatically higher risk of dying or developing serious illness from COVID-19, new research from Britain showed Tuesday.
Slash emissions now or miss 1.5C goal, UN warns
by Patrick Galey - November 26, 2019 - 5:48pm
The harsh reality is that emissions have risen on average 1.5 percent annually over the last decade, hitting a record 55.3 billion tons of CO2 or equivalent greenhouse gases in 2018—three years after 195 countries...
Climate impacts 'to cost world $7.9 trillion' by 2050
by Patrick Galey - November 20, 2019 - 8:54am
Climate change could directly cost the world economy $7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure, new analysis showed Wednesday. 
Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana
by Patrick Galey - October 29, 2019 - 2:21pm
The area identified in the study was called Makgadikgadi-Okavango, once home to a massive lake, roughly twice the area of modern-day Lake Victoria. It is largely desert today.
Paralyzed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton
by Patrick Galey - October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
A French man paralysed in a night club accident can walk again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton in what scientists say is a breakthrough providing hope to tetraplegics seeking to regain movement.
Philippines most dangerous for land, environment defenders in 2018 — watchdog
by Patrick Galey - July 30, 2019 - 8:40am
In the Philippines, which overtook Brazil as the deadliest place for land defenders, one incident saw a group of gunmen shoot dead nine sugarcane farmers including a number of woman and children on the island of...
US waste driving global garbage glut, study says
by Patrick Galey - July 4, 2019 - 6:47pm
The United States is driving a worldwide waste boom that poses a severe risk to human health, the environment and the economy, according to anew study of global garbage trends published Wednesday.   
'Best ever' simulation solves 40-year black hole mystery
by Patrick Galey - June 6, 2019 - 9:04am
Scientists on Thursday unveiled the most detailed simulation of a black hole yet, solving a mystery dating back more than four decades over how the star-devouring monsters consume matter.
Study urges mandatory measles jabs as cases surge
by Patrick Galey - May 17, 2019 - 8:51am
Vaccination against measles should be mandatory for children before they start school in order to prevent future outbreaks of the resurgent disease, according to new analysis released Friday.
North America driving global oil and gas pipeline 'boom'
by Patrick Galey - April 25, 2019 - 8:47am
The global pace of new oil and gas pipeline construction has tripled in less than two decades, a multi-billion-dollar boom in infrastructure that experts warned Thursday could torpedo hopes for limiting global ...
Scientists revive brain function in dead pigs
by Patrick Galey - April 19, 2019 - 5:55pm
Scientists have managed to restore cell function in the brains of pigs hours after they died, in a breakthrough Wednesday that experts said threw into question the very notion of what makes animals -- or even humans...
Poor diet linked to 1 in 5 deaths globally, study says
by Patrick Galey - April 4, 2019 - 4:46pm
One in five deaths globally are linked to poor diet, experts said Thursday, warning that overconsumption of sugar, salt and meat was killing millions of people every year.
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