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Emissions fell record 7 percent in 2020: study
by Patrick Galey - December 11, 2020 - 10:00am
Carbon emissions fell a record seven percent in 2020 as countries imposed lockdowns and restrictions on movement during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Carbon Project said Friday in its annual assessment.
WHO advises against remdesivir for coronavirus treatment
by Patrick Galey - November 20, 2020 - 6:38pm
The anti-viral drug remdesivir should not be used to treat COVID-19 patients no matter how severe their illness as it has "no important effect" on survival chances, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Air pollution linked to 15% of coronavirus deaths: study
by Patrick Galey - October 27, 2020 - 7:45pm
Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to 15 percent of Covid-19 deaths globally, according to research published Tuesday that highlights the health risks posed by greenhouse gas emissions.
Vaccine trials 'can't detect' virus risk reduction — expert
by Patrick Galey - October 22, 2020 - 8:17am
In a sobering essay, Doshi said those hoping for a breakthrough to end the pandemic would be disappointed, with some vaccines likely to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection by only 30%. 
Experts slam 'dangerous fallacy' of COVID-19 herd immunity
by Patrick Galey - October 16, 2020 - 1:34pm
WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan warned back in May that any country pursuing herd immunity were making "a really dangerous calculation."
Richest 1%'s emissions twice that of poorest 50%: analysis
by Patrick Galey - September 21, 2020 - 8:22am
Despite a sharp decrease in carbon emissions due to the pandemic, the world remains on pace to warm several degrees this century, threatening poor and developing nations with the full gamut of natural disasters and...
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.   
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