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Study: Earth Lost 50% of Its Wildlife in Last 40 Years

According to a new study from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, planet Earth has lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years. The metric used to make the determination was the Living Planet Index (LPI) ... [Published Firedoglake - 26 mins ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 28 mins ago - 31 reports

Spread of enterovirus D68 takes an alarming turn with reports of paralysis: What we know and don’t know

Since doctors in Denver reported last week that several children who tested positive for the respiratory virus experienced limb weakness or paralysis, there’s been a lot of confusion about what that means. Here’s the latest on what we do and don’t know ... [Published Washington Post - 9 mins ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 31 mins ago - 20 reports

Global wildlife numbers nosedive by more than half

Today, Sept. 30, 2014, the World Wildlife Fund ( WWF ) released 10th edition of “ The Living Planet Report ,” a science-based assessment of the planet’s health. Fifty-two percent of the world’s populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and ... [Published Examiner.com - 31 mins ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 31 mins ago - 11 reports

Blame climate change for heatwaves that struck in 2013

The verdict is in: climate change is guilty. Greenhouse gas emissions made five heatwaves in 2013 more likely.That's the conclusion of the third annual assessment of the role of global warming in extreme weather events from the previous year. For 2013, ... [Published New Scientist - 31 mins ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 37 mins ago - 11 reports

Ebola continues its deadly march

More than 3,000 people have died from the unprecedented Ebola outbreak currently sweeping West Africa, the   World Health Organization has said,   with over 6,500 probable, confirmed, and suspected cases.In reality, however, the numbers are likely much ... [Published MSNBC - 37 mins ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 43 mins ago - 15 reports

Sierra Nevada announces Dream Chaser based global initiative

Sierra Nevada does not plan to give up on their Dream Chaser spacepane.  After last week's announcement that they are legally challenging NASA's Commercial Crew Transport Capability (CCtCap) decision, today, September 30, Sierra Nevada announced a global ... [Published WAAY-TV - 43 mins ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 57 mins ago - 14 reports

Conservative Party Conference: David Cameron promises seven-day...

EVERYONE will have access to a family doctor seven days a week by the end of the decade, the Conservatives announced yesterday.Health secretary Jeremy Hunt told the Tory Party Conference that a future Conservative government would “train and retain” an ... [Published The Citizen Online - 57 mins ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 34 reports

CDC Headed to Dallas in Advance of Ebola Results

Centers for Disease ControlTransmission electron micrograph of the Ebola virusDallas County Health and Human Services gave an update Tuesday morning on the status of a patient potentially infected with Ebola currently being cared for in isolation at Dallas' ... [Published Dallas Observer - 1 hour ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 19 reports

West Des Moines Business Paints Statue Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – If you pass by the P. F. Chang’s restaurant at Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, you may see a rather large pink horse.That’s because the Chinese restaurant chain is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month ... [Published WHO-TV - 1 hour ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 38 reports

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says: MedlinePlus

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests. Broad-spectrum antibiotics target a larger number ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 2 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 29 reports

Study links heat waves in Asia to climate change

The report, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, investigates the causes of a wide variety of extreme weather and climate events from around the world in 2013. Titled "Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective" ... [Published Deutsche Welle - 3 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 28 reports

California drought linked to climate change, say scientists

The drought crippling California is by some measures the worst in the state’s history. Photo credit: NOAA The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought in California are very likely linked to human-caused climate change, researchers ... [Published EarthSky - 3 hours ago]

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Re "Knitting boosts health (Health and Medicine, Sept. 25): Sammy Caiola's article about the health benefits of knitting and crocheting is right on the money. Studies have shown that the repetitiveness of both skills helps release serotonin in the brain - the "feel-good" chemical. But wouldn't it be nice to get healthy and do something for children in need at the same time?"
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