Dutch ruling could trigger similar cases worldwide with citizens taking their governments to courts to make them act on climate promises “You have been negotiating all my life”, cried out 21-year-old Anjali Appadurai from the lectern of a UN...
Courtesy of: Robert van Waarden/Survival Media Thousands of marchers from all walks of life poured into Toronto streets Sunday, urging leaders to put “Jobs, Justice and the Climate” at the forefront of Canada’s political agenda.
Failing to stick to the world's agreed global warming limit of 2C won't just affect the atmosphere - it will play havoc with the oceans too, potentially ruining ecosystems on which much of humanity depends.
The secretive discussions about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade agreement between European Union and the United States under negotiation since July 2013, have led to many concerns being raised regarding food and...
De afgelopen jaren hebben de bezuinigingsmaatregelen van het Europees Parlement, en de diverse regeringen in Europa waaronder Nederland, ondanks alle prachtige politieke taal alleen maar geleid tot meer armoede, een hogere werkeloosheid, een slechtere gezondheidszorg, onbetaalbare medicijnen, minder opleidingsmogelijkheden, meer voedselbanken. De banken en bedrijven zijn niet werkelijk aangepakt en de corruptie van onze samenleving tiert vrolijk verder. Er is een moderne technocratische klassemaatschappij ontstaan, waar het verschil tussen rijk en arm alleen maar is toegenomen.
The Nation magazine and 350 Action are challenging presidential candidates to “neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions” from fossil fuel companies — and that’s putting the heat on Hillary Clinton in particular.
Scientists have been looking at dengue fever and they have concluded that the virus that causes the disease is capable of rapid evolution. This means finding ways to kill the virus is a very challenging task.
Dengue virus is prevalent in some 100 countries worldwide and the signs are that the disease is spreading to more territories. By spreading the genetic diversity of the virus has increased, meaning that the hunt for effective counter drugs becomes more difficult.
Dengue fever is a disease, spread by mosquitoes, that affects over 50 million people a year. The disease manifests as fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, accompanied by a skin rash. In some cases fatal dengue hemorrhagic fever can result, causing internal bleeding.
A researcher at Duke-NUS called Eng Eong Ooi has recently found a new strain of dengue, called serotype 2 virus (DENV-2). This stain has evolved from and replaced another form of the virus that was common during the 1990s, in Puerto Rico. The dengue virus has four known serotypes (DENV1-4) circulating in nature.
The virus was able to make this genetic transformation due to three mutations that have been discovered in the tail of the dengue viral genome. Through these mutations the viral strain was able to suppress the human antiviral response. This allowed the newly emerging strain to spread, infect more mosquitoes and thus infect more people.
The study is important because it provides a new understanding as to how the virus mutates and this insight might offer ways to combat the virus. Studying the virus at the genetic level also provides information about which stains of the virus are most likely to trigger epidemics. This information is useful in dengue surveillance.
The research has been published in the journal Science (“Dengue subgenomic RNA binds TRIM25 to inhibit interferon expression for epidemiological fitness.”)
The Volvo Ocean Race ended several weeks ago, with the competitors back in port after spending 38,739 nautical miles at sea. For the record, the Abu Dhabi team won the event, followed by six other boats.
Charles and David Koch, the oil-baron brothers who’ve spent big to prevent climate action in America, are at work overseas as well. Over the last three years, their company has spent about $600,000 lobbying in the European Union.
A young woman in Washington State has died from complications stemming from the measles, according to health officials — which marks the United States’ first confirmed measles death in more than a decade.
Creative Commons: Vicki Francis/Department for International Development, 2011 Authored by Saleem Shaikh, re-posted from Climate News Network Pakistan’s lack of preparedness in the face of increasingly intense weather events is being blamed for a...
India's government Thursday approved spending nearly US$8 billion over five years to develop infrastructure for rural irrigation to boost crop productivity in a country where farmers rely largely on annual rains. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet gave its nod to allocate 500 billion rupees ($7.9 billion) for the project that aims to help India's 120 million-odd farmers, many of whom lack access to irrigation and struggle with deficient monsoon rains. "The scheme's main objective is to increase cultivable area under irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency and to introduce sustainable water conservation practices," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at a press conference in New Delhi.
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