Science & Health

This satellite image provided by NASA shows the fires in Brazil on Aug. 20, 2019. As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the  government denounced  critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough.
French president calls thousands of fires burning in vitally important ecosystem an 'international crisis,' Brazil's president accused Macron of a 'colonialist mentality'
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Thu, 08/22/2019 - 18:14
FILE - A passenger rides on a moto-taxi in Kigali, Rwanda, July 30, 2017. Rwanda is introducing electric motorcycles, with more than 600 being built for use in the country.
President Paul Kagame introduces campaign to phase out fuel-powered cycles
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Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:28
Misty Dotson hugs her son's at their home Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Murray, Utah. Dotson is a 33-year-old single mother of two boys, ages 12 and 6, who goes to Planned Parenthood for care through the Title X program.
The fallout is especially intense in Utah, where Planned Parenthood has been the only provider participating in the nearly 50-year-old Title X family planning program and will now lose about $2 million yearly in federal funds that helped 39,000 mostly low-income, uninsured people
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Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:10
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket lifts off from space launch complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with the second Global Positioning System III payload, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV medium-class rocket blasted into a hazy morning sky from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
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Thu, 08/22/2019 - 12:59
FILE - In this Monday, July 29, 2019 file photo a monarch butterfly rests on a plant at Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford, Del. Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump…
They accuse administration of failing to analyze the effects changing the act that protects threatened wildlife would have
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Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:29
FILE PHOTO: Bags filled with caps are pictured at the Association Bouchon d'Amour, which collects and recycles plastic caps in Martignas-Sur-Jalles, near Bordeaux, France, November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo
However, more research is needed, the UN agency said, of the estimated 5 ounces of plastics ingested each week
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By Reuters
Wed, 08/21/2019 - 22:15
FILE - Health workers begin their shift at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 16, 2019. The Ebola outbreak has been declared an international emergency after it spread to eastern Congo's biggest city, Goma, this week.
Antonio Guterres will visit North Kivu province to assess the situation and mobilize more support for the response
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Wed, 08/21/2019 - 15:21