Science & Health

Young people gather to protest land, forest and wetland degradation, in Kampala, Uganda, Sept. 20, 2019. (H. Athumani/VOA)
The protest march comes just a day before the first youth Climate Summit in New York, which will provide a platform for young leaders to showcase their solutions and engage with decision-makers
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Fri, 09/20/2019 - 12:30
Kenyan protesters, predominantly young people, march demanding their government take immediate action against climate change, in Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 20, 2019. (M. Yusuf/VOA)
Hundreds march in streets of Nairobi to express their fears and call for government action to combat global warming
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Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:01
Thousands of protestors, many of them school students, gather in Sydney, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, calling for action to guard against climate change. Australia's acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack has described ongoing climate rallies as "just a…
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The United Nations calls climate change the ‘defining issue of our time’ and is hosting a New York summit on it next week
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By Reuters
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 08:46
Climate change protesters are seen crossing the Victoria Bridge during the Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Brisbane, Australia, September 20, 2019. AAP Image/Darren England/via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. AUSTRALIA OUT. NEW ZEALAND OUT.
The strike will culminate in New York when Thunberg will spearhead a rally at the United Nations headquarters
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By Reuters
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 04:18
FILE - This April 14, 2019 file photo shows a western meadowlark in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. According to a study released on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, North America’s skies are lonelier and quieter…
Habitat destruction and pesticides cited as major causes
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 23:39
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless speak with reporters after a meeting about vaping with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington.
There are 530 confirmed or suspected cases and seven deaths so far
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 22:56
Thousands of protestors, many of them school students, gather in Sydney, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, calling for action to guard against climate change. Australia's acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack has described ongoing climate rallies as "just a…
Protests, inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, 16, are planned in 150 countries
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By Reuters
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 20:23