Science & Health

Coal-Centric Wyoming Aims to Lead on Carbon Capture
Climate change poses an existential threat to the state's lucrative fossil fuel industries
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:29
FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, people rally in support of abortion rights at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Gov…
The new law goes into effect in 2023 in the states' 34 public universities
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Fri, 10/11/2019 - 18:53
Nigerian youths gather at the Global Climate Strike action protest to protect the earth in Abuja, Nigeria September 20, 2019…
Sixteen-year old Faithwins Iwuh — who is sometimes referred to as Nigeria's Greta Thunberg — wants Nigeria to contribute to the global fight against climate change
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Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:00
A bottled water dispenser sits in a hallway at Gardner Elementary School in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Some 50,000…
The agency says it wants to tighten testing requirements for school drinking water; critics say utilities will have much more time to replace dangerous lead pipes
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Thu, 10/10/2019 - 20:20
FILE - A woman gets an eye exam during a clinic at Key Arena, in Seattle, Washington, Oct. 28, 2016.
Proper care could have prevented vision impairment or blindness in about half of the more than 2.2 billion people globally who suffer from these conditions, the World Health Organization says
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Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:41
A patient looks from behind bars at a psychiatric hospital during a ceremony marking the World Mental Health Day in Sanaa, Yemen October 10, 2019.
More than one out of five people in conflict-affected areas live with some form of mental health condition, from depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress
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Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:40
A health worker injects a man with Ebola vaccine in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 5, 2019.
The deadly Ebola virus is back where it began, in the town of Mangina, were the outbreak was declared August 1, 2018
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Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:12