Russia has declared a state of emergency over Siberian wildfires

A view of a wildfire seen from an amphibious aircraft – TASS via Getty Russia has declared a state of emergency in five regions in Siberia after a million people signed petitions demanding that the government does something about the … Read More

11 dead, 5,600 sent to hospitals last week due to heatwave

A woman shields herself from the heat with an umbrella as she walks by a securities firm in Tokyo on Tuesday.  Photo: AP/Koji Sasahara TOKYO Eleven people died and 5,664 people were taken to hospitals in Japan due to heat-related medical issues … Read More

Why the WHO’s Emergency Declaration for Ebola Is a Big Deal

The president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene talks about how the designation could help fight the nearly year-old outbreak in central Sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: Getty Images The World Health Organization last week drew global attention to a … Read More

Congo’s Health Minister Resigns Over Ebola Approach

Dr. Oly Ilunga, health minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, visiting an Ebola treatment center in March. He resigned on Monday after the government appointed a new team to coordinate the effort to contain the disease.CreditCreditJohn Wessels/Agence France-Presse — … Read More

New California quakes stir fears of ‘the Big One,’ which is decades overdue

Significant seismic activity this month in Southern California has renewed fears of “the Big One.” File Photo by 12019/Pixabay/UPI July 23 (UPI) — Dr. Lucy Jones is certain “the Big One” — the devastating, long-predicted, long overdue earthquake in Southern California along one … Read More

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on … Read More

Barry continues to weaken but significant flood risk remains for lower Mississippi Valley

Barry prompts new mandatory evacuation orders as floodwaters overtop multiple levees in Louisiana While Barry is no longer a hurricane, the risk for major flooding will remain as up to two feet of rain is expected to inundate parts of the … Read More

Why insect populations are plummeting—and why it matters

A new study suggests that 40 percent of insect species are in decline, a sobering finding that has jarred researchers worldwide. ROCKY MOUNTAIN LOCUSTS once gathered in such large numbers that they blotted out the sun over the Great Plains, rivaling … Read More

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