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Zika Virus in Mice Blocked by New Drug

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, September 27, 2017 (ENS) – An antibody that protects against the dengue virus has also proved to be effective against the Zika virus in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis announced Wednesday. […]

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Chile Safeguards Ocean at S. America’s Southern Tip

SANTIAGO, Chile, September 25, 2017 (ENS) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has pledged to create a new marine protected area in Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America. The designation will safeguard marine wildlife and the area’s cultural heritage, while promoting artisanal fisheries and sustainable tourism. […]

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225 Die as Second Earthquake Shakes Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, September 20, 2017 (ENS) – A deadly earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, sending buildings crashing to the ground, killing children in their collapsing school, cracking highways, rocking the capital and sending thousands of people into the streets for the second time in two weeks. […]

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Zinke Would Turn U.S. Monuments Over to Commercial Use

WASHINGTON, DC, September 19, 2017 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review of national monuments, leaked to the media on Monday, recommends that President Donald Trump make major changes to 10 U.S. national monuments. Zinke recommends more roads, timber harvesting, grazing, mining, drilling and commercial fishing in these protected places. […]

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Snow Leopards Not ‘Endangered’ Yet Not Out of Danger

NEW YORK, New York, September 14, 2017 (ENS) – The elusive snow leopards of the high Himalayas have been listed as Endangered for the past 25 years on the authoritative Red List of Threatened Species kept by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, IUCN, but that has changed. […]

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Powerful Hurricane Irma Punishes Florida

MIAMI, Florida, September 10, 2017 (ENS) – Hurricane Irma made landfall twice in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday morning and is currently blasting up the state’s Gulf coast. Irma first touched land just after 9 am at Cudjoe Key in the Florida Keys archipelago; the second landfall occurred at Marco Island, at 3:35 pm local time. […]

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Category 5 Hurricane Irma on a Caribbean Rampage

MIAMI, Florida, September 6, 2017 (ENS) – Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, slammed Puerto Rico’s north shore Wednesday night after devastating several small northern Caribbean islands. At least three people have lost their lives to the storm. […]

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Poor Families Scared of Water Scarcity

WASHINGTON, DC, September 1, 2017 (ENS) – Countries will have to spend US$150 billion per year to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030, finds a new report by The World Bank released at World Water Week 2017 in Stockholm. […]