Biology

UNICEF launches groundbreaking cholera toolkit

To tackle the alarming resurgence of cholera, UNICEF has launched a new comprehensive Cholera Toolkit on 15 May 2013.

New Red List to focus on ecosystems rather than species

Originally Published by New Scientist

– We may be living through the sixth great extinction. Rather than trying to preserve individual species, should we be focusing more of our efforts on saving entire ecosystems?

May #MENSTRAVAGANZA – WASH United’s menstrual hygiene campaign

“If women can have moustaches we can all talk about menstruation”. With this message WASH United kicked off May MENSTRAVAGANZA, a 28-day campaign to raise awareness and break the silence around menstruation and menstrual hygiene.

Swirls in the Waters off France

 NASAOriginally Published by NASA Earth Observatory - An ongoing phytoplankton bloom has painted the sea surface in jewel tones.

Cold War hope for bats under attack

 USFWSOriginally Published by The BBC - Cold War bunkers are the latest attempt to save bats from white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed up to 6.7 million bats in the US and Canada.

Making of Europe unlocked by DNA

 AFPOriginally Published by The BBC - DNA sequenced from nearly 40 ancient skeletons has shed light on the complex prehistoric events that created the present day European population.

Mexican Gulf Oil Spill Ecocide

* This project was conducted by high school-aged students at St. George’s School in Bogotá, Colombia, as part of a 2013 literature review project on ecosystems.

Resurrected mammoths and dodos? Don’t count on it | David Ehrenfeld

Originally Published by The Guardian

– Let’s focus on conserving living animals, not on an expensive quest to bring back extinct ones – or some variation of them

Call for targeted investments in cholera-prone areas

DAKAR 25 January 2013 (IRIN) - Aid groups are urging donors to invest in water and sanitation in areas known as hotbeds for cholera. They say while such projects might directly affect a relatively small population, the indirect impact in terms of cholera reduction could be immense.
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