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Pacific tsunami alert system needs 'reinforcement'

The tsunami that struck the Solomon Islands last Monday shows that the Pacific alert system needs improvements.

04/04/07

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Scientists united on human-induced climate change

The latest climate change report states that human activity is "very likely" behind the unavoidable …

02/02/07

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Indonesia apologises as WHO warns on air pollution

As the World Health Organization tightens its guidelines for air pollution, smoke from Indonesian forest fires is …

11/10/06

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Africa's land degradation 'can be reversed'

Researchers at a symposium in Niger last week gave evidence that it is possible to make degraded land productive …

04/10/06

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Scientists urged to support nurses facing execution

Lawyers defending six health workers who face execution in Libya are calling upon the international scientific …

27/09/06

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Cheap antibiotic could reverse elephantiasis

A cheap and readily available antibiotic could relieve the severe symptoms of elephantiasis, say researchers.

26/09/06

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Promising AIDS vaccines remain untested

A faltering partnership between African and European scientists has delayed clinical trials of promising HIV/AIDS …

22/09/06

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Faster, better TB test could be only a few years away

Researchers say a new method of identifying the TB bacterium could make for a faster, quicker and more accurate test.

14/09/06

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UNESCO science 'not good enough', says review

UNESCO's science programmes lack the interdisciplinary approach necessary to tackle major global problems, says an …

14/09/06

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US$1 billion to cut Chinese greenhouse gas emissions

In the biggest deal of its kind so far, two Chinese companies will be paid US$1 billion to reduce emissions of a …

01/09/06

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African and Asian media 'must report more on AIDS'

African and Asian media are failing to fulfil their role in reporting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by not giving the …

03/08/06

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Pesticide-treated clothes proposed to control malaria

Treating clothes and bedding with insecticide is an effective way to control malaria say researchers, but …

02/08/06

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