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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 …


Cheap antibiotic could reverse elephantiasis

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


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.


UNESCO science 'not good enough', says review

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


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 …


Warning over South's lack of nanotech regulations

A UNESCO report says developing countries could face risks from adopting nanotechnologies without first creating …


Fund to boost agriculture research in Africa and Asia

The United Kingdom has launched a US$11 million fund to promote research into sustainable agriculture in …


Indian Ocean tsunami alert system up and running

UNESCO has announced that the Indian Ocean's tsunami warning system is now ready for action.


Private donation doubles Gates Foundation wealth

A US$31 billion dollar donation will increase double the value of grants given out by the Bill and Melinda Gates …


WHO highlights disease from unhealthy environments

Unhealthy environments cause nearly a third of death and disease in developing countries; much of this could be …


1b tonnes of Southern emissions to be cut by 2012

Greenhouse gas emissions in the South should be cut by at least one billion tonnes by the time the Kyoto Protocol …


Not all doom and gloom for deserts, says UN agency

A UN agency warns that life will get hotter, drier and harder in deserts, but that good management could bring …


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