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19 Aug 2016

India air pollution death rate to outpace China: researcher

By Meng Meng, Beijing Newsroom and Nick Macfie | August 19 2016 (Reuters) The increase in people dying in India from air pollution will outpace the rate of such deaths in China, as […]

15 Aug 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: An energy option for 30% of the world’s population

We sat down with Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun, founders of d.light, a global social enterprise aiming to improve the lives of the two billion people in the developing world […]

11 Aug 2016

A year on, survivors haunted by China’s Tianjin chemical blasts

By Natalie Thomas (Reuters) | 11 August 2016 TIANJIN, China – Survivors grieved on Thursday for the 165 people killed in chemical warehouse explosions a year ago in China’s port […]

11 Aug 2016

Doctors at top Indian hospital charged in kidney harvesting racket

By Nita Bhalla (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 11 August 2016 In India only relatives can act as organ donors, but in Mumbai case, donor said to be recipient’s wife was not […]

10 Aug 2016

Parents who insist on vegan diet for children may risk jail in Italy

By Philip Pullella (Reuters) | 10 August 2016 ROME – If parliamentarian Elvira Savino has her way, Italian parents who insist on a vegan diet for their children will risk […]

10 Aug 2016

China backs GMO soybeans in push for high-tech agriculture

By Dominique Patton (Reuters) | 10 August 2016 China will push for the commercialization of genetically modified soybeans over the next five years as it seeks to raise the efficiency […]

10 Aug 2016

Study details possible link between Zika and severe joint condition

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent (Reuters) | 09 August 2016 LONDON – Scientists in Brazil studying a possible link between Zika virus infection in the womb and severe […]

10 Aug 2016

Toxic chemicals in drinking water for six million Americans

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) | 09 August 2016 Drinking water supplies for more than six million Americans contain unsafe levels of industrial chemicals that have been linked to cancer […]

9 Aug 2016

After age 40, volunteering linked to enhanced mental health

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) | 09 August 2016 Volunteer work may be good for your mental wellbeing, but only after age 40, according to a new study. “There is […]

9 Aug 2016

Shareholders press Yum for stricter antibiotics policy

By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) | 09 August 2016 LOS ANGELES – Yum Brands Inc (YUM.N) investors on Tuesday filed a shareholder proposal requesting that it quickly phase out harmful antibiotic […]

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