Author: Gail Walsh

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Livestock farming polluted rivers 300 times in one year

Livestock farms in England polluted rivers 300 times last year, causing 20 major incidents, according to the latest government figures. Yet only six farms were prosecuted in 2021, with the Environment Agency giving out warning letters instead. The dairy industry – mostly thanks to the waste its millions of cows produce – is the worst […]

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Climate change will fuel diseases, warns Global Fund

GENEVA: Climate change will end up killing people by fuelling infectious diseases, the head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said Tuesday. Executive director Peter Sands said that in 2022, the fund had witnessed the “escalating impact” of climate change on health. While upsurges in malaria had hitherto been seen due […]

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Forests

Do Chimps Share Cool Stuff Just for Fun? Uganda Forest Study Provides a Hint That They Might

Whether it’s a college student playing a roommate their favorite song or a child showing their parent a dirty rock they found on the ground (“Not again!”), humans love sharing things we find fascinating just for the sake of it. The desire to sit your loved ones down and force them to watch your favorite […]

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