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Zika has all but disappeared in the Americas. Why?

One. That is the number of locally transmitted Zika cases confirmed in the continental US this year. That contrasts with hundreds of local transmissions last year.
from Science on Aug 18, 2017.

Underprivileged, but not underachievers

From austerity to affliction, these children have seen them all. Yet, they haven’t allowed adversity to dwarf their determination
from Down to Earth on Aug 17, 2017.

The Bengaluru flood

The Indian city of Bengaluru experienced its heaviest rain in 127 years and flooding on 15 August. The urban flood has been in the making for years.
from Down to Earth on Aug 16, 2017.

Zanzibar shows how tourism spreads HIV globally

The tourism sector increases workers’ vulnerability to AIDS. Katie McQue reports.
from New internationalist on Aug 14, 2017.

A dream defended: Namibia's first crop of doctors graduates

Finally producing its own medics, the country must now retain them and coax them into rural areas.
from Bhekisisa on Aug 8, 2017.

From PNG via China to the US: the illegal wood supply chain

How illegal wood products are moved through China to the US with devastating impacts on people in Papua New Guinea.
from Global Witness on Aug 6, 2017.

China renews clampdown on waste imports

China's announcement of restrictions on waste imports has left global recyclers reeling.
from China Dialogue on Aug 2, 2017.

Rwanda's risky bet on a prosperous economic future

A Kigali mall is a window to an ambitious Rwandan future in which a middle class built on a services-based economy will have replaced a nation of largely poor, rural farmers.
from New Vision on Jul 31, 2017.

Rare Bhutan tiger images highlight need for 'wildlife corridors'

Rare video and photo evidence of wild tigers in Bhutan, the mountain kingdom between India and Tibet, have been released.
from WWF on Jul 29, 2017.

More than 90% of Karachi’s water unfit to drink

Blame the leaky pipes, faulty plants and the agencies for supply of contaminated water, the government is clearly unable to cater to Karachi’s galloping population.
from The Third Pole on Jul 29, 2017.
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