Thursday, August 28, 2014
By Clip Syndicate
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration originally looked at listing 66 species, but Wednesday listed only 20 for various reasons. The agency cited threats to coral from global warming, including oceans getting more acidic, water getting warmer and a bleaching disease. Other threats include fishing practices.   [READ MORE]

Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease. "Climate change is no longer only an environmental issue," said Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, head of the climate change team at the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN agency Wednesday began a three-day conference at its Geneva base, folding together climate and health issues.   [READ MORE]
Ebola victim William Pooley is 'sitting up in bed and talking' after being treated with experimental drug ZMapp, doctors have revealed. There were fears for the British nurse's life after he contracted the deadly disease while helping sufferers in epidemic-ravaged Sierra Leone.But doctors treating him in London have told of his 'remarkable resilience' after he was airlifted back to Britain by the RAF.   [READ MORE]
According to new court documents, a woman told police before she died that she had been shot by her brother-in-law, a newly retired Wisconsin sheriff's deputy suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. Andy Steele, a former Dane County Sheriff's deputy, was arrested after the shooting at his home Friday that left his wife, Ashlee Steele, and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, dead.   [READ MORE]
A British nurse infected with Ebola while working in Sierra Leone is being given the same experimental drug used on two US missionaries who have recovered for the disease, doctors in London say. Duration: 00:44   [READ MORE]
The UN's Ebola envoy said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a "war" which could take six more months, as its global health body claimed the disease was affecting an "unprecedented" number of medical staff. Duration: 01:30   [READ MORE]
Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock said returning to practice was part of the healing process as he recovers from prostate cancer surgery.   [READ MORE]

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