Daily Archives: July 16, 2010

China: Threatened Waters

No sooner had I entered ‘China’s Wetlands’ into Google, I found articles quoting numbers such as, “50% of China’s coastal wetlands have disappeared in the past 50 years”, “30% of China’s natural wetlands vanished between 1990 and 2000”, “Lakes have … Continue reading

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Created by genetic engineering, a mosquito that can’t catch malaria

A novel weapon in the battle against malaria has been developed by scientists: the malaria-proof mosquito.¬†Researchers at the University of Arizona have created a genetically modified insect that is incapable of transmitting the disease to humans.The advance could lead to … Continue reading

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Parents of obese children may be guilty of neglect

Child health experts say ‘parental failure’ over diet and exercise becomes a child protection issue “Parental failure to provide their¬†children with adequate treatment for a chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, etc) is a well accepted reason for a child protection … Continue reading

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