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Why We Need Wetlands

by Martha Rojas Urrego GLAND, SWITZERLAND – It’s called the Extinction Wing. Located in a dark corner of the Paris Museum of Natural History, it houses a haunting collection of species that have long vanished from the natural world. With biodiversity declining faster than at any time in human history, what size museum will future generations need? Read More »

Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures

New York, Nov 18 – People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded ... Read More »

Our food systems need transformation

By Zoltán Kálmán Rome, Aug 28 2019 (IPS) – The right to food is a universal human right. Yet, over 820 million people are going hungry, according the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2019). In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and ... Read More »

To return to Moon, astronauts need new spacesuits

Space engineer Pablo de Leon has designed two spacesuit prototypes for the Moon and for Mars, and knows how long development takes. If NASA wants to meet its own deadline of returning to the Moon by 2024, it needs to get a move on. “NASA still doesn’t have a suit because the decision was taken suddenly,” explained the Argentine engineer, ... Read More »

Tigers need 316

Sports Desk A second five-wicket haul by Mustafizur Rahman in this World Cup has helped Bangladesh limit Pakistan to 315 after a century by Imam-ul-Haq and 96 runss by Babar Azam. Sarfaraz Ahmed did not hesitate to send Bangladesh in to field first after winning the toss at the Lord’s in London on Friday. Pakistan still have an improbable chance ... Read More »

Which heart patients need stents?

Nearly every day for the past month Roxana Mehran, an interventional cardiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and her colleagues have been getting calls from patients wondering if their stents were really necessary. Yes, the doctor assures them, they were prime candidates to receive a stent, a small device used to prop open clogged arteries in patients ... Read More »

Myanmar: Deaths in Army Custody Need Independent Inquiry

The Killing of 6 Villagers in Rakhine State Should Be Fully, Credibly Investigated New York – Myanmar authorities should independently investigate the killing of detainees held by the military in Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 2, 2019, army soldiers shot and killed at least six villagers from among several hundred who had been detained in Kyauk ... Read More »

German tanks, copters need improvement

Over one-third of the tanks, fighter jets and helicopters delivered to the Bundeswehr went directly to the shop, the Defense Ministry has said. The military aims for 70 per cent of weapons systems to be ready to deploy. Germany’s opposition Left party drew a Defense Ministry admission that nearly 39 per cent of large items delivered to the German armed ... Read More »