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Climate change or coronavirus? ‘Pick your evil’, protesters say – Al Jazeera English

Demonstrators take part in the ‘Europe Climate Strike’ rally in Brussels, Belgium, on March 6, 2020 [Johanna Geron/Reuters] Protesters at a rally led by climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday denounced governments for taking urgent action against the coronavirus outbreak…

Locusts swarm East Africa with worst plague in decades

Clouds of locusts are swarming through East Africa in historic numbers, forming a potentially catastrophic plague unlike anything some areas have seen in generations. The insatiable insects, which seem to be capitalizing on a mix of environmental conditions favored by…

9 interesting facts about the Nile River

The Nile is one of the most famous rivers anywhere on our planet, and rightfully so. While all rivers are important for people and wildlife who live nearby, the Nile looms especially large, both literally and figuratively. Here are a…

How Dare You! Greta Thunberg Scolds Davos Elites For Ignoring Her Demands

Swedish climate worrier Greta Thunberg held a press conference in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday and complained the climate movement’s demands (on fossil fuel divestment) have been “completely ignored” this week by attendees at the World Economic Forum. Asked for her…

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Marburg virus found in Sierra Leone bats

Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Eleven Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested positive for active Marburg virus infection. The presence of Marburg virus, a close relative to Ebola virus that also causes hemorrhagic disease in people, was detected in advance of any reported cases of human illness in Sierra Leone.

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Glimpses of fatherhood found in non-pair-bonding chimps

Although they have no way of identifying their biological fathers, male chimpanzees form intimate bonds with them, a finding that questions the idea of fatherhood in some of humanity’s closest relatives, according to a study of wild chimpanzees in Uganda.

Mountain gorilla numbers are heading in the right direction

There’s good news for mountain gorillas as a new survey finds that the great ape population is growing. The total world population of endangered mountain gorillas is now 1,063, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The survey results are for…

When you give cash to those in need, you're giving the whole community a boost

On the surface, it seems simple: When you give cash to someone in need, that person or family benefits the most. But a new study finds the true impact is much broader. When poor families receive financial aid, they also…