"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
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There is concern that hundreds of thousands of people on the US island territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with the Zika virus this year
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The World Health Organization (WHO) says a suspected link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and microcephaly in newborn babies should be
Efforts are being stepped up across the Americas, including in Panama, Uruguay, Peru and Honduras, to help fight the rapid spread of the
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global emergency over a condition linked to the Zika virus. A connection has been made been the
The race is on to find a vaccine, as the mosquito-born Zika virus takes hold in the Americas. It is being linked to severe birth defects. Around
The World Health Organisation is sounding the alarm, belatedly say its critics, about what it says is an “explosive” threat of the incurable Zika
Disease linked with birth defects and has "explosive pandemic potential"
Three strains of the virus are involved, including swine flu
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A aid agency report says a woman who died of Ebola in Sierra Leone this week has potentially exposed at least twenty-seven other people to the virus
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A new Ebola vaccine is being tested for the first time in Europe on volunteers at a Spanish hospital in Madrid. Forty health workers are being
Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been readmitted to a hospital isolation unit.
It has now been a week since any new cases of Ebola were declared in the three West African countries at the centre of a recent epidemic. The World
Ivory Coast said on Friday that H5N1 bird flu had spread to a third location in the country, in the latest in a series of outbreaks in West
The Liberian government is on a drive to register more than 70,000 children born at the height of the Ebola epidemic. 70,000 Liberian births
South Korea has declared a “de facto end” to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, known as MERS. The coronavirus has so far killed 36
New cases of Ebola have been detected in Liberia, nearly two months after the West African country was declared free of the virus. The authorities
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