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DIY drugs: should hospitals make their own medicine?

If pharmaceutical companies rapidly inflate the price of their products, is there an alternative? One Dutch chemist thinks so. By Chris Stokel-WalkerWhen a pharmaceutical company raised the price of an essential medicine to unacceptable levels, there was only one thing for pharmacist Marleen Kemper to do: start making it herself. When Kemper was in primary school, she had watched two of her classmates get ill. One had a brain tumour, the other contracted an infection in his gut. Both of them die...
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Does technology make moving nukes safe? Depends whom you ask

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, packed it into a wooden crate and […]
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California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted service to more than 2 million people this week, lines formed at hardware stores selling portable generators, while many hospitals and businesses fired up their own. The prospect of emissions belching from […]
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Better protection sought for Thailand’s helmeted hornbill

BANGKOK (AP) — Time is running out for Thailand’s dwindling population of helmeted hornbills thanks to poaching of the exotic birds for the ivory-like casques atop their big red and yellow beaks. The species, known by the scientific name Rhinoplax vigil, is listed as “critically endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. “Currently, […]
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Meat in space: Crew 3D prints synthetic beef on International Space Station

A company that is pioneering the growth of synthetic beef worked with a Russian 3D printing company and the Russian crew on board the International Space Station to grow meat in space. Aleph Farms is an Israeli company that is working with 3D Bioprinting Solutions in the effort to reduce the need to kill actual […]
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NASA administrator explains Twitter spat with SpaceX

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday that a recent Twitter statement critical of SpaceX was a signal to all the space agency’s contractors about realistic development timelines. Bridenstine addressed the issue during a press conference with SpaceX founder Elon Musk after touring the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Bridenstine said NASA […]
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Companies withhold bids for fields near Brazil national park

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian government has failed to auction four oil fields located near one of the nation’s biggest coral reef systems. Seventeen companies participated in the 36-block auction held by the Brazilian Petroleum Agency, which auctioned off a third of the areas for more than $2 billion. But after possible exploration […]
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‘Flash drought’ brings dust and dread to southern farmers

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Across a vast expanse of the South spanning from Texas to Maryland, there are growing concerns for the cattle, cotton and corn amid a worsening drought that has been fueled this past summer by record hot temperatures. One of the bullseyes marking the nation’s driest areas is Bartow County, Georgia, where […]
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US nuclear, uranium mining industries hope for Trump bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. uranium mining companies and nuclear power plant operators are hoping for a bailout in the name of national security. President Donald Trump is scheduled to get recommendations Thursday from a federal task force studying ways to revive domestic uranium mining. The Nuclear Energy Institute representing uranium mine companies has asked the […]
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Nobel Prize in Chemistry split 3 ways for lithium-ion battery research

From left: Akira Yoshino, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham and Dr. John Goodenough (Charles Dharapak / Yoshiaki Sakamoto / Kyodo News / Binghamton University) The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists whose work developing lithium-ion batteries made mobile phones, iPads, laptops, and electric cars possible. The three recipients are U.S. engineer John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham of the U.K., and Akira Yoshino of Japan. They will share the 9 million Swedish kronor...
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3 win Nobel in Chemistry for work on lithium-ion batteries

By DAVID KEYTON and JAMEY KEATEN STOCKHOLM — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their work developing lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices — and reduced the world’s reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. The prize went to John B. Goodenough, 97, a German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas; M. Stanley Whittingham, 77, a British-American chemistry ...
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Proposals would dam Little Colorado River for hydropower

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Little Colorado River cuts across the northeast corner of Arizona, emptying its waters into the much-larger Colorado River after a more than 330-mile journey. Few people wander in the remote region where it crosses the Navajo Nation, aside from river rafters traveling through the Grand Canyon, tribal members and occasional […]
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Ark Invests Values Self-Driving Taxi Service at Over $1.3 Trillion by 2023

Ark Invest manages financial funds and ETFs and are among the most vocal Tesla bulls. Even if full autonomy is not achieved and Tesla cannot produce an autonomous car, ARK estimates that the electric... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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US officials to put off oil leases near sacred tribal land

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has agreed to put off oil and gas leasing for a year on land that tribes consider sacred surrounding Chaco Canyon National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. Officials say that will allow time to finish an updated management plan to guide energy development across the […]
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Endangered Mexican wolves blamed for more livestock deaths

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s shaping up to be a deadly year for livestock in the American Southwest as the number of cows and calves killed by Mexican gray wolves has skyrocketed, aggravating an already tenuous relationship between U.S. wildlife managers, environmentalists and rural residents. Federal reports show the endangered wolves have been blamed for […]
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$2.1m Novartis gene therapy to become world's most expensive drug

US approves the one-time treatment for deadly spinal muscular atrophy in infantsSwiss drugmaker Novartis has received US approval for its spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy Zolgensma – pricing the one-time treatment at a record $2.125m.The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Zolgensma for children under the age of two with SMA, including those not yet showing symptoms. The approval covers babies with the deadliest form of the inherited disease as well as those with types where debi...
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Ohio power company fulfills Louisiana wetlands agreement

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — An Ohio-based multinational power company has completed an agreement to pay for potential pollution by reforesting wetlands for a national wildlife refuge in Louisiana. American Electric Power, The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday that the final 4,100 acres (1,650 hectares) are now part of the […]
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Seeking energy independence, Palestinians open solar plant

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials say they have inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to reduce their dependence on Israeli power sources. Mohammed Mustafa, head of the government’s investment fund, says that Tuesday’s plant opening in the ancient West Bank city of Jericho is one of four planned […]
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Japanese space startup aims to compete with US rivals

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese startup that launched a rocket into space last month plans to provide low-cost rocket services and compete with American rivals such as SpaceX, its founder said Wednesday. Interstellar Technology Inc. founder Takafumi Horie said a low-cost rocket business in Japan is well-positioned to accommodate scientific and commercial needs in Asia. […]
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Germany’s Merkel edges closer to Macron on 2050 climate plan

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would like to join other European countries in aiming to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but the goal needs to be achievable. Merkel initially refused to join the initiative put forward last week by French President Emmanuel Macron and eight other EU countries, […]
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Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple claiming that the company’s popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury’s verdict is third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August. The state court jury in Oakland concluded […]
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California jury awards couple $2 billion in verdict against Monsanto in third decision involving Roundup weed killer.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California jury awards couple $2 billion in verdict against Monsanto in third decision involving Roundup weed killer.
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Amazon’s Bezos says he’ll send a spaceship to the moon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos says he’s going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there. Bezos says his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of carrying four rovers […]
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Only a third of world’s great rivers remain free flowing, analysis finds

Dams, levees, hydropower and habitat degradation behind fragmentation on huge scale, finds global assessmentOnly a third of the world’s great rivers remain free flowing, due to the impact of dams that are drastically reducing the benefits healthy rivers provide people and nature, according to a global analysis.Billions of people rely on rivers for water, food and irrigation, but from the Danube to the Yangtze most large rivers are fragmented and degraded. Untouched rivers are largely confined to...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, Science, Technology, Education, China, Africa, Environment, Americas, Water, World news, Australia news, Fish, Danube, Asia Pacific

Raise taxes on firms that harm nature, OECD tells G7 countries

Report calls for change of priorities and culture to avert catastrophic biodiversity lossGovernments need to ramp up investment in nature restoration and raise the tax burden on companies that degrade wildlife, according to recommendations made to the G7 group of rich nations.The proposals are part of a growing debate on how to radically change humanity’s relationship with nature in the wake of a new UN mega-report that showed an alarming decline in the Earth’s life-support systems. Continue rea...
Tags: Business, Science, Environment, Economics, World news, Earth, Wildlife, Conservation, Global Economy, Un, OECD, Biodiversity, G7

UN environment agency warns of effects of rising sand use

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s environment program is warning about the overuse of sand resources, saying a three-fold increase in demand over the last 20 years amid increasing population, urbanization and building work has contributed to beach erosion, flooding and drought. In a new report launched Tuesday, UNEP urged a re-think about the use of […]
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Court delays block Keystone XL pipeline construction in 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An executive for the company proposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada’s oil sands into the U.S. says it has missed the 2019 construction season due to court delays. TransCanada executive vice president Paul Miller made the statement during a Friday earnings call with analysts. The company also announced it […]
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Aiming at Trump, House OKs bill to keep U.S. in climate accord

The bill is the first significant climate legislation approved by the House in nearly a decade. The measure was approved 231-190 and now goes to the Republican-run Senate, where it is unlikely to move forward. Trump has said he will veto the legislation if it reaches his desk.
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UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, drive electric

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. should eliminate almost all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that advises the British government on climate change recommended Thursday. A report from the Committee on Climate Change said […]
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UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, drive electric

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. should effectively eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that advises the British government on climate change recommended Thursday. A report from the Committee on Climate Change said the […]
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