Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Here is the state of play regarding lawsuits and restrictions on the use of glyphosate around the world Published 11:24 PM, August 11, 2018 Updated 11:24 PM, August 11, 2018 GLYPHOSATE. Roundup products are seen for sale at a store in San Rafael, California, on July, 9, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP PARIS, France – […]

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

SAN FRANCISCO — A jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto’s Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man’s lawyers said. “I’m glad to be here to be able […]

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

BENI, Congo (AP) — In a new reminder of the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people overnight in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an official said Saturday. Global health officials have warned that combating this virus outbreak is complicated by multiple armed groups in the […]

We're dangerously unprepared for the heat crisis from climate change

We're dangerously unprepared for the heat crisis from climate change

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7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo's latest Ebola outbreak

7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo's latest Ebola outbreak

BENI, Congo — Suspected rebels killed seven civilians in an overnight attack in northeastern Congo, a local official said Saturday, highlighting the threat to efforts to contain the latest Ebola virus outbreak nearby. The administrator of Beni territory, Donat Kibwana, told The Associated Press the attack was likely carried out by Allied Democratic Forces fighters […]

Jurors give $289 million to a man they say got cancer from Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller

Jurors give $289 million to a man they say got cancer from Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller

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Improving air quality could prevent thousands of deaths in India

Improving air quality could prevent thousands of deaths in India

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study shows more stringent emission controls are key to India’s future health. More than 6.1 million people worldwide die each year as a result of exposure to air pollution, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, lung disease, and cancer. In India, which contains many of the world’s most […]

WHO: Congo's latest Ebola outbreak more challenging than ever

WHO: Congo's latest Ebola outbreak more challenging than ever

BENI, Congo (AP) — Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization’s chief said Friday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke after vaccinations began this week, with support from a U.N. peacekeeping mission, in Congo’s restive northeast where […]