Latest Bird Flu News

Pass Zika prevention funding now.
Monday August 15th 2016, 2:00 PM

With the Zika virus marching steadily northward, this is no time for another Washington standoff.

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Americans are still not worried about Zika, poll finds.
Thursday August 11th 2016, 2:00 PM

Zika’s first mosquito-borne transmission in the United States has not sparked alarm for the vast majority of Americans, who do not fear infection by the disease, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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If you want to study disease, the Olympics are where to be.
Friday August 05th 2016, 2:00 PM

The Olympics aren’t just about sports and displays of nationalism—they’re also learning opportunities for epidemiologists.

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Dear Washington: The time to prepare for Zika has come and gone.
Tuesday August 02nd 2016, 2:00 PM

Act now, or bear the blame for the virus’s devastating effects.

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This year, it’s the Zika virus. But what about next year?
Monday July 25th 2016, 2:00 PM

Since 1980, the global number of viral outbreaks per year has more than tripled. Trying to predict what’s next is a challenge, because so many factors are involved.

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Brazil’s Olympic catastrophe.
Sunday July 03rd 2016, 2:00 PM

It’s official: The Olympic Games in Rio are an unnatural disaster. On June 17, fewer than 50 days before the start of the Games, the state of Rio de Janeiro declared a “state of public calamity.”

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First ever biosafety report details 199 mishaps with toxic agents.
Friday July 01st 2016, 2:00 PM

The Federal Select Agent Program, which oversees dangerous substances such as anthrax and bird flu in federal, academic and private labs, reported 199 incidents in which lab workers were potentially exposed to infectious or toxic agents in 2015, though there were no losses of select agents.

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Can new USDA organic standards for animals close the welfare gap?
Wednesday June 22nd 2016, 2:00 PM

Growing consumer interest in animal welfare could mean new organic standards. Here’s what you need to know.

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Sink or swim: Hong Kong company defies the doomsayers on Nicaragua Canal project.
Sunday June 12th 2016, 2:00 PM

Developer says the controversial project is economically healthy and viable, but concerns by ecologists, human rights activists and economists continue to grow.

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When pigs fly.
Thursday June 09th 2016, 2:00 PM

It’s no fairy tale—factory farms and air travel form a viral expressway to pandemics.

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‘Parliament for the environment’ kicks off in Nairobi.
Monday May 23rd 2016, 2:00 PM

UN assembly in Kenya will tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues, including climate change.

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Egg comes first in fight over what it means to be organic.
Thursday May 19th 2016, 2:00 PM

A decade-plus effort by organic farmers, animal welfare advocates, and consumer groups to guarantee humane treatment of farm animals in the burgeoning organic food industry could be derailed this week by a one-page rider slipped into a congressional appropriations bill.

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