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FEB 05, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Regrowing Rain Forests May Help Curb Climate Change More Than We Thought

Scientists have long promoted rain forest preservation as a way to mitigate climate change, but now it turns out that regrowing forests is just as important. Newly grown tropical forests can capture harmful carbon from the atmosphere at a rate up to 11 times faster than older forests, according to a study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. The ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - Forbes

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This Chilean Startup Wants To Change The Way Latin America Shops For Food

    Recoleta in Santiago, Chile I meet Santiago-based economist and entrepreneur Jose Manuel Moller on the eve of a huge real estate move that will see him relocate, not just his offices, but two burgeoning start ups, an entire factory and also a hang out space for like-minded folk in the nearly-hipster-but-not-quite [...]

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FEB 05, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

LONDON (AP) — A Brazilian health official on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as concern grows over the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects, and the U.N. office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said women in countries hit by the Zika virus should have access to birth control methods, ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - Forbes

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Smart Science: Wolbachia Bacteria Might Stop Zika and Dengue Viruses

VideoA funny sounding bacteria that you’ve never heard of—Wolbachia—will likely be an important weapon in the fight against Zika, dengue, and other viruses plaguing the tropics. These arbovirus infections have been exploding in Latin America and the Caribbean and scientists are scrambling to stop the onslaught. Aedes aegypti mosquito feeding on [...]

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FEB 04, 2016 - Boston Herald

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Latin America scrambles to squash Zika-spreading mosquito

RIO DE JANEIRO — With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it.Fumigation is one method; another is seeking out and draining standing water where the insect lays its eggs. Other strategies are possible, including larvae-devouring fish, genetically ...

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