What can the U.S. pandemic response learn from Nigeria, and Native Americans?

March 20, 2020

A recurring theme in the United States is our lack of preparedness, from the disbanding of the federal pandemic response team, which is fraught with controversy, to the lack of safety gear, ventilators and hospital beds around the nation. Elsewhere in the world, and even within the U.S. borders, other governments appear to be more […]

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Things are looking up for the world’s rarest wading-bird species

February 21, 2020

And now for some good news about the spoon-billed sandpiper, which has the dubious distinction of being the world’s rarest wading-bird species.  Conservationists netted several big wins in preserving habitat along the spoon-billed sandpiper’s migration route.  And scientists in the United Kingdom announced that they successfully bred the bird in captivity for the first time.   […]

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