As the living tissue of the earth, biodiversity is “intimately linked to human health” the head of the UN’s scientific agency told a global forum on Wednesday, noting that “we are part of that living tissue”.
Pandemic Threatens Human Capital Gains of Past Decade: WB
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital—the knowledge, skills, and health that…
NASA names first woman to head human spaceflight
The NASA official who managed the inaugural private crewed flight into space last month has been promoted to become the first female head of human spaceflight, the agency said Friday, as it prepares to return people to the Moon in…
Human health risks linked to wildlife trade practices
By Steven Broad Cambridge, UK, May 2020 (IPS) – At the time of writing, the COVID-19 pandemic is raging worldwide, causing human mortality and socio-economic disruption on a massive scale and it appears highly likely that profound impacts will continue…
How do you save endangered gorillas? With human help
Deep in the rainforest of Volcanoes National Park, a 23-year-old female gorilla named Kurudi feeds on a stand of wild celery. She bends the green stalks and, with long careful fingers, peels off the exterior skin to expose the succulent…
EU awards human rights prize to Uighur activist Ilham
The European Union awarded its top human rights prize to economist Ilham Tohti for his work defending China’s Uighur minority and urged Beijing to release him from jail.
NASA unveils new spacesuits for human lunar landing
The U.S. space agency NASA unveiled on Tuesday the next-generation spacesuits to be used in its Artemis program that will send the first woman and next man to the Lunar South Pole by 2024.
Owl killings spur moral questions about human invasion
As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had never fired a gun.
Drug-resistance in farm animals threatens human health
by Sahana Ghosh • The highest levels of antimicrobial resistance in farm animals are currently found in China and India, a study has found. This finding highlights antibiotic overuse and misuse in animals in the wake of increasing meat consumption.…
BNP forms human chain seeking Khaleda’s release
BNP today formed a human chain in the city demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail.
Halt Rohingya returns: Human Rights Watch
Ensure Refugees’ Security, Basic Rights, Equal Access to Citizenship New York – The Myanmar and Bangladesh governments should suspend plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees until returns are safe, voluntary, and dignified, Human Rights Watch said today. With new repatriations set…
Earliest modern human skull found outside Africa
Researchers have found the earliest example of our species (modern humans) outside Africa. A skull unearthed in Greece has been dated to 210,000 years ago, at a time when Europe was occupied by the Neanderthals. The sensational discovery adds to…
3 alleged human trafficking syndicate members held
Dhaka, May 17 – The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three members a human trafficking syndicate masquerading as “travel agents” from different places in Dhaka. The law enforcers have launched a country-wide crackdown on human traffickers after dozens of Bangladeshis…
Human trafficking – Hidden in plain sight
The media globally tends to have a bias to negative, sensational and headline grabbing stories and events and this certainly applies to reporting related to human trafficking in the third world. With the abundance of stories around sweat shops, massage…
World Soil Day: Soil health key to environment, human health
From Danielle Nierenberg Dec 4 – Greetings from Chicago! Tomorrow, I am joining Google, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other members of the Refresh Working Group to officially launch our report Refresh: Food + Tech from Soil to Supper.…
UN expert urges everyone to report elder abuse
Dhaka-United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, has warned that action taken to stop elder abuse around the world has been insufficient.
BD born European Sultana in search of her family
After 37 years of her departure, Sultana Van Der List, a Bangladeshi origin Dutch national, has returned home to reconnect with lost relatives.