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November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New Orangutan Species Identified in Indonesian Rain Forest

Orangutans are an endangered species, with populations in some areas critically endangered. The new species, Pongo tapanuliensis, or the Tapanuli orangutan, was described as living only in an area of forest about 425 square miles in size. The team researching the Tapanuli orangutan contends that it’s the most endangered of all surviving great apes, with only about 4296

October 30, 2017 11:47 PM Climate change fueling disasters, disease in ‘potentially irreversible’ ways, report warns

Climate change significantly imperils public health globally, according to a new report that chronicles the many hazards and symptoms already being seen. The authors describe its manifestations as “unequivocal and potentially irreversible.” Heat waves are striking more people, disease-carrying mosquitoes are spreading and weather disasters are becoming 163

October 27, 2017 7:19 AM Namibia: Grysblok Landmark Tree Gone

RESIDENTS at the corner of Viool and Kitaar streets in Gryblok have complained over the cutting down of a huge tree that had been a landmark in the area and also provided shade and a home for bird species. The tree stood about two metres outside the gate of one of the properties. The occupants of the property were not at home at the time the picture 174

October 25, 2017 4:03 AM Get vaccinated and protect yourself and others from the flu

MANITOULIN—Flu season is here and various clinics and pharmacies across Manitoulin are once again offering the influenza vaccine free of charge. “Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu,” states a press release from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. “Flu vaccination can reduce 152

October 24, 2017 5:46 AM Houseboat brings Vic Falls to a halt

BUSINESS temporarily screeched to a halt in Victoria Falls town yesterday afternoon, as residents jostled to catch a glimpse of a huge luxurious houseboat which passed through the tourist resort town en route to Botswana. Some residents braved the scorching heat as they escorted the boat from Lupinyu shopping centre along Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Highway 129

October 20, 2017 10:27 PM Spacewalking astronauts replace blurry camera on robot arm

Spacewalking astronauts provided some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm on Friday. Astronaut Joe Acaba, who once taught science at Melbourne High School in Brevard County, unbolted a blurry camera from a new robotic hand installed two weeks ago. He then popped in a spare, which flight controllers quickly tested from Houston 154

October 20, 2017 3:33 PM Pollution kills more people every year than wars, disasters and hunger: study

One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to the study released in the Lancet medical journal. NEW DELHI—Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking 152

October 20, 2017 2:56 PM Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

NEW DELHI — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease 146

October 18, 2017 5:52 AM Tonight: Spot the International Space Station

Hawai‘i residents can spot the International Space Station tonight (depending on clouds). The International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-134 crew member on the space shuttle Endeavour. Photo NASA. It will be visible beginning tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at 6:44 p.m. ISS will be visible for approximately 5 minutes 145

October 17, 2017 6:00 AM WATCH: Houseboat brings Bulawayo to a standstill

BULAWAYO residents for the past two days have been jostling to catch a glimpse of the African Dream, a houseboat believed to be one of the biggest to have been built in Zimbabwe which is destined for Namibia. The houseboat was built at GDI Engineering in Msasa, Harare is on its way to Victoria Falls en route to Namibia. According to the boat's handlers 499