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Meningitis outbreak death estimate rises to 489 in Nigeria – official

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At least 5 northern states – Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger – and the Federal Capital Territory have been affected by the epidemic over the past 5 months

ABUJA, Nigeria (Apr. 13, 2017) — A Nigerian health official said Wednesday, April 12, that a suspected 489 people have died during the latest meningitis outbreak to hit Nigeria. Continue reading Meningitis outbreak death estimate rises to 489 in Nigeria – official

Why we should have fewer children, to save the planet

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Children: so cute; so bad for the environment. Photograph: Floresco Productions/Getty Images/Cultura RF

The Earth’s ability to absorb greenhouse gases without violently disrupting the climate is finite, and each additional person contributes to the total amount

September 12, 2016 — Earlier this summer, I found myself in the middle of a lively debate because of my work on climate change and the ethics of having children.  Continue reading Why we should have fewer children, to save the planet