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  • Tropical fish spotted thousands of miles away in northern Canada as climate crisis escalates

    Tropical fish spotted thousands of miles away in northern Canada as climate crisis escalates0

    Colourful tropical fish like butterfly fish and scrawled filefish are being spotted in northern Canadian waters as the climate crisis escalates.  Scuba diver and photographer Lloyd Bond – who has scuba dived in Nova Scotia for 23 years – has told The Independent he has seen a dramatic increase in fish whose normal habitat is thousands of miles away.  “Up

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  • The fight against neglected tropical diseases

    The fight against neglected tropical diseases0

    African countries with modest national incomes are outperforming some richer nations on the continent in the fight against diseases of poverty known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a new league table ranking. NTDs such as blinding trachoma, the leading cause of infectious blindness, or intestinal worms that can stunt growth in children, are

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  • Trachoma and other neglected tropical diseases

    Trachoma and other neglected tropical diseases0

    At the African Union Summit in Ethiopia this week [10-11 February], African leaders will be addressing the progress made to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and other major diseases. NTDs rarely make headline news, yet they affect 1.6 billion people in the poorest parts of the globe – and some 580 million people in Africa

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