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France Pledges To Give African Countries over €2 Billion for Development of Renewable Energy

France Pledges To Give African Countries over €2 Billion for Development of Rene

French President Francois Hollande announced on Tuesday that the country will be giving African countries more than €2 billion ($2.1 billion) for development of renewable energy and to help the African continent to get access to electricity.

It has been known that Africa produces very less greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, that are produced from burning of fossil fuels. Scientists have linked the emission of greenhouse gases to rapid climate change.

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Poor Global Coordination affecting Canada’s Efforts to deliver its Ebola Vaccine to Africa

Poor Global Coordination affecting Canada’s Efforts to deliver its Ebola Vaccine

International Development Minister Christian Paradis said in his speech to the United Nations in New York that poor global coordination is preventing Canada's efforts to fulfill its promise of delivering its Ebola vaccine to Africa.

Six week ago, Canada offered to provide the vaccine to help curb the deadly outbreak. The Canadian government said that it would donate between 800 and 1,000 doses of its VSV-EBOV vaccine to the World Health Organization. And, then it can be further used in Africa.

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US doctor tested positive for Ebola virus in Africa

US doctor tested positive for Ebola virus in Africa

In a concerning development, a US doctor, who was working with Ebola patients in Liberia, has been tested positive for the virus.

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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Gets Out of Control

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Gets Out of Control

Ebola outbreak in West Africa is completely out of control now. Bart Janssens, senior official for Doctors Without Borders, said the medical group is stretched to its maximum limit in terms of response.

Ebola virus has become cause of more than 330 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, said the World Health Organization. Janssens, Director of operations for the medical group in Brussels, said international organizations and the governments involved in controlling the situation in West Africa should send in more health experts and expand public health message network.

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Bloody Moon set Up a Show in Tuesday’s Night Sky

Bloody Moon set Up a Show in Tuesday’s Night Sky

Many sky gazers witnessed the brilliant lunar eclipse last night. The moon became red between 11 and 11:30 pm and astronomers have named it 'Blood Moon' due to its color. Residents of Flagstaff were lucky to have a clear sky to get the unobstructed view of the eclipse. People who might have missed the Blood Moon in North America last night need not be disheartened as the moon will reappear three more times till September 2015.

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Asia and Africa could be hit by Storm Surge Flooding

Asia and Africa could be hit by Storm Surge Flooding

A study has been carried out estimating the damage that could be faced by coastal regions from storm surge flooding in the 21st century. The study led by the Berlin-based think-tank Global Climate Forum (GCF) and researchers from the University of Southampton has found that massive damage is expected to take place in these regions.

Global average storm-led-damages could witness a rise from around 10 to 40 billion dollars per year today to about 100 billion per year by the end of the century.

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Neanderthal genes in Modern-Day Humans Influence Skin, Hair and Nails: Researchers

Neanderthal genes in Modern-Day Humans Influence Skin, Hair and Nails: Researche

Two new studies have come up with the findings that the last traces of Neanderthal genes have not gone extinct as these are part of the present-day humans.

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West African Lions on the Verge of Extinction

West African Lions on the Verge of Extinction

It has been revealed by a new study that West African lions are on the verge of extinction. There is a genetic distinction between West African lions and other ones. According to estimates, there are around only 400 remaining lions in the region.

Panthera, which is a conservation organization, conducted the report. According to findings of the study, the decline in West African lions has taken place in countries that have not supported conservation efforts with sufficient funding.

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