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Conservation meet mulls plan to protect 80% of Amazon

Research has warned that massive destruction of tropical forests combined with climate change are pushing the Amazon towards a ‘tipping point’ which would see tropical forests give way to savannah-like landscapes. Should 80 percent of the Amazon be declared a protected area by 2025? The world’s top conservation body is on Sunday poised to decide…

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NASA mulls how to dispose of the International Space Station

The International Space Station is seen from a departing spacecraft. Photo courtesy of NASA Aug. 11 (UPI) — A plan to use a Russian spacecraft to deorbit the International Space Station as early as 2028 remains in question because the United States does not know that nation’s intentions for using the orbiting laboratory, NASA and…

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Medicare Mulls Coverage for New Alzheimer’s Drug

By Robin FosterHealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, July 13, 2021 (Healthday News) — Medicare launched a formal process on Monday that will determine whether the agency will cover Aduhelm, the newly approved Alzheimer’s drug whose high price tag and unproven benefits have prompted widespread controversy.Medicare’s announcement came the same day that leaders of two House committees that are…

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N.J. Mulls Cash Incentives; U.K. to Ease Travel: Virus Update

Author of the article: Bloomberg News Bloomberg NewsBloomberg News(Bloomberg) —New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he is considering cash incentives to lure people to get vaccinated. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he sees no reason to require Covid-19 shots for students to return to school. Wyoming became the latest U.S. state to…