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Accessible healthcare could help slow climate change, reverse biodiversity losses

Accessible healthcare could help slow climate change, reverse biodiversity losses

Science
Oct. 26 (UPI) -- To protect forests and vulnerable ecosystems, erect healthcare clinics. That's what nonprofit organizers did in Indonesia, where deforestation rates in neighboring Gunung Palung National Park declined dramatically during the first 10 years of the clinic's operation. The affordable healthcare clinic was set up in 2007 by a pair of nonprofits, Alam Sehat Lestari and Health In Harmony. Prior to the arrival of the clinic, the forests of Gunung Palung were shrinking annually as a result of uncontrolled illegal logging. Advertisement To curb the losses, the clinic offered discounted services to villages that enacted community-wide logging reductions and other conservation-minded reforms. Researchers described the clinic's environmental and public health successes in a new paper...
Small breweries warn ‘reverse Robin Hood tax system’ putting jobs at risk

Small breweries warn ‘reverse Robin Hood tax system’ putting jobs at risk

Business
Small breweries in Britain are warning that hundreds of jobs are at risk over government plans to cut tax relief.The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) described the proposals as "madness" during a period when many businesses are on the brink of collapse. Under the plans, up to 150 small breweries would have to pay higher rates of tax."This is definitely going to put jobs at risk if this goes ahead," Jaega Wise from SIBA said."Part of the issue is we don't entirely know what the tax change is going to be." Advertisement ...
Study: Fecal transplant may one day be used to reverse cognitive decline

Study: Fecal transplant may one day be used to reverse cognitive decline

Science
Oct. 2 (UPI) -- New research suggests fecal transplants could one day be used to reverse the cognitive decline that comes with aging. When researchers performed fecal transplants from older to younger mice, they found the recipients suffered declines in spatial learning and memory. Scientists published the results of their experiments this week in the journal Microbiome. Advertisement The authors of the new study suggest a similar transplantation from young to old mice could potentially reverse the cognitive decline. "Aging is an inevitable process that starts immediately after birth and ultimately leads to physical health problems as well as a decline in psychological well-being and cognitive function," study co-author David Vauzour said in a news release. "Research has shown that the a...
Tech stocks slide as Wall Street goes into reverse

Tech stocks slide as Wall Street goes into reverse

Business
Stocks on Wall Street went into reverse on Thursday as shares in the five biggest US companies tumbled.Companies that have powered US markets to record highs - Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook - fell between 4% and 8%.Analysts said fears about the economic shock of coronavirus and a possible second wave prompted the sell-off.The tech-heavy Nasdaq closed down 5%, the Dow Jones fell almost 3%, and the broad-based S&P 500 finished 3.5% off.Carmaker Tesla, whose shares have soared this year, tumbled 9% on Thursday after falling sharply in the previous two sessions. Another tech heavyweight, Nvidia, ended 9.3% down. Apple's 8% fall meant $ 150bn (£113bn) was wiped off the value of the iPhone maker.The sell-off came
US urges UK to reverse Huawei decision – but EU has more bad news for Trump

US urges UK to reverse Huawei decision – but EU has more bad news for Trump

Technology
The US secretary of state has said that US information should only pass through trusted networks.Mr Pompeo, who is due to meet the UK's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday, said there was "a chance for the United Kingdom to relook at this [decision] as implementation moves forward". "We will make sure that when American information passes across a network we are confident that that network is a trusted one, " he added. Explained: Why 5G...