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Hydroelectric dams linked to tiger and jaguar losses

Hydroelectric dams linked to tiger and jaguar losses

Science
Pete MorrisThe global expansion of hydroelectric dams has had a destructive impact on the habitats of tigers and jaguars, according to a new study.Researchers found that dam construction, particularly in Asia, has affected more than one-fifth of the world's remaining tigers.In some local forest areas, the dams are said to have precipitated tiger extinction.Jaguars face a growing threat with dams on their ranges expected to quadruple.The green drive leading to deforestationIs ‘blue hydrogen’ Japan’s answer to coal? Amazon sees worst deforestation in 15 yearsThe modern world has not been kind to tigers.Despite their iconic and fearsome reputation, tigers have disappeared from over 90% of their original range over the past century. While their numbers have improved in recent years, they are ...
Chelsea linked with shock move to re-sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku if they fail in transfer pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer

Chelsea linked with shock move to re-sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku if they fail in transfer pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer

Sports
Chelsea will reportedly try to re-sign Romelu Lukaku if they fail in their pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer. The Belgium striker has become one of football’s deadliest strikers since leaving Chelsea in 2014. AFP Lukaku is a goal machine for club and country Getty Lukaku played just 15 times for Chelsea Lukaku, who joined the Blues as an 18-year-old, had prolific spells for West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, before signing for Inter Milan in a £74million deal in 2019. The 27-year-old has scored 42 goals in 62 Serie A appearances for Inter, who are currently leading second-placed AC Milan by six points. The Telegraph claim Chelsea will prioritise the signing of a striker this summer with Timo Werner, ...
Study: Neighborhood conditions linked to risk for weight change, study says

Study: Neighborhood conditions linked to risk for weight change, study says

Health
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Older adults living in neighborhoods with declining socioeconomic status have increased risk for excessive changes in weight -- gains or losses -- with the opposite seen in stable or improving areas, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. Older adults living in neighborhoods with worse socioeconomic status have a higher risk for excessive weight gain, as well as a higher risk for excessive weight loss, the data showed. Advertisement The findings highlight "the potential role of neighborhood environment in weight-related health outcomes," the researchers said. Although the study does not establish a "causal relationship," it suggests that people living in impoverished areas may not be able to maintain a healthy, nutritious diet. "Our findings showed th...
CDC: 10 life-threatening reactions linked with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

CDC: 10 life-threatening reactions linked with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Health
Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Ten of the more than 4 million people in the United States who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through Jan. 10 experienced a potentially life-threatening side effect, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The side effect, anaphylaxis, is a severe allergic reaction that can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to an allergen. Advertisement Symptoms of anaphylaxis include a skin rash, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing and shock. In most cases, it can be treated quickly with the "epi pen." Nearly 1,300 given the shot as of that date reported side effects as a result. All but 53 of these were considered minor, non-allergic reactions to the vaccine, such as swelling at the injection site, the CDC said. That...