This Quote: Fauci on COVID — Lab Leak or Zoonosis?

This Quote: Fauci on COVID — Lab Leak or Zoonosis?

Over the weekend, the New York Times’ Kara Swisher interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci for her popular podcast Sway.  She asked Fauci whether he thought the COVID virus originated in a Chinese lab and here is what he said: AF:  “…There is this so-called intelligence that three members of the human lab were ill, requiring hospitalization. […]

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Interview of the Week: Dr. Neil Vora click button

Interview of the Week: Dr. Neil Vora

Preventing and preparing for pandemics is now a crucial task for world leaders. A crucial part of preventing pandemics is the protection of nature and the conservation of biodiversity. This week we had a chance to ask Conservation International’s new pandemic prevention fellow, Dr. Neil Vora, about why safeguarding our natural world is so important […]

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COVID-Sniffing Dogs Coming to a TSA Checkpoint Near You

COVID-Sniffing Dogs Coming to a TSA Checkpoint Near You

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer COVID tests can be confusing–which type do you need? How accurate are they? For everyone who has suffered through these invasive tests, there’s good news: new evidence shows that dogs are able to sniff out COVID-19. A French study has found that trained dogs could detect the presence of […]

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New Bill Addresses Public Health Impacts of Climate Change, Prevents Future Pandemics

New Bill Addresses Public Health Impacts of Climate Change, Prevents Future Pandemics

On Monday, lawmakers introduced the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act to help improve the nation’s response to health threats presented by climate change. Experts have reported that as climate change worsens and temperatures rise, viruses and pandemics like COVID-19 will become more common

Why This Matters: Rising deforestation and accelerating biodiversity loss are driving humans and animals closer together than ever before.

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Climate Protesters Held Marches All Over France on Sunday

Climate Protesters Held Marches All Over France on Sunday

It’s spring in Paris, they are still struggling with COVID, and yet thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Paris and numerous other French cities to protest climate change.  The French legislature is considering a law to impose tougher measures to combat climate change, but many believe the proposals are not sufficient and so they staged marches in Nancy, Toulouse, Rennes, Lyon, Grenoble, as seen in social media posts.

Why This Matters:  Because of the Paris Agreement, France is associated with climate change progress.

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A Delicate Balance: Building Back Tourism In Ways That Support Nature and Communities

A Delicate Balance: Building Back Tourism In Ways That Support Nature and Communities

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer “Nature is healing” memes aside, the past year of paused travel has had an unexpected downside for wildlife worldwide. In some countries, fewer tourists and cruise ships have given animals a reprieve, like whales off the coast of Alaska no longer subjected to five months of constant cruise ship […]

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