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Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE

Reporting by Rodrigo Campos in New York; Editing by Eric Walsh

Guinean who brought Ebola to Senegal recovered, to return

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Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:39pm GMT

* Student fully recovered and resting ahead of return home

* Senegal says no other suspected cases in country

* Senegal warns against other Ebola cases seeking treating care (Recasts with fresh comments from Senegal health minister)

By Diadie Ba

DAKAR, Sept 10 (Reuters) - A Guinean student who brought Ebola to Senegal has recovered from the disease and is resting before he is expected to return home, Senegal's health minister said on Wednesday.

Nigeria Confirms New Ebola Cases, Boy Killed In Liberia Quarantine Zone

By By BASHIR ADIGUN and JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH - Updated: 08/23/2014 1:00 pm EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.

The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in West Africa, with 142 more cases recorded, bringing the new total to 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Most of the new cases are in Liberia, where the government was delivering donated rice to a slum where 50,000 people have been sealed off from the rest of the capital in an attempt to contain the outbreak.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/nigeria-ebola-quarantine_n_5699...

Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat

People walk past health workers wearing protective masks and gloves at the Felix Houphouet Boigny international airport in Abidjan August 12, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Luc GnagoABIDJAN - Reuters - Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:48am EDT

(Reuters) - Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus from spreading onto its territory, the government announced.

A number of African nations have defied advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) and put in place restrictions on travel to and from the countries where Ebola has appeared, which also include Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

The Philippines on Saturday ordered 115 troops to return home from peacekeeping operations in Liberia due to the outbreak there.

 http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/23/us-health-ebola-ivorycoast-idU...

Are electricity-eating bacteria the next big thing in green fuel?

By Michael Keller - Published August 20, 2014
 
Editor's Note: This story is republished with permission from Txchnologist, a digital magazine that follows innovation in science and technology.

There's a large and growing list of renewable energy projects pumping out cleaner electricity these days. Photovoltaic panels produce direct current and solar concentrators drive steam turbines using sunlight. Wind turbines churning out megawatts of power dot the landscape of many countries. Other projects are looking to light communities through tides, running rivers and even the heat of the Earth.

http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/08/20/are-electricity-eating-bacteria-...

Fracking Waste Disposal Fuels Opposition in U.S. and Abroad

In England, the government approved the injection of a million and a half gallons of potentially radioactive water under the North Moors National Park. Photo credit: SpinwatchAnastasia Pantsios | August 14, 2014 11:50 am

Spinwatch’s Andy Rowell reports:

The commercial success of the Ebberston Moor field depends on Third Energy being allowed to re-inject the potentially radioactive water that is produced with the gas back into what is known as the Sherwood Sandstone formation, which overlies the limestone where the gas will be extracted from. The sandstone lies 1400 metres below the ground. Notes of a meeting between Third Energy and the regulator involved, the Environment Agency, disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), reveals that “the success of the Ebberston Moor Field is dependent on the disposal of [produced] water to the Sherman Sandstone.”

http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/14/fracking-waste-disposal-opposition/2/

Risk and Risk Underwriting

In writing about the importance of promoting private enterprise, as well as in many other sections of my work, I suggested an almost near certainty that the risk management industry eventually will facilitate resilience and structural adaptivity in our built environment.  In my larger draft, I included a short section about this, which I am posting below (somewhat revised).  I believe it is beneficial to share this section now in order to explain my optimism for resilience. (I also wrote short sections on Time, Rapid Change, Optimism, A Futurist Perspective, and The Human Factor but do not necessarily intend to post them here.)

 

The future will be all about risk and trying to find protection from the rapidly increasing threats to our world as we advance in population size, social/cultural/economic complexity, and cutting-edge science and technology.  Risk underwriting will play a big role in how well or how poorly we adapt to accelerating change. 

 

Ebola outbreak: Doctors Without Borders calls 'lockdown' a mistake

Sierra Leone will impose a three-day countrywide shutdown starting Sept. 19

Thomson Reuters Posted: Sep 06, 2014 7:12 AM ET

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2014 2:05 PM ET

Sierra Leone's proposed countrywide "lockdown" will not help control an Ebola outbreak and could lead to the disease spreading further as cases are concealed, medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday.

The government plans to order citizens not to leave the areas around their homes for three days from Sept. 19 in a bid to halt new infections and help health workers track down people suffering from the disease, the information ministry said on Saturday.

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WHO: Use Ebola survivors' blood to treat patients

The Associated PressSeptember 5, 2014

 

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