How the Coronavirus Crisis May Hinder Efforts to Fight Wildfires

And firefighters across the country, in states including Georgia, Indiana and Washington, are under quarantine amid the coronavirus crisis.But according to Erick Scott, the public information officer for the Los Angeles City Fire Department, they have been delayed. Read more »

These Lab Animals Will Help Fight Coronavirus

We get diseases from other animals, and then we use more animals to figure out how to stop the diseases.And even when laboratory animals are susceptible to infection, that doesn’t mean they get sick. Read more »

Spain Imposes Nationwide Lockdown to Fight Coronavirus

” The final victory over coronavirus, he added, will only come “when we have a vaccine.Sánchez said the government would take steps to oversee and maintain the nationwide supply of food, energy and other basic services. Read more »

As China Cracks Down on Coronavirus Coverage, Journalists Fight Back

VideotranscriptChina Is Censoring Coronavirus Stories.Information about the coronavirus outbreak is not immune from Chinese censors. Read more »

The World Has a Plan to Fight Coronavirus. Most Countries Are Not Using it.

as the world’s leading public health agency.Carlos Lemos/EPA, via ShutterstockFifteen years ago, the World Health Organization undertook a major revision of the International Health Regulations, the global framework for responding to outbreaks. Read more »

U.S. to Suspend Most Travel From Europe as World Scrambles to Fight Pandemic

“The virus will not have a chance against us,” President Trump declared in a 10-minute speech on Wednesday night.A. Read more »

Congress Approves $8.3 Billion to Fight Coronavirus: Live Updates

3 billion emergency spending bill to fight the virus, but officials in several countries say the virus will keep spreading fast for some time.Washington State reported dozens of new cases on Thursday, and New York added 11. Read more »

The Original Long Islanders Fight to Save Their Land From a Rising Sea

But the tribe is using everything at its disposal to calm the waves and restore a long, slim beach at the edge of Shinnecock Bay: dredged sand, sea grasses, beach grasses, boulders, oyster shells.ImageShoreline restoration on Shinnecock Bay. Read more »

Coronavirus Live Updates: World Reaches ‘Decisive Point’ in Outbreak Fight, W.H.O. Says

Investors have been unnerved by the steady march of the new coronavirus around the globe, and the growing threat it poses to economic growth.Investment bank economists issued increasingly glum predictions of how much the coronavirus outbreak would hurt economies around the world. Read more »

Crispr Takes Its First Steps in Editing Genes to Fight Cancer

The test, meant to assess only safety, was a step toward the ultimate goal of editing genes to help a patient’s own immune system to attack cancer.“The good news is that all of them are alive,” said Dr. Read more »

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Not All Forests Are Equal

A new report suggests that gradual incursions on intact forests may have greater climate consequences than previously thought.Rodrigo Abd/Associated PressForests are a great bulwark against climate change, so programs to reduce deforestation are important. Read more »

Studies Yield ‘Impressive’ Results in Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

Health|Studies Yield ‘Impressive’ Results in Fight Against Cystic FibrosisThe findings hold promise for a vast majority of those with cystic fibrosis, according to the director of the National Institutes of Health.A light micrograph of a perforated bowel in a newborn baby with cystic fibrosis. Read more »

White House Pressed Car Makers to Join Its Fight Over California Emissions Rules

The company and others on Monday sided with the Trump administration in its battle over regulations designed to fight climate change.Given that its members were divided, the Alliance told the White House it would not be publicly siding with the Trump administration, according to a person familiar with the matter. Read more »

General Motors Sides With Trump in Emissions Fight, Splitting the Industry

It represents the latest twist in one of the Trump administration’s most consequential rollbacks of regulations designed to fight climate change.It has also opened a rift among the world’s biggest automakers — the very industrial giants that the Trump administration maintains it was trying to help with regulatory relief. Read more »

A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could It Help Fight Malaria?

What if, after the Allies won World War II, world health officials had employed a Nazi version of DDT against mosquitoes that transmit malaria?In 2006, the World Health Organization endorsed the use of DDT as part of efforts to control malaria, primarily for the spraying of indoor walls. Read more »

Kathryn Murdoch Steps Out of the Family Shadow to Fight Climate Change

26, 2019Kathryn Murdoch is sitting with a reporter in her offices in the West Village, talking about climate change and democracy.”ImageFrom left, Lachlan, Rupert and James Murdoch in London in 2015, at a celebration of the elder Murdoch’s marriage to Jerry Hall. Read more »

Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

Researchers found spraying oxytetracycline on orange trees didn’t halt a devastating infection called citrus greening, but a more expensive method — injecting the trunks — holds some promise.ImageAll throughout Florida and abroad, citrus greening disease has decimated citrus groves, yet no cure has been discovered. Read more »

A New Way to Fight Crop Diseases, With a Smartphone

Science|A New Way to Fight Crop Diseases, With a SmartphoneTrilobitesA hand-held device could help farmers identify blighted plants, and perhaps reduce agricultural losses.ImageWith a smartphone-based sensor, a tomato leaf is tested for late blight, a pathogen that causes billions of dollars in agricultural losses annually. Read more »

Climate Change Denialists Dubbed Auto Makers the ‘Opposition’ in Fight Over Trump’s Emissions Rollback

Car makers sought selected relief from Obama-era emissions standards, while other organizations pushed for a full rollback.The administration must stick with the rollback, he said in the email, addressed to members of the “Cooler Heads Coalition,” a loose-knit group of climate denialists that Mr. Read more »

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It

Firefighters in Los Angeles County are looking to supercomputers to help swiftly predict which way fires will move.“In Los Angeles, with our population density, a fire is going to be burning houses down right away,” said Ralph Terrazas, the chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Read more »