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Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure that pledges greater efforts to protect drug-dependent newborns and assist their parents. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act also stresses drug treatment and overdose prevention to help stanch the nation’s heroin and opioid drug epidemic. Obama said in a statement ...

U.S. to return Maya artifacts to Guatemala

Jul 23, 2016

U.S. to return Maya artifacts to Guatemala

Seven priceless Maya artifacts looted from Guatemala decades ago are being returned after a representative for an antiquities collector grew suspicious of their origin and contacted the FBI. Experts called in by the agency quickly determined that the limestone pieces, all more than a ...

Russian wildfires put key climate change resource at risk

Jul 22, 2016

Russian wildfires put key climate change resource at risk

Russia’s practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees. The blazes are consuming millions of hectares of pristine Boreal forests in Russia, which are ...

Earth stays on track for the hottest year ever

Jul 22, 2016

Earth stays on track for the hottest year ever

The Earth is on track for its hottest year on record and warming at a faster rate than expected, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday. Temperatures recorded mainly in the Northern Hemisphere in the first six months of the year, coupled with ...

Scientists hunt 'anti-evolution' drugs in new cancer fight

Jul 22, 2016

Scientists hunt 'anti-evolution' drugs in new cancer fight

Scientists are opening a new front in the war on cancer with plans to develop “anti-evolution” drugs to stop tumor cells from developing resistance to treatment. Britain’s Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), one of the world’s top cancer centers, said on Friday its initiative ...

Jul 21, 2016

EU to put burden of greenhouse-gas targets on rich north

The EU on Wednesday unveiled national targets for cutting greenhouse gases by 2030, placing the burden on richer northern countries, including exit-bound Britain, to help meet the bloc’s U.N. goal. The plans for the 28 EU member states put the onus on Sweden, Luxembourg, ...