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Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post Published 6:12 am, Friday, June 22, 2018 Photo: PreventEpidemics.org Screenshot Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 PreventEpidemics.org gives a score to each country based on its ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics. PreventEpidemics.org gives a score to each country based on its ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics. Photo: PreventEpidemics.org Screenshot How prepared is the world for next epidemic? Tool shows most countries are not. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Public health officials and business leaders like Bill Gates have long warned that the world is not ready for the next pandemic. Now an initiative led by Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has developed a tool that spotlights gaps in preparedness, and actions that … [Read more...] about How prepared is the world for next epidemic? Tool shows most countries are not.
By Julie Turkewitz, New York Times Updated 5:33 pm, Friday, June 1, 2018 Photo: Brennan Linsley /Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this March 29, 2013, photo, workers tend to a well head during a hydraulic fracturing operation outside Rifle, in western Colorado. In this March 29, 2013, photo, workers tend to a well head during a hydraulic fracturing operation outside Rifle, in western Colorado. Photo: Brennan Linsley /Associated Press 24 oil wells in a school’s backyard. How close is too close? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A new oil rig will rise behind a middle school in this sprawling county in the coming months, its slender tower bearing an announcement: fracking is back. After a downturn that began in 2015, oil and gas production is booming again, and new … [Read more...] about 24 oil wells in a school’s backyard. How close is too close?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Rachel Slade May 13, 2018 WE’RE ALL CONNECTED through the miracle of global shipping. Sometimes, that leads us to semi-awkward conversations with random strangers about consumer goods from overseas. Not long ago, I was waiting in line at a Maine Turnpike northbound rest stop when I overheard the customer in front of me complaining about the price of a bottle of Evian water. I did some quick mental math and decided that $4 actually wasn’t so bad, considering what it took to get that water into his hands. As casually as possible — you know, just mindless turnpike rest stop chatter — I tried to offer a different perspective: The water had presumably sprung from the ground somewhere in France, had been poured into the bottle, crated, loaded onto a truck, transferred to a shipping container, craned onto a ship, carried across the Atlantic, unloaded … [Read more...] about How cheap is too cheap?
Donald Trump has outlived the “axis of adults” who was supposed to guide and shape his foreign policy. He’s run through two national security advisers, innumerable lawyers and lower-level aides, an attorney general, an array of Cabinet secretaries and, any day now, the second of two White House chiefs of staff. He’s dumped the ideologist who helped elect him and never really clarified what his “America First” campaign slogan was all about anyways. But since we launched The Global Politico days after his inauguration, Trump has more than followed through on his election pledge to shake up the Washington establishment of both parties when it comes to America’s position in the world. Each week, we’ve watched as he’s reoriented – or tried to – U.S. policy toward everywhere from Iran to North Korea, Russia to our North American neighbors. Story Continued Below In 67 episodes over the last year and 85 days, I’ve been … [Read more...] about Just How Dangerous Is Donald Trump?