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WHO: H1N1 spread has reached pandemic level

Although the H1N1 virus has not proven as deadly as the annual bouts of seasonal flu, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the pandemic threat level today from 5 to 6, the highest designation, signaling that there has been substantial "community transmission" on multiple continents. 

At least 28,774 cases of the virus have been reported in 74 countries, and 144 people have died, the WHO reports on its Web site...

June 11, 2009 — Katherine Harmon
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Report: Climate change will force millions to move, prompting "tensions and violence"

Flooded farmland has already forced thousands of Bangladeshis to higher ground, but that's just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, of the numbers of people who will need to move because of climate change in the coming decade, according to a report released by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, the United Nations University and CARE International today...

June 10, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

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