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Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Public health experts in Nepal suspect strains of influenza Virus-A to be behind the epidemic that killed more than 600 people in remote mountainous districts like Jumla and Kalikot. M Luna, an epidemiologist with the World Health organisation (WHO), who is also a technical advisor to the country's Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, said that of the two types of viruses -- type A and B -- the former was responsible for the deaths. He, however, said the viruses can be conclusively identified only after blood samples of the infected patients are analysed.