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Welcome to Audioburst’s Health and Science Playlist

"Welcome to Audioburst! Listen up for the latest health and science news, expertly curated into bite-sized bursts of audio from leading podcasts and talk radio shows.

US bat species devastated by fungus now listed as endangered

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 1 hr ago

US bat species devastated by fungus now listed as endangered

"A bat species devastated by a fungal disease has joined the endangered species list. The northern long eared bat was classified as threatened in 2015, but the U.S. fish and wildlife service has now declared it an endangered species driven to the brink of extinction by white nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats among a dozen species attacking their wings, muscles, and ears. It causes bats to come out of hibernation too early. If you live on bob's beetles and other insects, that's not good for your survival. White nose syndrome has spread across nearly 80% of the bast geographical range in 37 states and Canada. Fish and wildlife officials say they will work with timber companies and landowners to protect trees where bats nest and seek cooperation from the wind energy industry to reduce bat strikes by wind turbines. I'm Jennifer King

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 China affirms zero-COVID stance, eases rules after protests

Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

00:39 sec | 10 hrs ago

China affirms zero-COVID stance, eases rules after protests

"Of the officials briefing that's happening in China at the moment as regards coronavirus restrictions, of course, very part and given the weekend's protests against the strictness of some of those rules we're hearing from officials that they have been seeing complaints focusing on excessive COVID curbs and that they are coordinating with local governments about those complaints some local COVID controls, the Chinese officials are saying we're not targeted. I would say interesting and sort of seeing that the reading between the lines of what we're hearing from those officials in China, so certainly seems to be cognizant of how people are unhappy about the restrictions that have been announced, of course, no major changes announced in that briefing just yet, the push towards

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White House unveils first lady's holiday theme of "We the People"

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 22 hrs ago

White House unveils first lady's holiday theme of "We the People"

"First Lady Jill Biden says she wants Americans to see themselves in The White House's holiday decorations. This year's theme we, the people. What the First Lady calls the soul of the nation. Room by room, we represent what brings us together during the holidays and throughout the year. From the blue room Christmas tree decorated to represent unity to the state dining room celebrating children and the China room with handwritten recipes representing food and traditions. Throughout these halls, from The Shining bells to the mirrored ornaments in the grand foyer behind me, you will see your own reflection

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Nearly 9 out of 10 covid deaths are people over 65 - The Washington Post

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:31 sec | 1 d ago

Nearly 9 out of 10 covid deaths are people over 65 - The Washington Post

"Disease Control and Prevention says more than 300 people are still dying each day on average from COVID-19. While that's much lower than the 2000 per day death toll at the peak of the delta wave, The Washington Post reports it's still roughly two to three times the death rate of the flu. And an analysis of CDC data by the post finds that 9 in ten COVID deaths are coming in Americans 65 and older, the highest rate ever. Some experts predict that this trend will raise some difficult

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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa starts to erupt, sending ash nearby

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 1 d ago

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa starts to erupt, sending ash nearby

"The world's biggest active volcano has started erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years. Mauna loa began erupting late last night on Hawaii's big island. It's not a time to be alarmed. Hawaii county mayor Mitch Roth says the lava flows are contained within the volcano summit area and are not threatening any communities. We have not had to do any evacuations. Still, Hawaii's civil defense agency has opened two shelters amid reports of some people self evacuating. The Hawaiian volcano observatory Ken Han says history indicates some eruptions do not pose any danger to people, but they should stay vigilant. There's nothing to be concerned with. I'm Sagar Meghani

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Community Farm-Farm intro and wrap

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 1 d ago

Community Farm-Farm intro and wrap

"A community farm in Colorado is keeping the environment in mind by replacing traditional farming equipment. Brett beardmore's owl tree farm has ditched the tractors for chickens. There's a lot of the baby boomer farmers are disappearing. Nobody's wanting to take on the next generation. And so there's kind of this weird opportunity that we see to help guide the guide farming methods into a better direction. The ten acre property isn't much as far as farms go, but it's enough to do things their way. Co owner Forrest Carlson says the chickens on site turn the soil, which releases less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than traditional tilling wood. All that knowledge, all that equipment, all that exists, it's just a matter of, you know, helping people realize that there's a different way to do it. There's a mobile chicken coop, which makes it easier to move the animals from patch to patch wherever they're needed. I'm Ed Donahue

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Cyber Monday deals lure in consumers amid high inflation

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 1 d ago

Cyber Monday deals lure in consumers amid high inflation

"Consumers are looking for more discounts on cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is expected to remain the year's biggest online shopping day with up to $11.6 billion in sales. That's according to Adobe analytics, which tracks transactions at over 85 of the top 100 online stores in the U.S. that forecast represents a jump of about a $1 billion, consumers spent last year, Adobe's numbers are not adjusted for inflation and some analysts have said, top line numbers will be boosted by higher prices. I'm Shelley Adler

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WHO recommends new name for monkeypox disease - World Health Organization

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:20 min | 1 d ago

WHO recommends new name for monkeypox disease - World Health Organization

"Friendship heights. It's 9 40 and the World Health Organization has renamed monkeypox as emp. Citing concerns that the original name could be construed as discriminatory and racist. The UN health agency says both names would be used for the next year while the old name is phased out. The WHO said it was concerned by the racist and stigmatizing language that arose after monkeypox spread to more than 100 countries, it's had numerous countries asked the organization to find a way to change the name. Scientists think that outbreaks came to Western countries after spreading it two raves in Belgium and Spain. If you live in Alexandria, the amount you pay for taxes could be going up. City manager Jim Perez John is quoted as telling a recent Delray business association meeting that this year's budget is going to be tight with slow growth, especially in the real estate sector. Alexandria now reports para John has been asked to draw up two budget alternatives, one with a tax increase and one without to cover an expected $17 million budget shortfall. He has until February to work up the options to present to the city council, a budget would be approved in May to take effect on July 1st. Sandy cosell, WTO news. A woman is suing Kraft Heinz because of a comfort food favorite

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What to know about the deadliest bird flu outbreak in history - ABC News

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:24 min | 1 d ago

What to know about the deadliest bird flu outbreak in history - ABC News

"Avian flu has wiped out 50.54 million birds in the United States this year, making it the country's deadliest outbreak in history. U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows the deaths of chickens, turkeys, and other birds represents the worst U.S. animal health disaster to date, topping the previous record of 50.5 million birds that died in an avian flu outbreak in 2015. The birds often die after becoming infected with the virus, then entire flocks which can top a million birds at egg laying chicken farms need to be culled to control the spread of the disease. Losses of poultry flocks sent prices for eggs and turkey meat to record highs, worsening economic pain for consumers facing red hot inflation and making Thursday's Thanksgiving celebrations more expensive in the United States. Europe and Britain are also suffering their worst avian flu crisis, and some British supermarkets rationed customers egg purchases after the outbreak disrupted supplies. As the data shows the U.S. outbreak, which began in February, infected flocks of poultry and non poultry birds across 46 states,

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Houston closes schools as city remains under boil water notice

WBBM Newsradio

00:36 sec | 1 d ago

Houston closes schools as city remains under boil water notice

". In Houston, public schools are closed today and people are being told to boil tap water before they use it. The boil water notice is out of an abundance of caution because the system lost pressure below the regulatory requirement. Yvonne Williams Forrest is the city's water chief that directive is likely to last into tomorrow. Overseas, China's government is faced some of the largest public protests in decades. Asia correspondent Elizabeth Palmer says it's over strict pandemic policies. A man shouts what until now few would even have dared say aloud.

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