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People collect water at a tube well in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. A new study suggests some 50 million Pakistanis could be at risk of drinking arsenic-tainted groundwater. The findings are based on a hazard map built using water quality data from 1,200 tube wells in the densely populated Indus Valley. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
August 23, 2017 - 2:13 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Some 50 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistan's Indus Valley — far more than previously thought, according to a new study. Pakistan is aware of the growing problem, with arsenic levels rising in some areas as people increasingly...
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People collect water at a tube well in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. A new study suggests some 50 million Pakistanis could be at risk of drinking arsenic-tainted groundwater. The findings are based on a hazard map built using water quality data from 1,200 tube wells in the densely populated Indus Valley. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
August 23, 2017 - 2:13 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Some 50 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistan's Indus Valley — far more than previously thought, according to a new study. Pakistan is aware of the growing problem, with arsenic levels rising in some areas as people increasingly...
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Samples of mini organs are magnified with microscope at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, Netherlands on Monday, May 29, 2017. Doctors in the Netherlands are aiming to grow mini intestines for cystic fibrosis patients to figure out what drugs might work for them. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
August 23, 2017 - 12:30 pm
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop working and scale back doing the thing she loved best...
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Samples of mini organs are magnified with microscope at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, Netherlands on Monday, May 29, 2017. Doctors in the Netherlands are aiming to grow mini intestines for cystic fibrosis patients to figure out what drugs might work for them. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
August 23, 2017 - 12:30 pm
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop working and scale back doing the thing she loved best...
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Samples of mini organs are magnified with microscope at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, Netherlands on Monday, May 29, 2017. Doctors in the Netherlands are aiming to grow mini intestines for cystic fibrosis patients to figure out what drugs might work for them. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
August 23, 2017 - 10:23 am
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop working and scale back doing the thing she loved best...
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Samples of mini organs are magnified with microscope at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, Netherlands on Monday, May 29, 2017. Doctors in the Netherlands are aiming to grow mini intestines for cystic fibrosis patients to figure out what drugs might work for them. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
August 23, 2017 - 10:23 am
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop working and scale back doing the thing she loved best...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:44 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Environmentalists have gone to court to demand that the Dutch government take urgent action to improve air quality, arguing that authorities haven't done enough to meet European Union-mandated targets. Wednesday's summary hearing in The Hague was part of a crowd-funded...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:44 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Environmentalists have gone to court to demand that the Dutch government take urgent action to improve air quality, arguing that authorities haven't done enough to meet European Union-mandated targets. Wednesday's summary hearing in The Hague was part of a crowd-funded...
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Dr. Hans Clevers, who pioneered the mini organs technique, speaks during an interview at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, Netherlands on Monday, May 29, 2017. Except for muscles and blood vessels, the tiny organs “have everything you would expect to see in a real gut, only on a really small scale,” he says. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
August 23, 2017 - 3:32 am
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop working and scale back doing the thing she loved best...
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Dr. Hans Clevers, who pioneered the mini organs technique, speaks during an interview at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, Netherlands on Monday, May 29, 2017. Except for muscles and blood vessels, the tiny organs “have everything you would expect to see in a real gut, only on a really small scale,” he says. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
August 23, 2017 - 3:32 am
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop working and scale back doing the thing she loved best...
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